Intel Corp (INTC): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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Intel ( INTC) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.9%. By the end of trading, Intel fell $0.54 (-2.4%) to $22.03 on average volume. Throughout the day, 39,962,253 shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 41,142,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $21.97-$22.41 after having opened the day at $22.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.57. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: TranSwitch Corporation ( TXCC), down 17.8%, Suntech Power Holdings ( STP), down 14.3%, Canadian Solar ( CSIQ), down 11.3% and Digital Power Corporation ( DPW), down 9.6%.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $112.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Intel a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

On the positive front, Volterra Semiconductor Corporation ( VLTR), up 54.8%, SemiLEDs ( LEDS), up 12.8%, Tel Instrument Electronics Corporation ( TIK), up 6.7% and ClearSign Combustion ( CLIR), up 6.2%.

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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