All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 70 points (0.4%) at 17,673 as of Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,112 issues advancing vs. 808 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

Acuity Brands

(

AYI

), up 10.7%,

SolarCity

(

SCTY

), up 7.9%,

Kyocera

(

KYO

), up 1.2%,

NXP Semiconductors

(

NXPI

), up 0.9% and

ASML

(

ASML

), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

United Microelectronics

(

UMC

), down 3.9%,

Eaton

(

ETN

), down 2.1%,

Microchip Technology

(

MCHP

), down 1.3%,

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

(

TSM

), down 0.7% and

Emerson Electric

(

EMR

), down 0.6%.

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

3.

Mettler-Toledo International

(

MTD

) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Mettler-Toledo International is up $4.70 (1.4%) to $353.09 on average volume. Thus far, 106,893 shares of Mettler-Toledo International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 200,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $348.52-$354.86 after having opened the day at $349.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $348.39.

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Mettler-Toledo International Inc. manufactures and supplies precision instruments and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations, and Other. Mettler-Toledo International has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Mettler-Toledo International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mettler-Toledo International

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, 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 has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Mettler-Toledo International Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Waters

(

WAT

) is up $1.42 (1.1%) to $132.44 on heavy volume. Thus far, 946,996 shares of Waters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 564,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.85-$133.01 after having opened the day at $131.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $131.01.

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Waters Corporation operates as an analytical instrument manufacturer in the United States and internationally. Waters has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Waters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Waters

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Waters Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Agilent Technologies

(

A

) is up $0.70 (1.8%) to $39.96 on light volume. Thus far, 506,732 shares of Agilent Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.17-$40.09 after having opened the day at $39.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.26.

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Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. Agilent Technologies has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Agilent Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Agilent Technologies

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Agilent Technologies 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

).