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

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NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor fell $1.14 (-4.3%) to $25.42 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,229,561 shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,916,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.37-$27.09 after having opened the day at $27.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.56. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Ultratech ( UTEK), down 17.9%, Uni-pixel ( UNXL), down 15.0%, Fairchild Semiconductor International ( FCS), down 9.9% and Cypress Semiconductor Corporation ( CY), down 9.6%.
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. provides mixed signal and standard product solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. It provides integrated circuits (ICs) and discrete semiconductors. NXP Semiconductor has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 positive front, API Technologies ( ATNY), down 11.2%, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation ( LSCC), down 9.3%, Digital Power Corporation ( DPW), down 8.2% and Chipmos Technologies Bermuda ( IMOS), down 6.7% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Intel ( INTC) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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