The

computer hardware

industry closed the day up 1.6%.

Digi International

(

DGII

),

Socket Mobile Inc

(

SCKT

),

Dataram Corporation

(

DRAM

), and

Overland Storage Inc

(

OVRL

) were all decliners today within the computer hardware industry with

Universal Display Corporation

(

PANL

) being today's featured computer hardware loser. Universal Display Corporation fell $1.21 (-2.5%) to $46.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of Universal Display Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares.

Universal Display Corporation engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in flat panel display, solid-state lighting, and other product applications. Universal Display Corporation has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. Shares are up 68.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Universal Display as a

hold

. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

On the positive front,

Mad Catz Interactive Inc

(

MCZ

),

Stratasys

(

SSYS

),

Super Micro Computer Inc

(

SMCI

), and

Extreme Networks Inc

(

EXTR

) were all gainers within the computer hardware industry with

Apple Incorporated

(

AAPL

) being today's featured computer hardware industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the computer hardware industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Technology

(

IYW

) while those bearish on the computer hardware industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor

(

SSG

).

null