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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,411 as of Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,415 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 1.8% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the sector that fell today was

Amazon.com

(

AMZN

), up 4.9%. Top gainers within the sector include

Roper Industries

(

ROP

), up 6.1%,

China Telecom

(

CHA

), up 3.9%,

China Unicom (Hong Kong

(

CHU

), up 3.2%,

Microsoft

(

MSFT

), up 2.1% and

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone

(

NTT

), up 1.4%.

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

3.

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Salesforce.com is down $3.69 (-7.0%) to $49.11 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.8 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.79-$53.13 after having opened the day at $53.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.80.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $33.4 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 26 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Salesforce.com

as a

hold

TheStreet Recommends

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Salesforce.com Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

LinkedIn

(

LNKD

) is down $10.84 (-6.9%) to $147.32 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of LinkedIn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $144.74-$158.50 after having opened the day at $158.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $158.17.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. LinkedIn has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the internet industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 860.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LinkedIn

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full

LinkedIn Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Baidu

(

BIDU

) is down $12.61 (-7.7%) to $150.30 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of Baidu exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $150.26-$162.99 after having opened the day at $162.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $162.91.

Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services. Baidu has a market cap of $56.0 billion and is part of the internet industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Baidu a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Baidu

as a

buy

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

Baidu 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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