The electronics industry closed the day up 1.5%. LG.Display Company ( LPL), Altera ( ALTR), China Sunergy ( CSUN), and Enova Systems Inc ( ENA) were all winners today within the electronics industry with Intel ( INTC) being today's featured electronics winner. Intel rose 42 cents (1.8%) to $24.03 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 123.2 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 64.4 million shares.

Intel Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Intel has a market cap of $127.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 10.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Data I/O Corporation ( DAIO), Schmitt Industries Inc ( SMIT), Spire Corporation ( SPIR), and American Superconductor Corporation ( AMSC) were all losers within the electronics industry with Micron Technology Inc ( MU) 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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