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SouFun Holdings ( SFUN) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, SouFun Holdings fell $7.41 (-8.9%) to $75.40 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,339,102 shares of SouFun Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,780,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $74.76-$81.93 after having opened the day at $81.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.81. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: Digital Power Corporation ( DPW), down 10.3%, China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group ( CMGE), down 8.1%, CRITEO ( CRTO), down 7.4% and Daqo New Energy ( DQ), down 7.0%.

SouFun Holdings Limited operates a real estate Internet portal, and a home furnishing and improvement Website in the People's Republic of China. SouFun Holdings has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SouFun Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SouFun Holdings 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 expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front, SMART Technologies ( SMT), up 18.0%, Net Element ( NETE), up 16.2%, eOn Communications Corporation ( EONC), up 11.7% and LiveDeal ( LIVE), up 9.4% , were all gainers within the technology sector with AT&T ( T) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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