All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 17,560 as of Monday, March 28, 2016, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,693 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

Telefonica Brasil

(

VIV

), up 3.2%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI.A

), up 2.3%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI

), up 1.8%,

NTT DOCOMO

(

DCM

), up 1.4% and

TELUS

(

TU

), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

LendingClub

(

LC

), down 6.0%,

58.com

(

WUBA

), down 4.7%,

LG Display

(

LPL

), down 4.5%,

NetEase

(

NTES

), down 3.1% and

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

(

TLK

), down 2.5%.

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

3.

Activision Blizzard

(

ATVI

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Activision Blizzard is up $0.29 (0.9%) to $32.24 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Activision Blizzard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.71-$32.34 after having opened the day at $32.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.95.

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through two segments, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Activision Blizzard has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are down 16.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Activision Blizzard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Activision Blizzard

as a

buy

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

Activision Blizzard Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Yahoo

(

YHOO

) is up $0.27 (0.8%) to $35.13 on average volume. Thus far, 7.7 million shares of Yahoo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.62-$35.45 after having opened the day at $35.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.86.

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Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. Yahoo has a market cap of $33.0 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Yahoo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Yahoo

as a

hold

. 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 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

Yahoo Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Facebook

(

FB

) is up $0.79 (0.7%) to $113.84 on light volume. Thus far, 12.3 million shares of Facebook exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 35.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $112.95-$114.59 after having opened the day at $113.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.05.

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Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Facebook has a market cap of $321.8 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 27 analysts who rate Facebook a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Facebook

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Facebook 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

).