NXP Semiconductor NV (NXPI): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor rose 55 cents (2.3%) to $24.54 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $24.01-$24.80 after having opened the day at $24.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.99. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: SatCon Technology Corporation ( SATC), up 19.5%, Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), up 13.2%, Ascent Solar Technologies ( ASTI), up 11.2%, and Cogo Group ( COGO), up 9.9%.

NXP Semiconductors N.V., through its subsidiary, NXP B.V., provides mixed signal solutions and standard products worldwide. NXP Semiconductor has a market cap of $5.91 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 57.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are four analysts that rate NXP Semiconductor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

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

On the negative front, Advanced Photonix ( API), down 15.3%, Neonode ( NEON), down 11.1%, SemiLEDs ( LEDS), down 9.8%, and Vimicro International Corporation ( VIMC), down 9.1%, were all laggards within the electronics industry with Micron Technology ( MU) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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).