Tech Sector Ending Little Changed; GSI Group Declines After Q4 Revenue Comes Up Short of Estimates


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Technology stocks were little changed this afternoon with shares of technology companies in the S&P 500 slipping less than 0.1% today.

In company news, GSI Group Inc. ( GSIG ) was down in late afternoon trading today, with shares slipping about 0.5% after revenue for the laser-measurement company missed analyst projections for the three months ended Dec. 31.

Quarterly revenue advanced 32.1% over year-ago levels to $87.7 million, lagging estimates by $310,000. It earned $0.18 per share during Q4, excluding one-time items, beating the Capital IQ consensus by $0.04 per share.

The company also offered in-line guidance for FY14 revenue, forecasting a range of $360 million to $370 million. The Street is looking for $361.87 million.

GSIG shares were down 0.5% at $12.26 each shortly before the closing bell, just 7 cents off its intra-day low. The stock has a 52-week range of $7.92 to $12.90 a share.

In other sector news,

(+) INFN, Raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs, which contends consensus opinion "is underestimating the revenue growth potential associated with customer upgrades." Price target left unchanged at $11.50 a share.

(-) MX, The company's audit committee determines the chip-maker incorrectly recognized revenue on certain transactions dating back to its annual reports for 2011 and 2012 as well as quarterly results through the first nine months of 2013.

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