The computer hardware industry closed the day up 3%. Rimage Corporation ( RIMG), Lantronix Inc ( LTRX), Crossroads Systems Incorporated ( CRDS), and Concurrent Computer Corporation ( CCUR) were all decliners today within the computer hardware industry with Mad Catz Interactive Inc ( MCZ) being today's featured computer hardware loser. Mad Catz Interactive Inc fell 2 cents (-3%) to 65 cents on light volume. Throughout the day, 273,083 shares of Mad Catz Interactive Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 732,400 shares.

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, sells, and distributes accessories for videogame platforms and personal computers (PC), as well as for iPod and other audio devices. Mad Catz Interactive Inc has a market cap of $41.2 million and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.1, below the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of five and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 34.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mad Catz Interactive as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and generally poor debt management.

On the positive front, Radcom ( RDCM), Dot Hill Systems Corporation ( HILL), Hauppauge Digital ( HAUP), and Network Equipment Technologies ( NWK) 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).
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