Clearwire Corp (CLWR): Today's Featured Technology Winner

Clearwire ( CLWR) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, Clearwire rose 2 cents (1.7%) to $1.20 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8.4 million shares of Clearwire exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.15-$1.22 after having opened the day at $1.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.18. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: Hoku ( HOKU), up 59.2%, Nortech Systems Incorporated ( NSYS), up 29.1%, NCI ( NCIT), up 28.2%, and Neonode ( NEON), up 28%.

Clearwire Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides fourth generation wireless broadband services in the United States. The company builds and operates mobile broadband networks that offer high-speed mobile Internet and residential Internet access services. Clearwire has a market cap of $596 million and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 39.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Clearwire a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clearwire as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally weak debt management.

On the negative front, Microvision ( MVIS), down 26.3%, Evolving Systems ( EVOL), down 22.1%, Ubiquiti Networks ( UBNT), down 12.8%, and Network Equipment Technologies ( NWK), down 12%, were all losers within the technology sector with Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH) being today's technology sector loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).
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