Trina Solar Limited (TSL): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

Trina Solar ( TSL) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.7%. By the end of trading, Trina Solar rose 12 cents (1.6%) to $7.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Trina Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $7.43-$7.87 after having opened the day at $7.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.63. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: ClearSign Combustion ( CLIR), up 24%, Dolby Laboratories ( DLB), up 17.5%, AuthenTec ( AUTH), up 17.1%, and Spreadtrum Communications ( SPRD), up 15.1%.

Trina Solar Limited, an integrated solar-power products manufacturer, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of photovoltaic (PV) modules worldwide. Trina Solar has a market cap of $635.5 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Trina Solar a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trina Solar as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, InvenSense ( INVN), down 22.9%, Hoku ( HOKU), down 14.5%, Emcore Corporation ( EMKR), down 12.6%, and Power-One ( PWER), down 11.3%, were all losers within the electronics industry with Corning ( GLW) 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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