InvenSense Inc (INVN): Today's Featured Technology Winner

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InvenSense ( INVN) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, InvenSense rose $0.64 (3.9%) to $16.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,763,990 shares of InvenSense exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,560,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $16.01-$17.10 after having opened the day at $16.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.32. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: Alvarion ( ALVR), up 127.5%, EFuture Information Technology ( EFUT), up 34.1%, Internet Gold Golden Lines ( IGLD), up 12.7% and Bitauto Holdings ( BITA), up 11.7%.

InvenSense, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and sells micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes for motion tracking devices in consumer electronics. InvenSense has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 46.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate InvenSense a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates InvenSense as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation.

On the negative front, TranSwitch Corporation ( TXCC), down 29.1%, NTELOS Holdings ( NTLS), down 16.2%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 14.5% and Helios and Matheson Analytics ( HMNY), down 14.1% , were all laggards within the technology sector with America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) being today's technology sector laggard.

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