All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 68 points (0.4%) at 17,604 as of Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,037 issues advancing vs. 895 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

Himax Technologies

(

HIMX

), up 12.3%,

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V

(

ST

), up 3.6%,

LG Display

(

LPL

), up 3.1%,

ASML

(

ASML

), up 1.8% and

KLA-Tencor

(

KLAC

), up 1.6%.

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

3.

Texas Instruments

(

TXN

) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Texas Instruments is up $0.61 (1.1%) to $57.13 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.08-$57.15 after having opened the day at $56.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.52.

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Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. Texas Instruments has a market cap of $57.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Texas Instruments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Texas Instruments

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. 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

Texas Instruments Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Broadcom

(

AVGO

) is up $0.96 (0.6%) to $154.06 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Broadcom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $152.18-$154.54 after having opened the day at $153.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $153.10.

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Broadcom Limited designs, develops, and supplies a range of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions. Broadcom has a market cap of $59.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 25 analysts who rate Broadcom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Broadcom Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Intel

(

INTC

) is up $0.22 (0.7%) to $32.12 on light volume. Thus far, 5.1 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 26.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.73-$32.15 after having opened the day at $31.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.90.

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Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $150.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 23 analysts who rate Intel a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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

).