Technology Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • IRIS International, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRIS): The shares closed at $9.29, up $1.18, or 14.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $166.20 million. About the company: IRIS International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets in vitro diagnostic imaging software systems that automate microscopic procedures. The Company operates through its Iris Diagnostics division, and two subsidiaries: Statspin Inc. and Advanced Digital Imagin Research LLC.
  • Sycamore Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMR): The shares closed at $17.89, up $2, or 12.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $512.86 million. About the company: Sycamore Networks, Inc. develops and markets software-based optical networking products. The Company’s customers include local exchange carriers, incumbent local exchange carriers, long distance carriers, Internet service providers, cable operators, international telephone companies, and wholesale carriers.
  • Cypress Semicond. Corp. (NASDAQ:CY): The shares closed at $10.56, up $0.86, or 8.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.64 billion. About the company: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a line of digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits. The Company’s circuits are used in the data communications, telecommunications, computers, and instrumentation systems markets. Cypress’ products are marketed worldwide through a network of sales offices, distributors, and sales representative firm.
  • Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL): The shares closed at $19.01, up $1, or 5.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $531.87 million. About the company: Maxwell Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets products and services for purification and information technologies and power-conversion systems and components. The Company’s solutions are used in food processing and packaging, health care, and OEM PC manufacturing, as well as for federal and local government applications.
  • Yingli Green Energy Hold (NYSE:YGE): The shares closed at $3.52, up $0.13, or 3.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $556.83 million. About the company: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited designs, manufactures and sells PV modules. The Company also designs, assembles, sells and installs PV systems that are connected to an electricity transmission grid or those that operate on a stand-alone basis.

Losers (% price change)

  • Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO): The shares closed at $23.39, down $4.48, or 16.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $385.04 million. About the company: Travelzoo Inc. provides online marketing solutions to the travel industry. Through the Company’s Web site, its newsletter, and by using its listing management software, travel companies can inform Internet users about their specials. Travelzoo serves companies such as Alamo Rent-A-Car, Delta Airlines, Expedia, and Hilton Hotels.
  • Logitech Intl. SA (NASDAQ:LOGI): The shares closed at $7.72, down $1.02, or 11.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.39 billion. About the company: Logitech International S.A. manufactures personal computer input devices. The Company produces computer mice which help the user move the cursor around the computer screen quickly, trackballs, game controllers, keyboards, PC video cameras, and multimedia speakers. The Company sells its products worldwide.
  • Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU): The shares closed at $123.18, down $15.15, or 10.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $42.98 billion. About the company: Baidu, Inc. operates an Internet search engine. The Company offers algorithmic search, enterprise search, pay for performance and news, MP3, and image searches.
  • Exide Technologies (NASDAQ:XIDE): The shares closed at $3.85, down $0.45, or 10.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $300.66 million. About the company: Exide Technologies produces and recycles lead-acid batteries. The Company’s global transportation and industrial energy groups provide a range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.
  • Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU): The shares closed at $54.49, down $6.03, or 9.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.09 billion. About the company: Sohu.com Inc. operates an Internet portal in China. The Company’s Web site consists of Chinese language Web navigational and search capabilities, Web-based communications services, and a platform for e-commerce services.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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