Top Tech Stocks
Technology stocks are slightly higher with shares of technology
companies in the S&P 500 advancing 0.2%.
In company news, ATMI Inc. (
) today climbed to its highest level in five and a half years at
$30.13 a share after the information-technology company said it is
exploring strategic alternatives and has hired Barclays Capital to
act as its financial advisor, confirming media reports.
ATMI makes materials used in semiconductors and flat-panel
displays. It last traded at $28.85, up 5.5%.
In other sector news,
(+) FSLR, Q3 EPS of $2.28, ex items, beats by $1.44. Revenue
climbs 50.8% year over year to $1.26 bln, topping consensus view by
$240 mln. Raises FY13 EPS guidance by as much as $0.50 per share
but lowers projected revenue by $200 mln over prior views. Sells
Silver State South project.
(-) OPLK, Earns $0.21 per share in Q1, ex items, lagging Street
view by $0.01. Revenue climbs 22.3% over the same quarter last year
to $54.8 mln, beating consensus by $1.76 mln. Q2 earnings, revenue
guidance both trail analyst expectations.