Atmel Rises On Unusually High Volume (ATML)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 10.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up 19 cents (+2.4%) at $8.13 as of 3:11 p.m. ET.

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Atmel has a market cap of $3.37 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Atmel Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) products.

TheStreet Ratings rates Atmel as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Atmel Ratings Report.

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