The computer hardware industry closed the day up 0.9%. Brocade Communications Systems Inc ( BRCD), Identive Group Inc ( INVE), Radcom ( RDCM), and Western Digital Corporation ( WDC) were all decliners today within the computer hardware industry with Juniper Networks Inc ( JNPR) being today's featured computer hardware loser. Juniper Networks Inc fell 18 cents (-0.9%) to $19.99 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10.8 million shares of Juniper Networks Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.5 million shares.

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops, and sells products and services that provide network infrastructure to create environments for the deployment of services and applications over a single network. Juniper Networks Inc has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 45.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Juniper as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income.

On the positive front, Hauppauge Digital ( HAUP), Lantronix Inc ( LTRX), Rimage Corporation ( RIMG), and Pinnacle Data Systems Inc ( PNS) were all gainers within the computer hardware industry with Cisco Systems Inc ( CSCO) 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).