Emerson Electric Co. (EMR): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

Emerson Electric ( EMR) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Emerson Electric rose $0.89 (1.6%) to $57.61 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,530,730 shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,733,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $57.20-$57.80 after having opened the day at $57.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.72. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: BTU International ( BTUI), up 16.1%, Aehr Test Systems ( AEHR), up 13.4%, Advanced Photonix ( API), up 10.4% and Freescale Semiconductor ( FSL), up 8.6%.

Emerson Electric Co., a diversified technology company, engages in designing and supplying products and technology, and providing engineering services and solutions to the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $40.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Emerson Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Ixia ( XXIA), down 19.4%, Canadian Solar ( CSIQ), down 12.7%, Luna Innovations ( LUNA), down 9.3% and Dynasil Corporation of America ( DYSL), down 7.3% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with First Solar ( FSLR) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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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