Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS): Today's Featured Technology Laggard

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Citrix Systems ( CTXS) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Citrix Systems fell $2.09 (-2.8%) to $72.29 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,761,128 shares of Citrix Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,684,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $71.71-$73.63 after having opened the day at $73.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.38. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: Sungame ( SGMZ), down 20.6%, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation ( CY), down 14.9%, WPCS International ( WPCS), down 12.2% and Red Hat ( RHT), down 11.7%.

Citrix Systems, Inc. provides cloud computing solutions that enable information technology (IT) and service providers to build private and public clouds worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Enterprise and Online Services. Citrix Systems has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Citrix Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citrix Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Daqo New Energy ( DQ), up 61.1%, Greenway Medical Technologies ( GWAY), up 19.1%, FAB Universal ( FU), up 18.9% and PT Indosat TBK ( IIT), up 11.0% , were all gainers within the technology sector with Applied Materials ( AMAT) being today's featured technology sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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