Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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Marvell Technology Group ( MRVL) 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, Marvell Technology Group fell $0.24 (-1.9%) to $12.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,125,375 shares of Marvell Technology Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,056,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $11.99-$12.41 after having opened the day at $12.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.26. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Aetrium Incorporated ( ATRM), down 12.1%, Mitcham Industries ( MIND), down 11.3%, Parkervision ( PRKR), down 5.5% and China Sunergy ( CSUN), down 5.1%.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. designs, develops, and markets analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing, and embedded and standalone ARM-based microprocessor integrated circuits. Marvell Technology Group has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 68.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Marvell Technology Group a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marvell Technology Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Himax Technologies ( HIMX), up 17.3%, GigOptix ( GIG), up 12.8%, Nortech Systems Incorporated ( NSYS), up 12.3% and Suntech Power Holdings ( STP), up 12.0% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Micron Technology ( MU) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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