The electronics industry closed the day up 3.6%. Micronetics Inc ( NOIZ), Parkervision Inc ( PRKR), LGL Group Inc ( LGL), and Comverge Inc ( COMV) were all decliners today within the electronics industry with Cohu Inc ( COHU) being today's featured electronics loser. Cohu Inc fell 26 cents (-2.2%) to $11.44 on average volume. Throughout the day, 98,480 shares of Cohu Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 77,300 shares.

Cohu, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of test handling and burn-in related equipment, and thermal sub-systems for the semiconductor industry worldwide. Cohu Inc has a market cap of $294.6 million and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 10.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 26.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cohu as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Amtech Systems Inc ( ASYS), Suntech Power Holdings ( STP), Applied Energetics Inc ( AERG), and Kemet Corporation ( KEM) were all gainers within the electronics industry with Intel ( INTC) being today's featured electronics industry winner.

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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