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

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NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor fell 32 cents (-1.2%) to $25.67 on light volume. Throughout the day, 241,703 shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.56-$26.20 after having opened the day at $25.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.99. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group ( CMGE), down 18%, PLX Technology ( PLXT), down 18%, Pulse Electronics ( PULS), down 7.9%, and Symmetricom ( SYMM), down 7.5%.
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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 $6.39 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 65.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate NXP Semiconductor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two 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, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Daqo New Energy ( DQ), up 16.9%, Suntech Power Holdings ( STP), up 16.8%, DynaVox ( DVOX), up 13%, and Renewable Energy Trade Board ( EBOD), up 12.8%, were all gainers within the technology sector with Western Digital Corporation ( WDC) 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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