On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.7%, the Technology sector (XLK) showed little change.
Tegal Corporation (TGAL) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 14.9% (-55 cents) to close at $3.13. 51,419 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $3.12 to $3.67.
Amphenol (APH) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 14.8% (+$7.58) to close at $58.94 with 4.5 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $55.85 to $59.69. Over the last two months, shares have shown some positive movement as the price has climbed $7.75 (15.1%) from a price of $51.19 on May 18, 2012.
VMware (VMW) rose 12.1% to close at $89.98, cross its 50-day moving average of $89.24 and 200-day moving average of $97.08. RiT Technologies (RITT) declined 12.3% to close at $3.07, moving below its 50-day moving average of $3.00 and 200-day moving average of $3.30.
F5 Networks (FFIV) rose 7.4% to close at $98.59, approaching its 50-day moving average of $99.29. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $114.88.
Stratasys (SSYS) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $58.72 to top the previous high of $54.96.
Quality Systems (QSII) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $23.19 to fall below the previous low of $23.93.