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Eaton Corporation ( ETN) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Eaton Corporation rose $0.80 (1.2%) to $65.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,963,458 shares of Eaton Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,012,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.80-$65.58 after having opened the day at $64.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.55. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: CSR ( CSRE), up 184.6%, IEC Electronics Corporation ( IEC), up 11.9%, Trina Solar ( TSL), up 9.4% and Advanced Photonix ( API), up 9.2%.

Eaton Corporation plc operates as a diversified power management company worldwide. The company operates through Electrical Americas, Electrical Rest of World, Cooper, Hydraulics, Aerospace, Truck, and Automotive segments. Eaton Corporation has a market cap of $31.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 19.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Eaton Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eaton Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Camtek ( CAMT), down 22.8%, SemiLEDs ( LEDS), down 19.1%, Plug Power ( PLUG), down 15.3% and ION Geophysical Corporation ( IO), down 12.1% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with Intel ( INTC) 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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