NVIDIA Corporation

(

NVDA

) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, NVIDIA Corporation rose 10 cents (0.8%) to $13.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 13.6 million shares of NVIDIA Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $12.91-$13.32 after having opened the day at $13.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.14. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were:

Enova Systems

(

ENA

), up 87.5%,

Uni-pixel

(

UNXL

), up 19.3%,

Giga-tronics

(

GIGA

), up 12.8%, and

Aetrium Incorporated

(

ATRM

), up 9.6%.

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NVIDIA Corporation provides graphics chips for use in smartphones, personal computers (PC), tablets, and professional workstations markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Graphic Processing Unit (GPU), Professional Solutions Business (PSB), and Consumer Products Business (CPB). NVIDIA Corporation has a market cap of $7.88 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate NVIDIA Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVIDIA Corporation as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

Orbotech

(

ORBK

), down 14.1%,

A123 Systems

(

AONE

), down 12.9%,

Daqo New Energy

(

DQ

), down 10.3%, and

Spire Corporation

(

SPIR

), down 9.1%, were all losers within the electronics industry with

Intel

(

INTC

) being today's electronics industry loser.

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

iShares Dow Jones US Technology

(

IYW

) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor

(

SSG

).

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