NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, NVIDIA Corporation fell $0.21 (-1.4%) to $14.49 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 22,651,243 shares of NVIDIA Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,424,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $14.11-$14.71 after having opened the day at $14.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.70. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: NeoPhotonics ( NPTN), down 14.9%, Ascent Solar Technologies ( ASTI), down 11.5%, ClearSign Combustion ( CLIR), down 8.7% and Revolution Lighting Technologies ( RVLT), down 7.1%.

NVIDIA Corporation, a visual computing company, develops graphics chips for use in personal computers (PC), mobile devices, and supercomputers. The company operates through two segments, GPU and Tegra Processors. NVIDIA Corporation has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 19.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate NVIDIA Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVIDIA Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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, CSR ( CSRE), up 181.6%, Hanwha SolarOne ( HSOL), up 6.0%, Vicon Industries ( VII), up 5.8% and BTU International ( BTUI), up 5.4% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with First Solar ( FSLR) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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