Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. Applied Materials ( AMAT) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Applied Materials fell 16 cents (-1.2%) to $13.63 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6.8 million shares of Applied Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $13.51-$13.79 after having opened the day at $13.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.80. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Suntech Power Holdings ( STP), down 13.9%, Spire Corporation ( SPIR), down 11.8%, China Sunergy ( CSUN), down 8.3%, and Himax Technologies ( HIMX), down 6.2%.
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