Technology Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 21st

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA): The shares closed at $32.18, up $5.16, or 19.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.03 billion. About the company: Synaptics Incorporated develops custom-designed user interface solutions. The Company’s solutions enable people to interact with a variety of mobile computing and communications devices. Synaptics offers a touch-sensitive pad that senses the position of a person’s finger on its surface to provide screen navigation, cursor movement, and a platform of interactive input.
  • Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVTL): The shares closed at $3.86, up $0.55, or 16.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $123.74 million. About the company: Novatel Wireless, Inc. provides wireless data communications access solutions. The Company provides wireless data modems and software for use with handheld computing devices and portable personal electronics. Novatel also offers provisioning, activation, and systems integration services to its customers to facilitate use of its products.
  • LG Display Co Ltd. (NYSE:LPL): The shares closed at $10.45, up $1.18, or 12.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.48 billion. About the company: LG Display Company Ltd. develops and manufactures digital display products. The Company’s products include thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCD) for notebook and desktop computer monitors, TVs, and mobile phones. LG Display provides its products to overseas and domestic markets.
  • Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR): The shares closed at $37.05, up $4.02, or 12.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.00 billion. About the company: Altera Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets programmable logic devices and associated development tools. The Company’s products, include a variety of programmable logic devices and hardcopy application-specific integrated circuits.
  • THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI): The shares closed at $2.07, up $0.22, or 11.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $141.45 million. About the company: THQ Inc. develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software worldwide. The Company’s products are used in a variety of hardware platforms in the home video game market, including personal computers, Nintendo, and PlayStation. THQ’s products are primarily based on licenses from popular sports, movies, and arcade games.

Losers (% price change)

  • American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC): The shares closed at $3.85, down $0.25, or 6.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $195.84 million. About the company: American Superconductor Corporation is an energy technologies company that offers solutions based upon its programmable power electronic converters and high temperature superconductor (NYSE:HTS) wires. The Company serves the utility, industrial and wind power markets.
  • Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO): The shares closed at $30.47, down $1.93, or 5.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $501.58 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.
  • Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWER): The shares closed at $5.05, down $0.29, or 5.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $524.16 million. About the company: Power-One, Inc. designs and manufactures power conversion products primarily for the communications infrastructure market. The Company sells its products to customers in the communications, automatic test equipment, medical equipment, industrial, transportation, and other electronic equipment industries.
  • Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ): The shares closed at $3.04, down $0.16, or 5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $132.11 million. About the company: Canadian Solar Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells solar module products that convert sunlight into electricity for a variety of uses. The Company’s products include a range of standard solar modules for use in a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial solar power generation systems.
  • Intevac, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVAC): The shares closed at $8.04, down $0.39, or 4.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $183.97 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.

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

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