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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,694 as of Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,950 issues advancing vs. 1,002 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Telefonica

(

TEF

), down 4.6%,

T-Mobile US

(

TMUS

), down 4.1%,

Adobe Systems

(

ADBE

), down 2.8%,

SAP SE

(

SAP

), down 1.8% and

China Telecom

(

CHA

), down 1.7%. Top gainers within the sector include

Baidu

(

BIDU

), up 9.3%,

JD.com

(

JD

), up 1.9%,

China Unicom (Hong Kong

(

CHU

), up 1.8%,

Emerson Electric

(

EMR

), up 1.7% and

Apple

(

AAPL

), up 0.6%.

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

3.

Crown Castle International

(

CCI

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Crown Castle International is down $1.72 (-2.0%) to $85.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Crown Castle International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.57-$86.40 after having opened the day at $85.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.74.

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Crown Castle International Corp., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases shared wireless infrastructure in the United States and Australia. Crown Castle International has a market cap of $28.8 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Crown Castle International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Crown Castle International

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. 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

Crown Castle International Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Oracle

(

ORCL

) is down $0.40 (-1.1%) to $36.89 on light volume. Thus far, 6.5 million shares of Oracle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.84-$37.65 after having opened the day at $37.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.29.

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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 $153.9 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Oracle a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Oracle

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, 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 weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

Oracle Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Microsoft

(

MSFT

) is down $0.90 (-1.7%) to $51.20 on light volume. Thus far, 12.6 million shares of Microsoft exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 42.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.13-$52.68 after having opened the day at $52.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.10.

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Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. Microsoft has a market cap of $406.2 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are down 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Microsoft a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Microsoft

as a

buy

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

Microsoft 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

).