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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 27 points (-0.1%) at 18,429 as of Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,872 issues advancing vs. 1,043 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Applied Materials

(

AMAT

), down 1.2%,

Broadcom

(

AVGO

), down 1.1%,

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

(

TSM

), down 1.1% and

Eaton

(

ETN

), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include

Mettler-Toledo International

(

MTD

), up 2.9%,

LG Display

(

LPL

), up 1.8%,

Garmin

(

GRMN

), up 1.7%,

Kyocera

(

KYO

), up 1.2% and

ABB

(

ABB

), up 0.9%.

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

3.

KLA-Tencor

(

KLAC

) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, KLA-Tencor is down $1.09 (-1.4%) to $76.36 on average volume. Thus far, 442,629 shares of KLA-Tencor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 974,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.29-$77.39 after having opened the day at $77.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.45.

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KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions worldwide. KLA-Tencor has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates KLA-Tencor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

KLA-Tencor

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

KLA-Tencor Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Lam Research

(

LRCX

) is down $2.06 (-2.2%) to $91.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Lam Research exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.97-$93.05 after having opened the day at $93.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.08.

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Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Lam Research has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 17.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Lam Research a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lam Research

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, revenue growth and notable return on equity. 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

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now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Texas Instruments

(

TXN

) is down $0.39 (-0.6%) to $69.84 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.74-$70.46 after having opened the day at $70.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.23.

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Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing. Texas Instruments has a market cap of $71.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 28.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Texas Instruments a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Texas Instruments

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Texas Instruments 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 electronics industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Technology

(

IYW

) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor

(

SSG

).