The computer hardware industry closed the day up 2.3%. Performance Technologies Inc ( PTIX), Crossroads Systems Incorporated ( CRDS), Hutchinson Technology ( HTCH), and Mitek Systems Inc ( MITK) were all decliners today within the computer hardware industry with Electronics for Imaging Inc ( EFII) being today's featured computer hardware loser. Electronics for Imaging Inc fell 30 cents (-2.1%) to $14.34 on light volume. Throughout the day, 121,655 shares of Electronics for Imaging Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 283,300 shares.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. provides color digital print controllers, format printers and inks, and print management solutions worldwide. The company's controller technologies transform digital copiers and printers into networked printing devices. Electronics for Imaging Inc has a market cap of $650.7 million and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, below the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 21.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Electronics for Imaging as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

On the positive front, OCZ Technology Group Inc ( OCZ), iGo Inc ( IGOI), Transact Technologies Inc ( TACT), and Riverbed Technology Incorporated ( RVBD) were all gainers within the computer hardware industry with International Business Machines ( IBM) 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).

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