Fusion-io Inc (FIO): Today's Featured Computer Hardware Laggard

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Fusion-io ( FIO) pushed the Computer Hardware industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Hardware laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Fusion-io fell $0.12 (-1.3%) to $8.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,305,524 shares of Fusion-io exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,416,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $8.87-$9.18 after having opened the day at $9.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.04. Other companies within the Computer Hardware industry that declined today were: Nimble Storage ( NMBL), down 5.3%, Acorn Energy ( ACFN), down 4.6%, Violin Memory ( VMEM), down 3.3% and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), down 2.6%.

Fusion-io, Inc. develops, markets, and sells storage memory platforms in the United States and internationally. Fusion-io has a market cap of $954.6 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fusion-io a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fusion-io as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front, Dataram Corporation ( DRAM), up 25.3%, Riverbed Technology ( RVBD), up 9.4%, Silver Spring Networks ( SSNI), up 6.5% and Qumu ( QUMU), up 5.4% , were all gainers within the computer hardware industry with SanDisk ( SNDK) being today's featured computer hardware industry leader.

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