All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 67 points (-0.4%) at 18,405 as of Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,296 issues advancing vs. 1,538 declining with 200 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V

(

ST

), down 3.5%,

Micron Technology

(

MU

), down 3.1%,

Kyocera

(

KYO

), down 2.6%,

Texas Instruments

(

TXN

), down 1.3% and

Broadcom

(

AVGO

), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include

Corning

(

GLW

), up 3.9%,

Garmin

(

GRMN

), up 3.0%,

Linear Technology

(

LLTC

), up 1.2% and

Analog Devices

(

ADI

), up 0.9%.

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

3.

TE Connectivity

(

TEL

) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, TE Connectivity is down $0.87 (-1.4%) to $60.42 on light volume. Thus far, 609,113 shares of TE Connectivity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.28-$61.32 after having opened the day at $61.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.29.

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TE Connectivity Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of connectivity and sensors solutions primarily in Switzerland. The company operates through three segments: Transportation Solutions, Industrial Solutions, and Communications Solutions. TE Connectivity has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate TE Connectivity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TE Connectivity

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

TE Connectivity Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Eaton

(

ETN

) is down $0.77 (-1.2%) to $63.64 on light volume. Thus far, 638,320 shares of Eaton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.53-$64.15 after having opened the day at $64.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.41.

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Eaton Corporation plc operates as a power management company worldwide. Eaton has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 23.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Eaton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Eaton

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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

Eaton Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Applied Materials

(

AMAT

) is down $0.26 (-1.0%) to $26.64 on light volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Applied Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.61-$26.95 after having opened the day at $26.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.90.

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Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Applied Materials has a market cap of $29.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 44.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Applied Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Applied Materials

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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

Applied Materials 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

).