Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSM): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing fell $0.28 (-1.6%) to $16.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 14,611,374 shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,960,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $16.80-$17.14 after having opened the day at $17.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.18. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: SatCon Technology Corporation ( SATC), down 16.7%, Cirrus Logic ( CRUS), down 12.8%, Multi-Fineline Electronix ( MFLX), down 11.5% and Semtech Corporation ( SMTC), down 9.0%.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited engages in the computer-aided design, manufacture, packaging, testing, sale, and marketing of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a market cap of $88.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front, Quicklogic Corporation ( QUIK), up 13.2%, Aehr Test Systems ( AEHR), up 11.8%, Nam Tai Electronics ( NTE), up 11.0% and Orion Energy Systems ( OESX), up 8.9% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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