Trina Solar Limited (TSL): Today's Featured Technology Laggard

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Trina Solar ( TSL) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Trina Solar fell $0.25 (-1.8%) to $13.84 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,498,258 shares of Trina Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,356,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $13.74-$14.69 after having opened the day at $14.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.09. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: Twitter ( TWTR), down 24.2%, Orion Energy Systems ( OESX), down 18.5%, Montage Technology Group ( MONT), down 17.7% and Callidus Software ( CALD), down 15.6%.

Trina Solar Limited, an integrated solar-power products manufacturer, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of photovoltaic (PV) modules worldwide. The company provides mono- and multi-crystalline silicon ingots, wafers, cells, and related products. Trina Solar has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Trina Solar a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trina Solar as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Glu Mobile ( GLUU), up 27.6%, Akamai Technologies ( AKAM), up 20.6%, Yelp ( YELP), up 18.9% and Synchronoss Technologies ( SNCR), up 18.3% , were all gainers within the technology sector with Yahoo ( YHOO) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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