Emerson Electric Co. (EMR): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

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Emerson Electric ( EMR) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Emerson Electric rose $0.68 (1.1%) to $65.23 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,991,764 shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,043,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.58-$65.80 after having opened the day at $64.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.55. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: EZChip Semiconductor ( EZCH), up 16.0%, Microvision ( MVIS), up 13.1%, Plug Power ( PLUG), up 13.1% and SunEdison ( SUNE), up 9.3%.

Emerson Electric Co., a diversified technology company, designs and supplies products and technology, and delivers engineering services and solutions to the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $45.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Emerson Electric as a buy. 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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 negative front, First Solar ( FSLR), down 9.1%, Sevcon ( SEV), down 6.3%, Wells-Gardner Electronic ( WGA), down 4.8% and SL Industries ( SLI), down 4.6% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) 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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