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

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NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor fell 66 cents (-2.6%) to $24.30 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.5 million shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $24.05-$25.16 after having opened the day at $25.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.96. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Aehr Test Systems ( AEHR), down 10.5%, Raven Industries ( RAVN), down 9.2%, Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), down 7.5%, and GT Advanced Technologies ( GTAT), down 6.5%.

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 69.4% 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 high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front, Microvision ( MVIS), up 13.8%, First Solar ( FSLR), up 7.5%, Aetrium Incorporated ( ATRM), up 7.5%, and Trina Solar ( TSL), up 7%, were all gainers within the electronics industry with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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