JDS Uniphase Corp (CA) (JDSU): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

JDS Uniphase Corp (CA ( JDSU) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, JDS Uniphase Corp (CA rose 14 cents (1.6%) to $8.92 on average volume. Throughout the day, six million shares of JDS Uniphase Corp (CA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $8.65-$9 after having opened the day at $8.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.78. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), up 12.5%, CalAmp Corporation ( CAMP), up 6%, Infinera Corporation ( INFN), up 5.8%, and MetroPCS Communications ( PCS), up 5.6%.

JDS Uniphase Corporation provides communications test and measurement solutions, and optical products for telecommunications service providers, wireless operators, cable operators, network-equipment manufacturers, and enterprises worldwide. JDS Uniphase Corp (CA has a market cap of $2.15 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate JDS Uniphase Corp (CA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JDS Uniphase Corp (CA as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Dialogic ( DLGC), down 15.9%, Clearwire ( CLWR), down 9.8%, AudioCodes ( AUDC), down 9.6%, and Motricity ( MOTR), down 6.9%, were all laggards within the telecommunications industry with Verizon Communications ( VZ) being today's telecommunications industry laggard.

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