Sap AG ADR (SAP): Today's Featured Technology Winner

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Sap AG ADR ( SAP) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Sap AG ADR rose $1.24 (1.6%) to $79.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 603,907 shares of Sap AG ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $79.03-$80.05 after having opened the day at $79.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.68. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: New Energy Systems Group ( NEWN), up 78.4%, China Sunergy ( CSUN), up 19.3%, Advanced Photonix ( API), up 18.6%, and NQ Mobile ( NQ), up 17%.
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SAP AG provides enterprise application software and software-related services worldwide. Sap AG ADR has a market cap of $93.24 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Sap AG ADR a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sap AG ADR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Sycamore Networks ( SCMR), down 28.7%, DragonWave ( DRWI), down 27.6%, Wireless Ronin Technologies ( RNIN), down 14.2%, and Alvarion ( ALVR), down 13.6%, were all laggards within the technology sector with Cree ( CREE) being today's technology sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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