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

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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 0.1%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor rose 90 cents (4.1%) to $22.62 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $21.22-$22.74 after having opened the day at $21.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.72. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Trio-Tech International ( TRT), up 14.8%, Spire Corporation ( SPIR), up 14%, ARM Holdings ( ARMH), up 10.9%, and Cogo Group ( COGO), up 10.7%.
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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 $5.59 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 41.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are six 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 negative front, SatCon Technology Corporation ( SATC), down 30.6%, A123 Systems ( AONE), down 14.7%, Plug Power ( PLUG), down 7.6%, and Digital Power Corporation ( DPW), down 7.3%, were all laggards within the electronics industry with Agilent Technologies ( A) 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).

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