Marvell Technology Group ( MRVL) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Marvell Technology Group rose 89 cents (6.5%) to $14.65 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 31 million shares of Marvell Technology Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.35-$14.90 after having opened the day at $14.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.76. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: InvenSense Inc ( INVN), up 19.5%, Dolby Laboratories Inc ( DLB), up 10.9%, MTS Systems Corporation ( MTSC), up 10.7%, and BTU International Inc ( BTUI), up 10.5%.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. designs, develops, and markets analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing, and embedded and standalone ARM-based microprocessor integrated circuits. Marvell Technology Group has a market cap of $9.13 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 12.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marvell Technology Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Hoku ( HOKU), down 13.8%, Digital Ally Inc ( DGLY), down 11.4%, Trident Microsystems Inc ( TRID), down 11.2%, and Daystar Technologies Inc ( DSTI), down 7.9%, were all losers within the electronics industry with TE Connectivity ( TEL) being today's electronics industry loser.

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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