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Sector Update: Technology Shares Higher; Cogo Surges 14% on Planned Asset Sale

Posted
9/9/2013 8:51:00 AM
By: MT Newswires
Referenced Stocks:COGO;HSOL

Top Technology Stocks:

MSFT: +0.35%

AAPL: +1.22%

IBM: +0.04%

CSCO: +0.51%

GOOG: +0.37%

Technology shares are higher in pre-bell trading. Cogo Group ( COGO ) shares are up more than 14% pre-market after the Chinese technology company said a plan to sell about 30% of its assets to founder and CEO Jeffrey Kang for about $80 million is "progressing smoothly."

The company's Audit Committee has signed a letter of intent relating to the sale Kang's wholly owned company. Kang expects the transaction to close before the end of the year.

And Hanwha SolarOne ( HSOL ) is down 11% at $3.52 after it said its Q2 loss narrowed to $0.32 per American depository share from a loss of $0.43 in Q1. The Non-GAAP net loss per ADS was $0.25 compared to the average Capital IQ estimate for a loss of $0.32. Total revenues were at 192.7 million compared to $179.2 million in Q1.