Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSM): Today's Featured Electronics Winner

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing rose $0.18 (1.0%) to $18.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,635,869 shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,016,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.79-$18.01 after having opened the day at $17.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.83. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were: China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 31.9%, LightPath Technologies ( LPTH), up 13.9%, Amtech Systems ( ASYS), up 13.3% and Tessera Technologies ( TSRA), up 10.4%.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited engages in the computer-aided design, manufacture, packaging, testing, sale, and marketing of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a market cap of $91.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Microvision ( MVIS), down 8.6%, CGG ( CGG), down 7.3%, EZChip Semiconductor ( EZCH), down 7.3% and Integrated Device Technology ( IDTI), down 6.3% , were all laggards within the electronics industry with NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA) 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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