NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, NVIDIA Corporation fell $0.21 (-1.1%) to $18.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9,431,501 shares of NVIDIA Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,861,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $18.45-$18.90 after having opened the day at $18.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.71. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: Microvision ( MVIS), down 8.6%, CGG ( CGG), down 7.3%, EZChip Semiconductor ( EZCH), down 7.3% and Integrated Device Technology ( IDTI), down 6.3%.

NVIDIA Corporation, a visual computing company, develops graphics chips for use in personal computers (PC), mobile devices, and supercomputers. The company operates through two segments, GPU and Tegra Processors. NVIDIA Corporation has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate NVIDIA Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVIDIA Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, 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% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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