Intel Corp (INTC): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

Intel ( INTC) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.6%. By the end of trading, Intel rose $0.30 (1.2%) to $24.06 on light volume. Throughout the day, 17,552,213 shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 45,178,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $23.68-$24.08 after having opened the day at $23.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.76. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Plug Power ( PLUG), up 16.8%, Alliance Fiber Optic Products ( AFOP), up 16.4%, ReneSola ( SOL), up 14.5% and JA Solar Holdings Co. ADR ( JASO), up 13.6%.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $117.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Intel a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 20 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

On the negative front, Meade Instruments Corporation ( MEAD), down 13.9%, Advanced Photonix ( API), down 11.1%, SatCon Technology Corporation ( SATC), down 10.0% and TranSwitch Corporation ( TXCC), down 8.7%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).

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