Teradata Corporation

(

TDC

) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology loser. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Teradata Corporation fell $1.14 (-1.6%) to $68.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Teradata Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $68.87-$70.47 after having opened the day at $70.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.10. Other company's within the Technology sector that declined today were:

Nexxus Lighting

(

NEXS

), down 25%,

Enova Systems

(

ENA

), down 19.9%,

Wave Systems Corporation

(

WAVX

), down 10.3%, and

Giga-tronics

(

GIGA

), down 10.2%.

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Teradata Corporation provides analytic data solutions worldwide. The company offers various data warehousing solutions that comprise software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services. Teradata Corporation has a market cap of $12.04 billion and is part of the

computer hardware

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.4, above the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 32.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 44.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Teradata Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teradata Corporation 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

LiveDeal

(

LIVE

), up 16.8%,

Daystar Technologies

(

DSTI

), up 10.1%,

Remark Media

(

MARK

), up 9.7%, and

Vocera Communications

(

VCRA

), up 9.1%, were all gainers within the technology sector with

Intuit

(

INTU

) being today's featured technology sector winner.

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(

XLK

) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

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(

REW

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