Technology Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 20th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • JA Solar Hldgs. Co., Ltd (NASDAQ:JASO): The shares closed at $2.23, up $0.43, or 23.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $381.33 million. About the company: JA Solar Holdings Company, Ltd. manufactures solar cells. The Company sells its products principally to solar module manufacturers, which assemble and integrate its products into modules and systems.
  • NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT): The shares closed at $15.87, up $2.63, or 19.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $678.46 million. About the company: NetScout Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and supports a family of products that enable businesses and service providers to manage the performance of computer networks and business software applications. The Company’s Application Flow Management solution consists of data collection devices and analysis and presentation software.
  • Intevac, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVAC): The shares closed at $8.43, up $1.07, or 14.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $192.89 million. About the company: Intevac, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells complex capital equipment that is primarily used to manufacture data storage products and flat panel displays. The Company supplies electro-optical devices and sputtering systems used to manufacture thin-film disks for computer hard disk drives. Intevac also sells disk lubrication equipment and contact stop-start test equipment.
  • OmniVision Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI): The shares closed at $16.77, up $1.72, or 11.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $999.67 million. About the company: OmniVision Technologies, Inc. provides integrated single chip semiconductor imaging devices. The Company designs, develops, and markets semiconductor imaging devices for computing, communications, and consumer electronics applications. OmniVision’s image sensor product is used in cameras and camera related products such as personal computer, digital, and security cameras.
  • Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU): The shares closed at $12.20, up $1.19, or 10.81%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $294.59 million. About the company: Cohu, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductor test handling equipment to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the world. The Company also manufactures closed circuit television, metal detection, and microwave equipment.

Losers (% price change)

  • Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM): The shares closed at $16.33, down $5.5, or 25.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.89 billion. About the company: Polycom, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets a line of video, voice, data and web conferencing collaboration solutions. The solutions include enterprise video and voice communications end-points, network infrastructure, management products, product maintenance and other professional services.
  • Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS): The shares closed at $14.20, down $2.81, or 16.52%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $925.86 million. About the company: Cirrus Logic, Inc. designs and manufactures integrated circuits that employ precision linear and advanced mixed-signal processing technologies. The Company’s products enable system-level applications in mass storage, audio, and precision data conversion. Cirrus serves a broad customer base in the mass storage, industrial, and audio markets.
  • NVE Corporation (NASDAQ:NVEC): The shares closed at $56.41, down $9.27, or 14.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $269.43 million. About the company: NVE Corporation is an electronics component manufacturer specializing in the combination of magnetically-sensitive materials with integrated circuits. The Company provides products such as sensors, isolators, and switches, as well as custom design, processing, and magnetic modeling/simulation services. NVE’s products are used in communications, industrial, and military applications.
  • Westell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTL): The shares closed at $2.09, down $0.27, or 11.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $144.43 million. About the company: Westell Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and services digital and analog products used by telephone companies to deliver services over existing copper telephone wires. The Company also markets its products and services to other telecommunications and information service providers seeking direct access to end-user customers.
  • Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL): The shares closed at $3.17, down $0.27, or 7.85%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $130.91 million. About the company: Majesco Entertainment Company is an international developer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products. The Company markets worldwide.

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

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