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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 73 points (0.4%) at 18,111 as of Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,816 issues advancing vs. 1,128 declining with 194 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Waters

(

WAT

), up 4.2%, and

Garmin

(

GRMN

), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Amkor Technology

(

AMKR

), down 9.1%,

Kyocera

(

KYO

), down 4.6%,

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V

(

ST

), down 2.8%,

STMicroelectronics

(

STM

), down 2.4% and

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering

(

ASX

), down 2.4%.

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

3.

Broadcom

(

BRCM

) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Broadcom is up $0.28 (0.6%) to $44.79 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Broadcom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.17-$44.86 after having opened the day at $44.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.50.

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Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. Broadcom has a market cap of $24.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 21 analysts who rate Broadcom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Broadcom

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Broadcom Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Applied Materials

(

AMAT

) is up $0.21 (1.1%) to $20.18 on heavy volume. Thus far, 32.0 million shares of Applied Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.05-$20.49 after having opened the day at $20.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.97.

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Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Applied Materials has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 12.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Applied Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Applied Materials

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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Applied Materials Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Intel

(

INTC

) is up $0.16 (0.5%) to $32.66 on light volume. Thus far, 12.0 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 32.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.23-$32.69 after having opened the day at $32.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.50.

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Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Mobile and Communications Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $152.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts who rate Intel a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Intel

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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Intel 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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