SunEdison Inc (SUNE): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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SunEdison ( SUNE) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, SunEdison fell $0.31 (-4.1%) to $7.31 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,502,719 shares of SunEdison exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,456,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $7.30-$7.71 after having opened the day at $7.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.62. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Advanced Photonix ( API), down 8.8%, Canadian Solar ( CSIQ), down 8.6%, Superconductor Technologies ( SCON), down 7.4% and Control4 ( CTRL), down 6.4%.

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of silicon wafers. The company also develops and sells photovoltaic energy solutions. It operates in two segments, Semiconductor Materials and Solar Energy. SunEdison has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunEdison a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunEdison as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, CSR ( CSRE), up 177.4%, Micron Technology ( MU), up 8.2%, BTU International ( BTUI), up 8.1% and Sevcon ( SEV), up 6.4% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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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