The Worst Performers in the Technology Sector Over the Past Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about the worst-performing companies in the Basic Materials sector (as measured by share price) over the quarter-to-date period.

  • Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVBD): This company’s shares declined by 48.55% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $20.37 and the company’s market capitalization is $3,165,572,000. About the company: Riverbed Technology, Inc. manufactures and markets appliances used to connect computers in wide area networks.
  • Alcatel-Lucent (ADR) (NYSE:ALU): This company’s shares declined by 42.29% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $3.34 and the company’s market capitalization is $7,852,561,365. About the company: Alcatel-Lucent manufactures telecommunications equipment, and offers telecommunications services. The Company’s telecommunications equipment and services enable its customers to send or receive virtually any type of voice or data transmission. Alcatel-Lucent designs and builds public and private networks, communications systems and software, and data networking systems.
  • Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT): This company’s shares declined by 41.74% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $40.86 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,717,770,000. About the company: Acme Packet, Inc. provides session border controllers for Internet service providers. The Company’s products consist of hardware and proprietary software that allow service providers to deliver interactive communications services such as voice over Internet protocol.
  • Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A): This company’s shares declined by 40.32% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $30.50 and the company’s market capitalization is $10,615,380,000. About the company: Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides core bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis industries. The Company’s operations include electronic measurement, bio-analytical measurement, semiconductor and board testing.
  • NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI): This company’s shares declined by 39.73% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $16.11 and the company’s market capitalization is $4,039,607,000. About the company: NXP Semiconductors NV operates as a global semiconductor company. The Company designs semiconductors and software for mobile communications, consumer electronics, security applications, in-car entertainment, and networking. Kaslion’s offers its products to the automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, mobile, and computing applications.
  • AU Optronics Corp. (ADR) (NYSE:AUO): This company’s shares declined by 39.68% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $4.15 and the company’s market capitalization is $3,728,257,482. About the company: AU Optronics Corp. manufactures and markets thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays and plasma display panels. The Company sells its products in Taiwan and exports worldwide.
  • STMicroelectronics N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:STM): This company’s shares declined by 39.06% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $6.07 and the company’s market capitalization is $5,522,068,000. About the company: STMicroelectronics N.V. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete devices. The Company’s products are used in the telecommunications, consumer electronics, automotive, computer, and industrial sectors. Geographically, customers are located in North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region.
  • Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN): This company’s shares declined by 38.47% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $46.24 and the company’s market capitalization is $5,693,624,000. About the company: Illumina, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets integrated systems for the large scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function. The Company provides a comprehensive line of products and services that currently serve the sequencing, genotyping and gene expression markets for genomic research centers, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions and biotechnology companies.
  • Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK): This company’s shares declined by 38.09% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $53.71 and the company’s market capitalization is $7,691,783,000. About the company: Rockwell Automation, Inc. is a global provider of industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. The Company’s products include Low voltage and medium voltage electro-mechanical and electronic motor starters, motor and circuit protection devices, AC/DC variable frequency drives, contactors, push buttons, signaling devices, termination and protection devices, and relays.
  • Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL): This company’s shares declined by 37.85% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $11.43 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,805,911,000. About the company: Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd (Freescale) is an embedded processing semiconductors and solutions provider. Freescale’s product portfolio falls into three primary groupings: Microcontroller Solutions, Networking and Multimedia and Radio Frequency, Analog and Sensor.

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

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