Uni-pixel Inc. (UNXL): Today's Key Contributor To Industry Gains

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Uni-pixel ( UNXL) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.4%. By the end of trading, Uni-pixel rose 80 cents (2.1%) to $38.07 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Uni-pixel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 848,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.24-$41.42 after having opened the day at $38.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.27. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Intermolecular ( IMI), up 12.7%, BTU International ( BTUI), up 7.4%, Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), up 7.2%, and Schmitt Industries ( SMIT), up 5.5%.
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Uni-Pixel, Inc. delivers performance engineered films to the display, touch screen, and flexible electronics market segments in the United States. The company offers finger print resistant and hard coat protective cover films for various touch enabled devices. Uni-pixel has a market cap of $319.5 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 133.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Uni-pixel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Uni-pixel as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Cirrus Logic ( CRUS), down 15.7%, Badger Meter ( BMI), down 14.4%, MoSys ( MOSY), down 10.9%, and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation ( LSCC), down 8.9%, were all laggards within the electronics industry with Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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