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MEMC Electronic Materials



) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, MEMC Electronic Materials fell $0.06 (-1.1%) to $5.33 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,125,218 shares of MEMC Electronic Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,084,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.22-$5.40 after having opened the day at $5.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.39. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were:




), down 19.9%,

Suntech Power Holdings



), down 12.4%,

ESCO Technologies



), down 9.8% and

Revolution Lighting Technologies



), down 7.0%.

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MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of silicon wafers. The company also develops and sells photovoltaic energy solutions. It operates in two segments, Semiconductor Materials and Solar Energy. MEMC Electronic Materials has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 67.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate MEMC Electronic Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MEMC Electronic Materials as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Plug Power



), down 54.4%,

Renewable Energy Trade Board



), down 24.0%,

Advanced Micro Devices



), down 8.2% and

EZChip Semiconductor



), down 7.4% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing



) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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