Texas Instruments Inc

(

TXN

) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Texas Instruments Inc fell 15 cents (-0.5%) to $27.79 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.5 million shares of Texas Instruments Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $27.79-$28.21 after having opened the day at $28.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.94. Other company's within the Electronics industry that declined today were:

Sevcon Inc

(

SEV

), down 18%,

Tech/Ops Sevcon Inc

(

TO

), down 18%,

Daystar Technologies Inc

(

DSTI

), down 14.3%, and

Trina Solar

(

TSL

), down 7.8%.

Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the design and sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. Texas Instruments Inc has a market cap of $32.78 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 12 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 14% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Texas Instruments as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

Tegal Corporation

(

TGAL

), up 12.4%,

Digital Ally Inc

(

DGLY

), up 10.4%,

Applied Energetics Inc

(

AERG

), up 9.8%, and

Vimicro International Corporation

(

VIMC

), up 9.4%, were all gainers within the electronics industry with

Agilent Technologies Inc

(

A

) being today's featured electronics industry winner.

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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