InvenSense Inc (INVN): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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InvenSense ( INVN) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.1%. By the end of trading, InvenSense fell $0.33 (-1.8%) to $18.00 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,874,062 shares of InvenSense exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,699,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $17.72-$18.76 after having opened the day at $18.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.33. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Hanwha SolarOne ( HSOL), down 6.8%, Aetrium Incorporated ( ATRM), down 6.1%, Uni-pixel ( UNXL), down 5.3% and LTX-Credence Corporation ( LTXC), down 4.3%.

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 $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 64.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate InvenSense a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 positive front, Molex ( MOLXA), up 55.1%, Molex ( MOLX), up 31.7%, Revolution Lighting Technologies ( RVLT), up 20.7% and Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), up 20.7% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Intel ( INTC) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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