SunPower Corporation (SPWR): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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SunPower Corporation ( SPWR) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, SunPower Corporation fell $3.75 (-13.6%) to $23.90 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 13,273,982 shares of SunPower Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,654,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $23.51-$27.70 after having opened the day at $27.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.65. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Entropic Communications ( ENTR), down 10.2%, Integrated Silicon Solution ( ISSI), down 9.5%, Hanwha SolarOne ( HSOL), down 7.6% and Alliance Fiber Optic Products ( AFOP), down 7.2%.

SunPower Corporation, an integrated solar products and solutions company, designs, manufactures, and delivers solar electric systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power plant customers worldwide. SunPower Corporation has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 392.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunPower Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunPower Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the positive front, SatCon Technology Corporation ( SATC), up 44.4%, Affymetrix ( AFFX), up 13.7%, Bel Fuse ( BELFA), up 10.7% and Bruker Corporation ( BRKR), up 10.3% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with ASML ( ASML) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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