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Seagate Technology



) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Seagate Technology rose $1.41 (2.5%) to $56.82 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,044,798 shares of Seagate Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,493,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.31-$57.14 after having opened the day at $55.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.41. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:




), up 38.6%,




), up 25.0%,




), up 22.0% and

China Finance Online



), up 17.7%.

Seagate Technology Public Limited Company designs, manufactures, and sells electronic data storage products. Seagate Technology has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Seagate Technology a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Seagate Technology

as a


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

On the negative front,

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), down 22.8%,




), down 8.4%,

WPCS International



), down 6.9% and

ClearSign Combustion



), down 6.6% , were all laggards within the technology sector with




) 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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