Nokia Oyj (NOK): Today's Featured Technology Laggard

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Nokia Oyj ( NOK) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.0%. By the end of trading, Nokia Oyj fell $0.09 (-1.3%) to $6.69 on average volume. Throughout the day, 26,941,236 shares of Nokia Oyj exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,787,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $6.66-$6.82 after having opened the day at $6.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.78. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: Actuate Corporation ( BIRT), down 18.7%, Extreme Networks ( EXTR), down 15.9%, 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), down 15.4% and China Information Technology ( CNIT), down 13.0%.

Nokia Corporation operates as a mobile communications company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Devices & Services, HERE, and Nokia Siemens Networks. Nokia Oyj has a market cap of $24.9 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Nokia Oyj a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nokia Oyj as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet.

On the positive front, Sevcon ( SEV), up 30.3%, Kimball International ( KBALB), up 13.6%, Tableau Software Inc Class A ( DATA), up 12.8% and Park City Group ( PCYG), up 12.3% , were all gainers within the technology sector with ASML ( ASML) 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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