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TV Vendor Snapshot: Even Steven

Public companies serving the TV industry this week have recovered from last week’s market slide predicated by the further failing financial sector. Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) showed the biggest week-over-week improvement, having dipped last Wednesday to around $78 after issuing lower-than-expected guidance for fiscal 2Q09. The Cupertino, Calif. company subsequently reported record profits of $1.61 billion on likewise record revenues of $10.2 billion for the quarter ending Dec. 27, 2008. Shares quickly rebounded to around $90.

Company names in the table below link to individual company Web sites; symbol link to Google Finance stock charts.

NameSymbol1/27 Open1/21 Close%ChMktCap(mil)Acrodyne CommunicationsACRO$0.04$0.040%$1.13Altera Corp.ALTR$16.19$15.018%$4,936.28Apple (opens in new tab)AAPL$90.10$78.2015%$80,399.19Ascent Media Corp.ASCMA$25.07$24.642%$344.89Avid Technology,AVID$11.01$10.406%$403.64Canon (ADR)CAJ$28.40$29.58-4%$36,024.03Chyron Corp.CHYR$1.38$1.41-2%$20.52Evertz Technologies Ltd.ET$13.80$14.26-3%$1,007.99EVS Broadcast Equipment SAEVS$22.74$22.302%$296.18Focus EnhancementsFCSEQ$0.00$0.000%$0.13Fujitsu Limited (ADR)FJTSY$22.65$22.202%$9,385.59HarmonicHLIT$4.97$4.892%$493.12Harris Corp.HRS$43.63$40.318%$5,918.00Hughes CommunicationsHUGH$14.18$13.664%$305.06LG Display Co Ltd. (ADR)LPL$9.12$8.893%$6,641.06Microsoft Corp. (opens in new tab)MSFT$17.83$18.484%$158,518.74Miranda Technologies IncMT$7.00$6.882%$167.69Panasonic Corp. (ADR)PC$12.62$12.303%$26,237.58Sony Corp. (ADR)SNE$20.06$21.53-7%$20,561.54Thomson SA (ADR)TMS$1.79$1.5317%$491.20Toshiba Corp.TOSBF$4.04$4.30-6%$13,266.42Wegener Corp.WGNR$0.29$0.280%$3.67