All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 16,426 as of Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,380 issues advancing vs. 1,516 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include

NVIDIA

(

NVDA

), up 9.3%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI

), up 3.7%,

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

(

TSM

), up 2.1%,

Emerson Electric

(

EMR

), up 1.7% and

Verizon Communications

(

VZ

), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Tyler Technologies

(

TYL

), down 13.2%,

Philippine Long Distance Telephone

(

PHI

), down 3.6%,

NXP Semiconductors

(

NXPI

), down 3.5%,

NTT DoCoMo

(

DCM

), down 2.3% and

Broadcom

(

AVGO

), down 1.7%.

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

3.

Wipro

(

WIT

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wipro is up $0.36 (3.1%) to $11.72 on average volume. Thus far, 307,208 shares of Wipro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 615,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.45-$11.74 after having opened the day at $11.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.37.

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Wipro Limited provides information technology (IT) services worldwide. Wipro has a market cap of $27.5 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Wipro a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Wipro

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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Wipro Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Brocade Communications Systems

(

BRCD

) is up $1.19 (14.0%) to $9.71 on heavy volume. Thus far, 10.6 million shares of Brocade Communications Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.30-$10.10 after having opened the day at $9.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.52.

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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides storage area networking (SAN) and Internet protocol (IP) networking solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide. It operates through three segments: SAN Products, IP Networking Products, and Global Services. Brocade Communications Systems has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are down 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Brocade Communications Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Brocade Communications 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, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Brocade Communications Systems Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

International Business Machines

(

IBM

) is up $6.62 (5.2%) to $132.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.8 million shares of International Business Machines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $129.75-$134.00 after having opened the day at $130.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.10.

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International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. International Business Machines has a market cap of $119.1 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate International Business Machines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

International Business Machines

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

International Business Machines 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

).