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Today's Top Performers In Electronics

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

Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 15,368 as of Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,885 issues advancing vs. 1,048 declining with 118 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 2.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include JA Solar Holdings Co. ADR ( JASO), up 47.6%, SunPower Corporation ( SPWR), up 7.0%, Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), up 3.7%, STMicroelectronics ( STM), up 1.8% and Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 1.6%.

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

5. Agilent Technologies ( A) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Agilent Technologies is up $1.74 (3.82) to $47.30 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Agilent Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.39-$47.45 after having opened the day at $45.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.56.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions and services to the life sciences, chemical analysis, diagnostics and genomics, communications, and electronics industries worldwide. Agilent Technologies has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Agilent Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agilent Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Agilent Technologies Ratings Report now.

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