) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 3.9%. By the end of trading, SanDisk rose $2.18 (4.8%) to $47.74 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4.8 million shares of SanDisk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.11-$48.02 after having opened the day at $47.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.56. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were:

Energy Conversion Devices Inc



), up 41.9%,

Trident Microsystems Inc



), up 18.5%,

OYO Geospace Corporation



), up 17%, and

LTX-Credence Corporation



), up 15.3%.

SanDisk Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets NAND-based flash data storage card products that are used in various consumer electronics products. SanDisk has a market cap of $11.49 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 9.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates SanDisk as a


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

On the negative front,

Dynasil Corporation of America



), down 13%,

Trio-Tech International



), down 9.3%,

Applied Energetics Inc



), down 8.5%, and

Digital Ally Inc



), down 6.8%, were all losers within the electronics industry with

Spreadtrum Communications Inc



) being today's electronics industry loser.

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iShares Dow Jones US Technology



) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor