The electronics industry closed the day up 1.4%. Vitesse Semiconductor ( VTSS), Oclaro Inc ( OCLR), Superconductor Technologies Inc ( SCON), and Hurco Companies Inc ( HURC) were all winners today within the electronics industry with Texas Instruments Inc ( TXN) being today's featured electronics winner. Texas Instruments Inc rose 53 cents (1.7%) to $30.93 on average volume. Throughout the day, 15.8 million shares of Texas Instruments Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.1 million shares.

Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the design and sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. Texas Instruments Inc has a market cap of $34.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Texas Instruments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, OmniVision Technologies Inc ( OVTI), Ramtron International Corporation ( RMTR), Schmitt Industries Inc ( SMIT), and Daystar Technologies Inc ( DSTI) were all losers within the electronics industry with Advanced Micro Devices Inc ( AMD) being today's electronics industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).
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