Intel Corp (INTC): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

The electronics industry closed the day up 4.7%. Suntech Power Holdings ( STP), Quicklogic Corporation ( QUIK), LDK Solar Company ( LDK), and GT Advanced Technologies Inc ( GTAT) were all winners today within the electronics industry with Intel ( INTC) being today's featured electronics winner. Intel rose 43 cents (1.7%) to $25.13 on average volume. Throughout the day, 84.5 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 68.5 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 $129.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 10.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, AXT Inc ( AXTI), Plexus ( PLXS), Digital Ally Inc ( DGLY), and Memsic Inc ( MEMS) were all losers within the electronics industry with Triquint Semiconductor ( TQNT) 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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