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Micron Technology



) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Micron Technology fell 24 cents (-3.6%) to $6.60 on average volume. Throughout the day, 34.5 million shares of Micron Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $6.54-$6.90 after having opened the day at $6.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.85. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were:

Wireless Ronin Technologies



), down 19.6%,

Performance Technologies



), down 18.4%,




), down 17.1%, and




), down 15.3%.

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Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Micron Technology has a market cap of $6.78 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 5.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Micron Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Micron Technology as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front,



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), up 40.6%,

Geospace Technologies



), up 30.4%,




), up 18.5%, and

Smith Micro Software



), up 17.7%, were all gainers within the technology sector with

EMC Corporation



) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

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