Teradata Corporation (TDC): Today's Featured Computer Hardware Winner

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Teradata Corporation ( TDC) pushed the Computer Hardware industry higher today making it today's featured computer hardware winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Teradata Corporation rose $0.89 (2.0%) to $44.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,503,102 shares of Teradata Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,593,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $43.27-$44.90 after having opened the day at $43.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.42. Other companies within the Computer Hardware industry that increased today were: China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech ( CNTF), up 10.0%, Mad Catz Interactive ( MCZ), up 3.8%, Cray ( CRAY), up 3.1% and Gigamon ( GIMO), up 3.0%.

Teradata Corporation provides analytic data solutions worldwide. The company offers data warehousing solutions that include software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services. Teradata Corporation has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Teradata Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teradata Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Overland Storage ( OVRL), down 6.6%, Radisys Corporation ( RSYS), down 5.5%, Dot Hill Systems Corporation ( HILL), down 4.2% and Synaptics ( SYNA), down 3.2% , were all laggards within the computer hardware industry with Western Digital Corporation ( WDC) being today's computer hardware industry laggard.

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