Cymer Inc. (CYMI): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

Cymer ( CYMI) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.5%. By the end of trading, Cymer rose 46 cents (0.9%) to $50.96 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 488,814 shares of Cymer exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 324,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $50.41-$51.36 after having opened the day at $50.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.50. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: GigOptix ( GIG), up 12.3%, Planar Systems ( PLNR), up 10.5%, Microvision ( MVIS), up 9.8%, and Schmitt Industries ( SMIT), up 8.7%.

Cymer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of light sources for the manufacturers of photolithography tools in the semiconductor equipment industry. Cymer has a market cap of $1.57 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Cymer a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cymer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

On the negative front, China Sunergy ( CSUN), down 16%, JA Solar Holdings Co. ADR ( JASO), down 15.2%, Vimicro International Corporation ( VIMC), down 14.3%, and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company ( YGE), down 10%, were all losers within the electronics industry with SanDisk ( SNDK) being today's electronics industry loser.

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