Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (MLNX): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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Mellanox Technologies ( MLNX) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.6%. By the end of trading, Mellanox Technologies fell $2.09 (-5.0%) to $39.80 on average volume. Throughout the day, 845,405 shares of Mellanox Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 715,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $39.62-$42.45 after having opened the day at $42.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.89. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Sequans Communications ( SQNS), down 7.4%, Aetrium Incorporated ( ATRM), down 7.3%, Netlist ( NLST), down 6.1% and China Sunergy ( CSUN), down 5.9%.

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, produces and supplies semiconductor interconnect products for computing, storage, and communications applications in the high-performance computing, Web 2.0, storage, financial services, database, cloud, and embedded markets. Mellanox Technologies has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 41.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Mellanox Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mellanox Technologies 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, CSR ( CSRE), up 196.2%, Vimicro International Corporation ( VIMC), up 21.7%, Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), up 19.7% and Quicklogic Corporation ( QUIK), up 13.8% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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