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Sap AG ADR

(

SAP

) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Sap AG ADR rose 70 cents (1.1%) to $65.49 on light volume. Throughout the day, 984,342 shares of Sap AG ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.97-$65.87 after having opened the day at $65.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.79. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:

Kenexa

(

KNXA

), up 41.4%,

Daystar Technologies

(

DSTI

), up 25.5%,

Microvision

(

MVIS

), up 11.6%, and

Nam Tai Electronics

(

NTE

), up 10.7%.

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SAP AG provides business software primarily in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific Japan region. Sap AG ADR has a market cap of $76.97 billion and is part of the

computer software & services

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 16.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Sap AG ADR a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sap AG ADR as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

MER Telemanagement Solutions

(

MTSL

), down 15.1%,

XRS

(

XRSC

), down 13.5%,

RIT Technologies

(

RITT

), down 10.9%, and

Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution

(

KONE

), down 10.8%, were all laggards within the technology sector with

Agilent Technologies

(

A

) being today's technology sector laggard.

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

Technology Select Sector SPDR

(

XLK

) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Technology

(

REW

).

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