EMC Corporation (EMC): Today's Featured Technology Laggard

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EMC Corporation ( EMC) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, EMC Corporation fell $0.27 (-1.0%) to $26.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 21,058,076 shares of EMC Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 23,196,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.84-$26.45 after having opened the day at $25.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.33. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: Liquid Holdings Group ( LIQD), down 15.3%, MER Telemanagement Solutions ( MTSL), down 14.6%, Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD), down 12.0% and Giga-tronics ( GIGA), down 11.0%.

EMC Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, delivers, and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions, and services. EMC Corporation has a market cap of $54.2 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate EMC Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EMC Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Luna Innovations ( LUNA), up 89.4%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), up 44.6%, Super Micro Computer ( SMCI), up 24.2% and BroadVision ( BVSN), up 22.6% , were all gainers within the technology sector with Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH) 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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