Synaptics Inc. (SYNA): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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Synaptics ( SYNA) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Synaptics fell $0.61 (-1.0%) to $59.61 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,649,543 shares of Synaptics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,111,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $57.65-$60.21 after having opened the day at $58.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.22. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: The9 ( NCTY), down 6.5%, Eplus ( PLUS), down 5.4%, Datawatch Corporation ( DWCH), down 5.3% and Astea International ( ATEA), down 4.6%.

Synaptics Incorporated develops, markets, and sells custom-designed human interface solutions for electronic devices and products primarily in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. Synaptics has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Synaptics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Synaptics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front, GlobalSCAPE Incorporated ( GSB), up 17.4%, 21Vianet Group ( VNET), up 13.6%, Sungy Mobile Ltd ADR ( GOMO), up 11.9% and GigaMedia ( GIGM), up 10.7% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Check Point Software Technologies ( CHKP) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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