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5 Stocks Pushing The Electronics Industry Downward

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 65 points (-0.4%) at 15,111 as of Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.45 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.25. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), down 3.73, Advantest ( ATE), down 3.35, First Solar ( FSLR), down 2.62, United Microelectronics ( UMC), down 2.78 and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 1.60. Top gainers within the industry include Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM), up 2.0%, Xilinx ( XLNX), up 1.3%, Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM), up 1.2%, NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI), up 1.1% and Texas Instruments ( TXN), up 0.6%.

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

5. AU Optronics Corporation ( AUO) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, AU Optronics Corporation is down $0.14 (-3.4%) to $3.97 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of AU Optronics Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.97-$4.06 after having opened the day at $4.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.11.

AU Optronics Corp. engages in the design, development, manufacture, assembly, and marketing of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. The company operates in two segments, Display and Solar. AU Optronics Corporation has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates AU Optronics Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AU Optronics Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full AU Optronics Corporation Ratings Report now.

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