Micron Technology Inc. (MU): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

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Micron Technology ( MU) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Micron Technology rose $0.40 (1.7%) to $24.51 on average volume. Throughout the day, 47,534,101 shares of Micron Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 38,198,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $23.92-$24.64 after having opened the day at $24.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.11. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: Lattice Semiconductor ( LSCC), up 14.7%, Aeroflex ( ARX), up 14.6%, GT Advanced Technologies ( GTAT), up 13.7% and Vicon Industries ( VII), up 12.5%.

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions worldwide. Micron Technology has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Micron Technology a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Micron Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Giga-tronics ( GIGA), down 18.8%, Montage Technology Group ( MONT), down 9.9%, Advanced Photonix ( API), down 8.8% and Intermolecular ( IMI), down 8.5% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with Plug Power ( PLUG) being today's electronics industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).

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