Morning stock check: Lam Research up, Intel down

Singapore-based Flextronics International Ltd. (FLEX), a contract electronics maker, was performing best in early trading Monday morning, with shares up 2.6 percent. Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) and The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) were also trading up Monday.

On the flip side, Intel Corporation (INTC) shares were dipping early Monday morning, down more than 2.7 percent. Shares of Union Bank of California, or UnionBanCal Corporation (UB), and AMB Property Corporation (AMB) were also dipping.

Though shares of Intel were dipping faster than they had in weeks prior, the company still had the most shares changing hands. Also trading at high volume were regular front runners Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) and Apple Inc. (AAPL).

Overall, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trending downward at more than half a percent in early trading.

In other stock news, Santa Clara-based NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) announced a new video gaming platform for Intel Yorkfield processors will be available in time for Christmas. Analysts forecast a cloudy year for Cupertino-based Symantec Corp. (SYMC), manufacturers of the Norton Security line, noting stiff competition from other companies.

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