All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 17,790 as of Monday, April 4, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 958 issues advancing vs. 1,979 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI.A

), down 3.4%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI

), down 3.2%,

Baidu

(

BIDU

), down 1.2%,

Intel

(

INTC

), down 0.8% and

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

(

TSM

), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include

ASML

(

ASML

), up 1.9%,

Apple

(

AAPL

), up 1.6%,

International Business Machines

(

IBM

), up 0.7% and

AT&T

(

T

), up 0.6%.

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

3.

Cognizant Technology Solutions

(

CTSH

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Cognizant Technology Solutions is down $1.15 (-1.8%) to $61.97 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.89-$63.14 after having opened the day at $62.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.12.

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Cognizant Technology Solutions has a market cap of $38.2 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Cognizant Technology Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cognizant Technology Solutions

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Cognizant Technology Solutions Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Accenture

(

ACN

) is down $1.17 (-1.0%) to $115.18 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Accenture exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.03-$116.20 after having opened the day at $116.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.35.

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Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. Accenture has a market cap of $74.6 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Accenture a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Accenture

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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Accenture Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Alphabet

(

GOOG

) is down $4.07 (-0.5%) to $745.84 on light volume. Thus far, 615,156 shares of Alphabet exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $742.43-$752.80 after having opened the day at $750.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $749.91.

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Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and rest of the world. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. Alphabet has a market cap of $512.8 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Alphabet a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Alphabet

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 notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Alphabet 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

).