NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

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NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, NVIDIA Corporation rose 14 cents (1.1%) to $12.51 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10.2 million shares of NVIDIA Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $12.35-$12.64 after having opened the day at $12.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.37. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: SunPower Corporation ( SPWR), up 19%, Orion Energy Systems ( OESX), up 15.9%, Advanced Photonix ( API), up 15.1%, and Uni-pixel ( UNXL), up 14.3%.
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NVIDIA Corporation provides graphics chips for use in smartphones, personal computers (PC), tablets, and professional workstations markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Graphic Processing Unit (GPU), Professional Solutions Business (PSB), and Consumer Products Business (CPB). NVIDIA Corporation has a market cap of $7.68 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate NVIDIA Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVIDIA Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Trio-Tech International ( TRT), down 15.1%, Spire Corporation ( SPIR), down 9.7%, Sutron Corporation ( STRN), down 6.9%, and Eltek ( ELTK), down 5.3%, 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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