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4 Stocks Dragging In The Technology Sector

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 48 points (0.3%) at 16,465 as of Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,451 issues advancing vs. 1,447 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include LinkedIn ( LNKD), down 2.4%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), down 1.9%, Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT), down 1.6%, ASML ( ASML), down 1.0% and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Skyworks Solutions ( SWKS), up 8.1%, Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU), up 3.5%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 2.0%, Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 1.4% and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), up 1.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, China Unicom (Hong Kong is down $0.23 (-1.7%) to $13.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 488,473 shares of China Unicom (Hong Kong exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 500,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.26-$13.41 after having opened the day at $13.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.54.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the provision of cellular, fixed line, and broadband services in China. China Unicom (Hong Kong has a market cap of $32.9 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate China Unicom (Hong Kong a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Unicom (Hong Kong as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full China Unicom (Hong Kong Ratings Report now.

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