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 2.9%. By the end of trading, Trina Solar rose 20 cents (3.3%) to $6.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Trina Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.95-$6.70 after having opened the day at $5.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.15. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Hoku ( HOKU), up 28.3%, Parkervision ( PRKR), up 16.4%, Microvision ( MVIS), up 12.8%, and Tegal Corporation ( TGAL), up 7.5%.

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 $479.3 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.9% 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 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trina Solar as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally weak debt management.

On the negative front, Quicklogic Corporation ( QUIK), down 23.8%, Aetrium Incorporated ( ATRM), down 19.1%, OmniVision Technologies ( OVTI), down 17.2%, and Enphase Energy ( ENPH), down 13.8%, 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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