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 up 0.4%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor fell 31 cents (-1.1%) to $28 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.9 million shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $27.66-$29 after having opened the day at $28.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.31. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Faro Technologies ( FARO), down 11.2%, Dynasil Corporation of America ( DYSL), down 6.5%, Viasystems Group ( VIAS), down 5.6%, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), down 5.3%.
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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 $6.77 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, TranSwitch Corporation ( TXCC), up 26.7%, Parkervision ( PRKR), up 13%, Uni-pixel ( UNXL), up 11.9%, and Hurco Companies ( HURC), up 11.5%, were all gainers within the electronics industry with ASML ( ASML) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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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