The technology sector closed the day up 1.5%. Trunkbow International Holdings ( TBOW), Seagate Technology ( STX), Synaptics Inc ( SYNA), and Novatel Wireless Inc ( NVTL) were all winners today within the technology sector with Cisco Systems Inc ( CSCO) being today's featured technology winner. Cisco Systems Inc rose 19 cents (1.1%) to $17.38 on light volume. Throughout the day, 46 million shares of Cisco Systems Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 71.8 million shares. Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. Cisco Systems Inc has a market cap of $92.4 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.