Teradata Corporation (TDC): Today's Featured Technology Laggard

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Teradata Corporation ( TDC) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Teradata Corporation fell $1.08 (-2.4%) to $44.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,678,014 shares of Teradata Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,089,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $43.94-$45.87 after having opened the day at $45.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.39. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: Bazaarvoice ( BV), down 14.7%, Sevcon ( SEV), down 13.9%, Inteliquent ( IQNT), down 9.2% and Ambarella ( AMBA), down 8.9%.

Teradata Corporation provides analytic data solutions worldwide. The company offers data warehousing solutions that include software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services. Teradata Corporation has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Teradata Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teradata Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and deteriorating net income.

On the positive front, SunEdison ( SUNE), up 78.6%, Perceptron ( PRCP), up 23.4%, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), up 23.2% and China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech ( CNTF), up 13.7% , were all gainers within the technology sector with Corning ( GLW) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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