Technology Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 6th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD): The shares closed at $29.93, up $2.89, or 10.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.76 billion. About the company: WebMD Health Corp. provides health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans. The Company provides its services through its public and private online portals and health-focused publications.
  • LDK Solar Co., Ltd (NYSE:LDK): The shares closed at $3.65, up $0.35, or 10.61%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $529.11 million. About the company: LDK Solar Company, Ltd. manufactures multicrystalline solar wafers. The Company sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products including solar cells and solar modules. Solar wafers are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells which convert sunlight into electricity.
  • ION Geophysical Corp. (NYSE:IO): The shares closed at $5.35, up $0.49, or 10.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $829.99 million. About the company: ION Geophysical Corporation provides geophysical technology, services, and solutions for the global oil and gas industry.
  • JA Solar Hldgs. Co., Ltd (NASDAQ:JASO): The shares closed at $2.08, up $0.19, or 10.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $355.68 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.
  • Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL): The shares closed at $30.90, up $2.7, or 9.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $725.01 million. About the company: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, and manufactures technology electronic products and systems. The Company’s communications products are used worldwide for voice, data, facsimile, and video transmissions at microwave frequencies in satellite, over-the-horizon microwave, terrestrial line-of-sight, and wireless telecommunications.

Losers (% price change)

  • Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ:RELL): The shares closed at $13.22, down $0.82, or 5.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $227.66 million. About the company: Richardson Electronics, Ltd. distributes electronic components, equipment, and assemblies for industrial, communications, medical, and scientific applications. The Company’s products include electron tubes, microwave generators, radio frequency and microwave components, power semiconductors, data display monitors, and electronic security products and systems.
  • OmniVision Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI): The shares closed at $16.32, down $0.73, or 4.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $972.85 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.
  • DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG): The shares closed at $5.95, down $0.18, or 2.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $140.00 million. About the company: DSP Group, Inc. is a semiconductor fabless company that develops and markets digital signal processing (DSP) cores and integrated solutions for the consumer and computer telephony markets. The Company combines digital signal processing, speech processing algorithms, and telephony algorithms to provide a variety of application-specific DSPs.
  • Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID): The shares closed at $6.50, down $0.18, or 2.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $166.15 million. About the company: Guidance Software Inc. develops and produces software solutions for digital investigations. The Company provides software used primarily by law enforcement and government agencies for searching, collecting, preserving, analyzing and authenticating electronic computer forensic data for use in criminal and civil court proceedings.
  • BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC): The shares closed at $38.28, down $0.96, or 2.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.04 billion. About the company: BMC Software, Inc. provides management solutions for mainframe and distributed information technology systems. The Company’s portfolio of software solutions spans enterprise systems, applications, databases and IT process management. BMC also provides maintenance and support for its products and performs software implementation, integration and education services for its customers.

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

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