4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Electronics Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 15,100 as of Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,176 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.37 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.21. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Kemet Corporation ( KEM), down 25.41, STMicroelectronics ( STM), down 1.50, Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), down 1.56, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 0.90 and ABB ( ABB), down 0.57. Top gainers within the industry include First Solar ( FSLR), up 3.3%, Micron Technology ( MU), up 2.9% and Emerson Electric ( EMR), up 1.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. AU Optronics Corporation ( AUO) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, AU Optronics Corporation is down $0.10 (-2.1%) to $4.52 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of AU Optronics Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.49-$4.53 after having opened the day at $4.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.62.

AU Optronics Corp. engages in the design, development, manufacture, assembly, and marketing of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. The company operates in two segments, Display and Solar. AU Optronics Corporation has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates AU Optronics Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full AU Optronics Corporation Ratings Report now.

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