Micron Technology

(

MU

) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Micron Technology rose 4 cents (0.7%) to $5.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 25.6 million shares of Micron Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 35.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.59-$5.80 after having opened the day at $5.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.71. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:

Recon Technology

(

RCON

), up 39.5%,

Ambient Corporation

(

AMBT

), up 27.1%,

Dynasil Corporation of America

(

DYSL

), up 22.7%, and

Globalstar Incorporated

(

GSAT

), up 20.6%.

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Micron Technology has a market cap of $5.72 billion and is part of the

electronics

industry. Shares are down 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 21 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

hold

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

On the negative front,

Deltathree

(

DDDC

), down 32%,

Hoku

(

HOKU

), down 25.1%,

Dell

(

DELL

), down 17.2%, and

Daystar Technologies

(

DSTI

), down 13.2%, were all losers within the technology sector with

Juniper Networks

(

JNPR

) being today's technology sector loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider

Technology Select Sector SPDR

(

XLK

) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Technology

(

REW

).

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