Skyworks Solutions

(

SWKS

) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.2%. By the end of trading, Skyworks Solutions rose 37 cents (2.6%) to $14.74 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.3 million shares of Skyworks Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.40-$14.86 after having opened the day at $14.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.37. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were:

LDK Solar Company

(

LDK

), up 11.2%,

Digital Power Corporation

(

DPW

), up 11.2%,

Sevcon

(

SEV

), up 9.3%, and

RF Industries

(

RFIL

), up 5.7%.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers analog and mixed signal semiconductors worldwide. The company provides power amplifiers and front-end solutions for cellular handsets from entry level to multimedia platforms, as well as smart phones. Skyworks Solutions has a market cap of $2.68 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 49.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Skyworks Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Skyworks Solutions as a

buy

. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

New Energy Systems Group

(

NEWN

), down 18%,

Enova Systems

(

ENA

), down 13.5%,

Daqo New Energy

(

DQ

), down 10.1%, and

Applied Energetics

(

AERG

), down 8.9%, were all losers within the electronics industry with

Texas Instruments

(

TXN

) being today's electronics industry loser.

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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