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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 18,222 as of Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,158 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Hewlett-Packard

(

HPQ

), down 9.7%,

Western Digital

(

WDC

), down 2.5%,

ASML

(

ASML

), down 1.2%,

Emerson Electric

(

EMR

), down 1.0% and

Intel

(

INTC

), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include

American Tower

(

AMT

), up 3.1%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI.A

), up 2.2%,

Google

(

GOOGL

), up 1.9%,

Amazon.com

(

AMZN

), up 1.8% and

Wipro

(

WIT

), up 1.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3.

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone

(

NTT

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is down $0.24 (-0.8%) to $30.88 on heavy volume. Thus far, 498,864 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 409,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.87-$31.01 after having opened the day at $30.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.13.

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services, telecommunications equipment, and system integration and other telecommunications-related services in Japan. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a market cap of $65.9 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 21.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Oracle Corporation

(

ORCL

) is down $0.28 (-0.6%) to $43.60 on light volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.38-$44.09 after having opened the day at $43.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.88.

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Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $192.3 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Oracle Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Oracle Corporation

as a

buy

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

Oracle Corporation Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

International Business Machines

(

IBM

) is down $2.05 (-1.2%) to $162.78 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of International Business Machines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $162.63-$164.96 after having opened the day at $164.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $164.83.

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International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. International Business Machines has a market cap of $161.2 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate International Business Machines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

International Business Machines

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

International Business Machines 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 technology sector could consider

Technology Select Sector SPDR

(

XLK

) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Technology

(

REW

).

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