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

JDS Uniphase Corp (CA ( JDSU) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, JDS Uniphase Corp (CA rose 16 cents (1.5%) to $11.06 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 7.7 million shares of JDS Uniphase Corp (CA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of five million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $10.88-$11.38 after having opened the day at $11.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.90. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: FSI International ( FSII), up 52.5%, Pervasive Software ( PVSW), up 23.2%, Ascent Solar Technologies ( ASTI), up 21.1%, and ARC Wireless Solutions ( ARCW), up 18.8%.

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 $2.45 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, Powerwave Technologies ( PWAV), down 23.1%, Internet Gold Golden Lines ( IGLD), down 16.9%, B Communications ( BCOM), down 14.1%, and Otelco ( OTT), down 12.1%, were all laggards within the technology sector with Juniper Networks ( JNPR) being today's technology sector laggard.

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