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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 9 points (0.1%) at 16,815 as of Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, 1:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,104 issues advancing vs. 1,869 declining with 180 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

Micron Technology

(

MU

), up 3.7%,

SK Telecom

(

SKM

), up 3.0%,

Juniper Networks

(

JNPR

), up 3.0%,

Yahoo

(

YHOO

), up 2.1% and

Cerner

(

CERN

), up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Qihoo 360 Technology

(

QIHU

), down 2.9%,

Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

(

TLK

), down 2.5%,

Tim Participacoes

(

TSU

), down 2.3%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI

), down 1.5% and

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

), down 0.9%.

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

3.

Western Digital

(

WDC

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Western Digital is up $1.64 (1.8%) to $93.32 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Western Digital exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.62-$93.41 after having opened the day at $91.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.68.

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Western Digital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments, and other organizations to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content. Western Digital has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Western Digital a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Western Digital

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive 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

Western Digital Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Cognizant Technology Solutions

(

CTSH

) is up $0.52 (1.1%) to $45.62 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.87-$45.71 after having opened the day at $45.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.10.

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Cognizant Technology Solutions has a market cap of $27.1 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are down 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Cognizant Technology Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, reasonable valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Cognizant Technology Solutions Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

SanDisk

(

SNDK

) is up $1.41 (1.6%) to $90.17 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of SanDisk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.11-$90.23 after having opened the day at $88.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.76.

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SanDisk Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets data storage products that are used in various consumer electronics products. SanDisk has a market cap of $19.8 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are up 25.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate SanDisk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

SanDisk

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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

SanDisk 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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