NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA): Today's Featured Technology Laggard

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NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, NVIDIA Corporation fell 14 cents (-1%) to $13.04 on average volume. Throughout the day, nine million shares of NVIDIA Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $12.97-$13.24 after having opened the day at $13.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.17. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: Leap Wireless International ( LEAP), down 17.9%, Dynasil Corporation of America ( DYSL), down 17.3%, Xyratex ( XRTX), down 16.7%, and Superconductor Technologies ( SCON), down 16.3%.
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NVIDIA Corporation provides graphics chips for use in smartphones, personal computers (PC), tablets, and professional workstations markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Graphic Processing Unit (GPU), Professional Solutions Business (PSB), and Consumer Products Business (CPB). NVIDIA Corporation has a market cap of $8.12 billion and is part of the electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate NVIDIA Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVIDIA Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Vringo ( VRNG), up 39.2%, XRS ( XRSC), up 23.6%, Winland Electronics ( WEX), up 22.2%, and Phazar Corporation ( ANTP), up 20%, were all gainers within the technology sector with LinkedIn ( LNKD) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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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