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5 Electronics Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 15,098 as of Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,393 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include SunPower Corporation (SPWR), up 4.2%, AU Optronics Corporation (AUO), up 3.9%, Cree (CREE), up 3.2%, Xilinx (XLNX), up 1.8% and LG.Display Company (LPL), up 1.5%.

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

5. Corning (GLW) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Corning is up $0.10 (0.7%) to $15.01 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Corning exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.84-$15.08 after having opened the day at $14.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.91.

Corning Incorporated produces and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. It operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Telecommunications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. Corning has a market cap of $22.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Corning a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Corning as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Corning Ratings Report now.

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