Yingli Green Energy Holding Company

(

YGE

) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 2.8%. By the end of trading, Yingli Green Energy Holding Company rose 42 cents (11.9%) to $3.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.4 million shares of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.46-$3.99 after having opened the day at $3.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.54. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:

Daystar Technologies Inc

(

DSTI

), up 40%,

Jingwei Internat

(

JNGW

), up 11.3%,

Electro-Sensors Inc

(

ELSE

), up 10.5%, and

Bridgeline Digital Inc

(

BLIN

), up 10%.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and installation of photovoltaic (PV) products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company has a market cap of $513.9 million and is part of the

electronics

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.5, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 2.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 64.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yingli Green Energy Holding as a

hold

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

On the negative front,

Selectica Inc

(

SLTC

), down 16.4%,

Groupon Inc

(

GRPN

), down 15.5%,

China Digital TV

(

STV

), down 14.9%, and

Socket Mobile Inc

(

SCKT

), down 14.3%, were all losers within the technology sector with

Verizon Communications Inc

(

VZ

) being today's technology sector loser.

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

Technology Select Sector SPDR

(

XLK

) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Technology

(

REW

).

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