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NXP Semiconductor



) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor fell $0.48 (-1.5%) to $32.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,669,349 shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,292,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $32.64-$33.70 after having opened the day at $33.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.14. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were:

SatCon Technology Corporation



), down 25.0%,




), down 9.3%,

Revolution Lighting Technologies



), down 6.5% and

Rubicon Technology



), down 5.7%.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. provides mixed signal and standard product solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. It provides integrated circuits (ICs) and discrete semiconductors. NXP Semiconductor has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 25.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate NXP Semiconductor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

NXP Semiconductor

as a


. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures.

On the positive front,




), up 12.6%,

Intersil Corporation



), up 10.4%,

Bel Fuse



), up 10.2% and

Vimicro International Corporation



), up 8.7% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with

Micron Technology



) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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