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RF Micro Devices

(

RFMD

) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, RF Micro Devices rose $0.06 (1.1%) to $5.33 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 8,653,994 shares of RF Micro Devices exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,720,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.16-$5.48 after having opened the day at $5.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.27. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were:

Cepheid

(

CPHD

), up 11.8%,

NeoPhotonics

(

NPTN

), up 7.6%,

Quicklogic Corporation

(

QUIK

), up 5.8% and

Advanced Energy Industries

(

AEIS

), up 5.8%.

RF Micro Devices, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of radio frequency (RF) solutions for original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers in wireless and wired communications applications in the United States and internationally. RF Micro Devices has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate RF Micro Devices a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates RF Micro Devices as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the negative front,

Vicor Corporation

(

VICR

), down 7.5%,

LightPath Technologies

(

LPTH

), down 7.0%,

Advantest

(

ATE

), down 4.7% and

Netlist

(

NLST

), down 4.3% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with

Micron Technology

(

MU

) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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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