Teradata Corporation (TDC): Today's Featured Technology Winner

Teradata Corporation ( TDC) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Teradata Corporation rose 40 cents (0.6%) to $65.41 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.8 million shares of Teradata Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.89-$66.20 after having opened the day at $65.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.01. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), up 30.3%, iGo ( IGOI), up 16.7%, Lantronix ( LTRX), up 16.6%, and Synacor ( SYNC), up 12.2%.

Teradata Corporation provides analytic data solutions worldwide. The company offers various data warehousing solutions that comprise software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services. Teradata Corporation has a market cap of $12.25 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 33, above the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 32.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 34% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Teradata Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teradata Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Deltathree ( DDDC), down 45.7%, Wi-Lan ( WILN), down 13.6%, Enova Systems ( ENA), down 12.3%, and A123 Systems ( AONE), down 11.2%, were all losers within the technology sector with EMC Corporation ( EMC) 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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