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EMC Corporation



) pushed the Computer Hardware industry higher today making it today's featured computer hardware winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, EMC Corporation rose $0.67 (2.6%) to $26.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 28,344,492 shares of EMC Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,580,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.67-$26.45 after having opened the day at $25.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.68. Other companies within the Computer Hardware industry that increased today were:

Radisys Corporation



), up 8.8%,

China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech



), up 8.8%,

Extreme Networks



), up 5.5% and

Electronics for Imaging



), up 4.7%.

EMC Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, delivers, and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions, and services. EMC Corporation has a market cap of $52.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate EMC Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

EMC Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front,

Nimble Storage



), down 5.3%,

Crossroads Systems



), down 4.8%,

Dataram Corporation



), down 4.3% and




), down 2.6% , were all laggards within the computer hardware industry with

Lexmark International



) being today's computer hardware industry laggard.

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) while those bearish on the computer hardware industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor




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