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SunPower Corporation

(

SPWR

) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, SunPower Corporation fell $0.81 (-2.5%) to $30.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,536,372 shares of SunPower Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,449,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.36-$32.00 after having opened the day at $31.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.76. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were:

Violin Memory

(

VMEM

), down 48.2%,

ARC Group Worldwide

(

ARCW

), down 18.6%,

RIT Technologies

(

RITT

), down 17.9% and

GRAVITY

(

GRVY

), down 10.6%.

SunPower Corporation, an integrated solar products and solutions company, designs, manufactures, and delivers solar electric systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power plant customers worldwide. SunPower Corporation has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are down 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunPower Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

SunPower Corporation

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the positive front,

Camtek

TST Recommends

(

CAMT

), up 39.5%,

Performance Technologies

(

PTIX

), up 23.6%,

Splunk

(

SPLK

), up 22.8% and

Zoom Technologies

(

ZOOM

), up 17.6% , were all gainers within the technology sector with

Nielsen Holdings

(

NLSN

) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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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