Teradata Corporation (TDC): Today's Featured Computer Hardware Winner

Teradata Corporation ( TDC) pushed the Computer Hardware industry higher today making it today's featured computer hardware winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Teradata Corporation rose $1.09 (1.9%) to $57.00 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,686,149 shares of Teradata Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,238,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.38-$57.16 after having opened the day at $56.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.91. Other companies within the Computer Hardware industry that increased today were: Dataram Corporation ( DRAM), up 11.7%, Radcom ( RDCM), up 10.7%, Interphase ( INPH), up 7.9% and Hutchinson Technology ( HTCH), up 7.0%.

Teradata Corporation provides analytic data solutions worldwide. The company offers data warehousing solutions that include software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services. Teradata Corporation has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Teradata Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teradata Corporation 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, OCZ Technology Group ( OCZ), down 5.5%, Hauppauge Digital ( HAUP), down 4.9%, Gigamon ( GIMO), down 4.1% and Identive Group ( INVE), down 2.6% , were all laggards within the computer hardware industry with Dell ( DELL) being today's computer hardware industry laggard.

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