Atmel Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (ATML)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 14 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.4 times its average daily volume and trading down 92 cents (-12.9%) at $6.22 as of 12:55 p.m. ET.

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Atmel has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Atmel Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) products. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Atmel as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full Atmel Ratings Report.

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