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Research in Motion



) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Research in Motion rose $0.34 (2.5%) to $13.84 on light volume. Throughout the day, 23,959,380 shares of Research in Motion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 54,770,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $13.10-$13.91 after having opened the day at $13.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.50. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:




), up 40.9%,

Renewable Energy Trade Board



), up 28.7%,

Zhone Technologies



), up 20.4% and

Net Element International



), up 13.9%.

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Research In Motion Limited designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the mobile communications market worldwide. Research in Motion has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Research in Motion as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

Digital Power Corporation



), down 16.9%,

China Information Technology



), down 13.7%,




), down 10.9% and




), down 10.2% , were all laggards within the technology sector with

Juniper Networks



) being today's technology sector laggard.

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Technology Select Sector SPDR



) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Technology




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