The technology sector closed the day up 1.8%. Advanced Photonix Inc ( API), Trunkbow International Holdings ( TBOW), Spire Corporation ( SPIR), and icad Inc ( ICAD) were all decliners today within the technology sector with Yahoo Inc ( YHOO) being today's featured technology loser. Yahoo Inc fell 9 cents (-0.6%) to $15.77 on light volume. Throughout the day, 20.3 million shares of Yahoo Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37.1 million shares.

Yahoo! Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries, operates as a digital media company that delivers personalized digital content and experiences, across devices and worldwide. Yahoo Inc has a market cap of $20 billion and is part of the internet industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18, equal to the average internet industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yahoo as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the positive front, iSoftStone Holdings ( ISS), SouFun Holdings ( SFUN), Schmitt Industries Inc ( SMIT), and Egain Communications Corporation ( EGAN) were all gainers within the technology sector with Baidu Inc ( BIDU) being today's featured technology sector winner.

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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