NXP Semiconductor NV (NXPI): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

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NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor rose 46 cents (1.4%) to $32.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.82-$32.83 after having opened the day at $32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.11. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Daqo New Energy ( DQ), up 13.8%, LDK Solar Company ( LDK), up 13%, Spire Corporation ( SPIR), up 12.5%, and Trio-Tech International ( TRT), up 11.7%.
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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 $8.05 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate NXP Semiconductor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three 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 generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Advanced Photonix ( API), down 21.9%, Plug Power ( PLUG), down 12.8%, Revolution Lighting Technologies ( RVLT), down 10.2%, and Planar Systems ( PLNR), down 8%, were all laggards within the electronics industry with Marvell Technology Group ( MRVL) 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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