Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

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Marvell Technology Group ( MRVL) 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, Marvell Technology Group rose 8 cents (1%) to $7.91 on average volume. Throughout the day, 14.6 million shares of Marvell Technology Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $7.87-$8.11 after having opened the day at $7.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.83. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Suntech Power Holdings ( STP), up 12.2%, Actions Semiconductor ( ACTS), up 11.1%, Oclaro ( OCLR), up 10.5%, and Trina Solar ( TSL), up 10.4%.
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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. designs, develops, and markets analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing, and embedded and standalone ARM-based microprocessor integrated circuits. Marvell Technology Group has a market cap of $4.18 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Marvell Technology Group a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marvell Technology Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Uni-pixel ( UNXL), down 12%, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation ( CY), down 8.4%, Revolution Lighting Technologies ( RVLT), down 7.9%, and SolarCity ( SCTY), down 7.8%, were all laggards within the electronics industry with Texas Instruments ( TXN) 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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