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. 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%. 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%.

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

3.

Cadence Design Systems

(

CDNS

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Cadence Design Systems is down $1.36 (-5.2%) to $24.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Cadence Design Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.69-$25.76 after having opened the day at $25.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.13.

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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops, sells, leases, and licenses electronic design automation (EDA) software, emulation and prototyping hardware, verification intellectual property (VIP), and design intellectual property (IP) for semiconductor and electronics systems industries worldwide. Cadence Design Systems has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 25.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Cadence Design Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cadence Design Systems

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, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Cadence Design Systems Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

) is down $0.55 (-0.7%) to $81.64 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.43-$82.19 after having opened the day at $81.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.19.

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salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $55.9 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 27 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Salesforce.com

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full

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now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Oracle

(

ORCL

) is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $40.92 on light volume. Thus far, 4.8 million shares of Oracle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.83-$41.24 after having opened the day at $41.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.16.

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Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. Oracle has a market cap of $169.4 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Oracle a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Oracle

as a

buy

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

Oracle 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

).