The electronics industry closed the day down 2.5%. Mattson Technology ( MTSN), Sequans Communications SA ADR ( SQNS), Lime Energy ( LIME), and Digital Ally Inc ( DGLY) were all winners today within the electronics industry with Spreadtrum Communications Inc ( SPRD) being today's featured electronics winner. Spreadtrum Communications Inc rose 29 cents (1.3%) to $21.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.6 million shares of Spreadtrum Communications Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares.

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops, and markets baseband processor and RF transceiver solutions for wireless communications and mobile television markets. Spreadtrum Communications Inc has a market cap of $1 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of five and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Spreadtrum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the negative front, ON Semiconductor Corporation ( ONNN), Cree Inc ( CREE), Applied Energetics Inc ( AERG), and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company ( YGE) were all losers within the electronics industry with Corning Inc ( GLW) 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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