Semiconductors and 2 Stocks Helping the Technology Sector Go Green: TXN, AMAT, ADI, ROP, PBI

Through early trading on Friday, September 23, 2011, these stocks are helping the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE:TXN) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $26.80, up 56 cents (+2.2%) from the previous close of $26.23. Texas Instruments, Inc. designs and makes semiconductors that it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers all over the world.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.61 (-17.6%) from $31.84 to $26.23. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 8, 2011 and September 16, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.8% (+$2.02). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 8.2% (-$2.73).

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $10.53, up 17 cents (+1.7%) from the previous close of $10.36. Applied Materials is a manufacturer and producer of capital equipments. It provides manufacturing equipment, software, and solutions for the global semiconductor, flat panel liquid crystal displays, solar, and related industries. .

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.26 (-17.9%) from $12.62 to $10.36. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 26, 2010 and November 5, 2010 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.4% (+87 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 11.2% (-$1.31).

Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE:ADI) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $32.51, up 43 cents (+1.3%) from the previous close of $32.08. Analog Devices designs, manufactures, and markets analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits used in industrial, communication, computer, and consumer applications.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.91 (-15.6%) from $37.99 to $32.08. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 26, 2010 and November 4, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 11.4% (+$3.55). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 11.8% (-$4.69).

Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $69.30, up $1.73 (+2.6%) from the previous close of $67.57. Roper Industries Inc. designs and manufactures energy systems and controls, scientific and industrial imaging products and software, industrial technology products and radio frequency products and services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 27, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.66 (-18.8%) from $83.23 to $67.57. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 12% (+$9.06). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.8% (-$9.38).

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $18.55, up 33 cents (+1.8%) from the previous close of $18.22. Pitney Bowes Inc. provides mail processing equipment and integrated mail solutions, including postage meters and office supplies.

Stock Price Performance: From June 27, 2011, to September 21, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.48 (-11.4%) from $21.80 to $19.32. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 3, 2010 and December 20, 2010 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 8.5% (+$1.83). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.8% (-$1.33).

 

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