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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 18,458 as of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,840 issues advancing vs. 1,054 declining with 156 unchanged.

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

Texas Instruments

(

TXN

), up 6.9%,

Waters

(

WAT

), up 4.4%,

BT Group

(

BT

), up 3.2%,

Fidelity National Information Services

(

FIS

), up 2.9% and

China Unicom (Hong Kong

(

CHU

), up 2.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Mobileye

(

MBLY

), down 7.2%,

Check Point Software Technologies

(

CHKP

), down 4.9%,

Kyocera

(

KYO

), down 2.7%,

Activision Blizzard

(

ATVI

), down 1.9% and

Nielsen Holdings

(

NLSN

), down 1.8%.

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

3.

Broadcom

(

AVGO

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Broadcom is up $1.64 (1.0%) to $161.42 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Broadcom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $160.37-$163.30 after having opened the day at $161.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $159.78.

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Broadcom Limited designs, develops, and supplies a range of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions. Broadcom has a market cap of $63.2 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 26 analysts who rate Broadcom a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Broadcom

as a

hold

. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Broadcom Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Qualcomm

(

QCOM

) is up $0.41 (0.7%) to $61.14 on average volume. Thus far, 5.3 million shares of Qualcomm exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.77-$61.50 after having opened the day at $61.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.73.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated develops, designs, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and internationally. Qualcomm has a market cap of $90.1 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 21.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Qualcomm a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Qualcomm

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Qualcomm Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Baidu

(

BIDU

) is up $3.58 (2.2%) to $163.83 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Baidu exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $159.46-$163.89 after having opened the day at $159.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $160.25.

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Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services in China and internationally. It operates through Search Services, Transaction Services, and IQiyi segments. Baidu has a market cap of $55.7 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are down 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Baidu a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 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

).