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Skyworks Solutions



) 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, Skyworks Solutions rose 55 cents (1.9%) to $29.79 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.9 million shares of Skyworks Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $29.05-$30.14 after having opened the day at $29.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.24. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were:




), up 16.2%,

Qualstar Corporation



), up 11.9%,

Cirrus Logic



), up 6.6%, and

Rubicon Technology



), up 6%.

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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 $5.47 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.5, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 26.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 82.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Skyworks Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Skyworks Solutions 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, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front,

Winland Electronics



), down 25%,

International Rectifier



), down 11.8%,

Enova Systems



), down 9.6%, and

Nexxus Lighting



), down 7.1%, were all laggards within the electronics industry with




) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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