SunPower Corporation (SPWR): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

SunPower Corporation ( SPWR) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, SunPower Corporation rose $1.38 (7.3%) to $20.29 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,416,550 shares of SunPower Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,256,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.03-$20.31 after having opened the day at $19.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.90. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Canadian Solar ( CSIQ), up 13.1%, Orion Energy Systems ( OESX), up 12.4%, Himax Technologies ( HIMX), up 11.2% and Affymetrix ( AFFX), up 9.4%.

SunPower Corporation, an integrated solar products and solutions company, designs, manufactures, and delivers solar electric systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power plant customers worldwide. SunPower Corporation has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 236.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunPower Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunPower Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the negative front, Vimicro International Corporation ( VIMC), down 9.4%, Digital Power Corporation ( DPW), down 7.3%, Plug Power ( PLUG), down 6.5% and Rubicon Technology ( RBCN), down 5.1% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with Lam Research Corporation ( LRCX) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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