Trina Solar

(

TSL

) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.8%. By the end of trading, Trina Solar rose 38 cents (5.7%) to $7.09 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.8 million shares of Trina Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.46-$7.17 after having opened the day at $6.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.71. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were:

Daystar Technologies Inc

(

DSTI

), up 40%,

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company

(

YGE

), up 11.9%,

Electro-Sensors Inc

(

ELSE

), up 10.5%, and

Daqo New Energy

(

DQ

), up 7.6%.

Trina Solar Limited, through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells photovoltaic (PV) modules worldwide. Trina Solar has a market cap of $494.7 million and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 1.5, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 3.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 71.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trina Solar as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

Netlist Inc

(

NLST

), down 12%,

Sequans Communications SA ADR

(

SQNS

), down 10.9%,

Emcore Corporation

(

EMKR

), down 9.1%, and

Parkervision Inc

(

PRKR

), down 9%, were all losers within the electronics industry with

Broadcom Corporation

(

BRCM

) being today's electronics industry loser.

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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