Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI): Today's Featured Technology Laggard

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Motorola Solutions ( MSI) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Motorola Solutions fell $1.79 (-3.2%) to $54.25 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,005,043 shares of Motorola Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,133,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $54.19-$55.98 after having opened the day at $55.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.04. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: Clearfield ( CLFD), down 15.3%, Silicon Laboratories ( SLAB), down 11.8%, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), down 11.8% and Deltathree ( DDDC), down 11.0%.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical communication infrastructure, devices, software, and services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Government and Enterprise. Motorola Solutions has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Motorola Solutions a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Motorola Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Facebook Inc Class A ( FB), up 29.6%, Friendfinder Networks ( FFN), up 25.0%, Medidata Solutions ( MDSO), up 22.3% and Triquint Semiconductor ( TQNT), up 17.5% , were all gainers within the technology sector with TripAdvisor ( TRIP) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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