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Teradata Corporation



) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Teradata Corporation rose $1.50 (2%) to $77.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Teradata Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $76.27-$77.88 after having opened the day at $76.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.27. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:

China Information Technology



), up 25%,

Powerwave Technologies



), up 23.1%,

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), up 22.5%, and

Bridgeline Digital



), up 11.7%.

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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 $12.83 billion and is part of the

computer hardware

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.8, above the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 33.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 57.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Teradata Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teradata Corporation 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, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,




), down 14.6%,

Daystar Technologies



), down 13.5%,

Orion Energy Systems



), down 12.8%, and

Nexxus Lighting



), down 11.4%, were all laggards within the technology sector with

America Movil S.A.B. de C.V



) being today's technology sector laggard.

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) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

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