Broadcom Corporation (BRCM): Today's Featured Technology Winner

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Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, Broadcom Corporation rose $0.80 (2.4%) to $33.72 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,672,628 shares of Broadcom Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,688,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.04-$33.83 after having opened the day at $33.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.92. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: MeetMe ( MEET), up 64.0%, Friendfinder Networks ( FFN), up 54.5%, Allot Communications ( ALLT), up 17.0% and WPCS International ( WPCS), up 14.6%.
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Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. Broadcom Corporation has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 30 analysts that rate Broadcom Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Broadcom Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Demand Media ( DMD), down 20.4%, Mitek Systems ( MITK), down 19.3%, Webmedia Brands ( WEBM), down 9.4% and Mediabistro ( MBIS), down 9.4%.

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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