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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 217 points (1.3%) at 16,418 as of Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,782 issues advancing vs. 1,190 declining with 158 unchanged.

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

Jabil Circuit

(

JBL

), up 15.6%,

Skyworks Solutions

(

SWKS

), up 3.0%,

JD.com

(

JD

), up 2.6%,

LM Ericsson Telephone Company

(

ERIC

), up 2.2% and

ASML

(

ASML

), up 2.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Hanwha Q CELLS

(

HQCL

), down 3.1%,

America Movil SAB de CV

(

AMOV

), down 0.8% and

Hewlett-Packard

(

HPQ

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

Avago Technologies

(

AVGO

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Avago Technologies is up $3.63 (2.9%) to $127.73 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Avago Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.20-$127.98 after having opened the day at $125.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $124.10.

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Avago Technologies Limited designs, develops, and supplies semiconductor devices with a focus on analog III-V based products. The company operates through four segments: Wireless Communications, Wired Infrastructure, Enterprise Storage, and Industrial & Other segments. Avago Technologies has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 23.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Avago Technologies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Avago Technologies

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations 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

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now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Cisco Systems

(

CSCO

) is up $0.62 (2.5%) to $26.04 on average volume. Thus far, 16.1 million shares of Cisco Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.80-$26.18 after having opened the day at $25.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.41.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $127.9 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are down 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Cisco Systems a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cisco 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 increase in net income. 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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1. As of noon trading,

Intel

(

INTC

) is up $0.47 (1.6%) to $28.95 on light volume. Thus far, 12.3 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 34.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.68-$29.04 after having opened the day at $28.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.48.

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Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Mobile and Communications Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $136.6 billion and is part of the electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are down 21.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Intel a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Intel

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, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Intel 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

).