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 closed the day up 2.8%. By the end of trading, Sap AG ADR rose $1.09 (1.4%) to $78.62 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,013,864 shares of Sap AG ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,293,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $78.18-$78.97 after having opened the day at $78.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.53. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: Voltari ( VLTC), up 1426.8%, Deltathree ( DDDC), up 42.9%, Angie's List ( ANGI), up 28.9% and Infinera Corporation ( INFN), up 23.4%.
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SAP AG provides enterprise application software and software-related services worldwide. It offers products in applications, analytics, cloud, mobile, and database and technology categories. Sap AG ADR has a market cap of $92.7 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de C.V ( MXT), down 18.2%, Mellanox Technologies ( MLNX), down 12.5%, Ambient Corporation ( AMBT), down 7.4% and Citrix Systems ( CTXS), down 7.0% , were all laggards within the technology sector with Intuit ( INTU) 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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