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5 Stocks Pushing The Electronics Industry Higher

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 13,964 as of Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,305 issues advancing vs. 1,524 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include SunPower Corporation (SPWR), up 13.7%, First Solar (FSLR), up 4.4%, Semiconductor Manufacturing International C (SMI), up 3.5%, Advantest (ATE), up 3.4% and Altera (ALTR), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include United Microelectronics (UMC), down 2.1%, Micron Technology (MU), down 0.8% and Agilent Technologies (A), down 0.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Atmel Corporation (ATML) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Atmel Corporation is up $0.23 (3.5%) to $6.83 on average volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Atmel Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.57-$6.89 after having opened the day at $6.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.60.

Atmel Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) products. Atmel Corporation has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Atmel Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Atmel Corporation as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Atmel Corporation Ratings Report now.

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