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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 17 points (0.1%) at 16,651 as of Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,820 issues advancing vs. 1,121 declining with 182 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

SolarCity

(

SCTY

), up 4.8%,

Siliconware Precision Industries

(

SPIL

), up 2.5%,

Atmel

(

ATML

), up 2.5%,

SunPower

(

SPWR

), up 2.0% and

STMicroelectronics

(

STM

), up 1.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Applied Materials

(

AMAT

), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3.

Xilinx

(

XLNX

) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Xilinx is up $0.28 (0.6%) to $46.94 on light volume. Thus far, 777,339 shares of Xilinx exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.56-$47.05 after having opened the day at $46.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.65.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Xilinx has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Xilinx a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Xilinx

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Xilinx Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

SunEdison

(

SUNE

) is up $1.86 (9.6%) to $21.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 11.5 million shares of SunEdison exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.78-$21.50 after having opened the day at $19.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.47.

SunEdison, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. The company operates through two segments, Solar Energy and Semiconductor Materials. SunEdison has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 49.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate SunEdison a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

SunEdison

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

SunEdison Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

First Solar

(

FSLR

) is up $1.46 (2.4%) to $63.33 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of First Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.01-$63.98 after having opened the day at $62.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.87.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Components and Systems. First Solar has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate First Solar a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

First Solar

as a

hold

. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full

First Solar Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Technology

(

IYW

) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor

(

SSG

).

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