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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 40 points (-0.2%) at 17,811 as of Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,440 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. Top gainers within the sector include

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering

(

ASX

), up 17.6%,

Siliconware Precision Industries

(

SPIL

), up 10.1%,

HP

(

HPQ

), up 5.6%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI.A

), up 4.9% and

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI

), up 3.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

NTT DOCOMO

(

DCM

), down 2.2%,

China Telecom

(

CHA

), down 1.0%,

American Tower

(

AMT

), down 1.0%,

Microsoft

(

MSFT

), down 0.7% and

Alphabet

(

GOOG

), down 0.6%.

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

3.

Yahoo

(

YHOO

) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Yahoo is up $0.95 (2.7%) to $36.54 on average volume. Thus far, 9.7 million shares of Yahoo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.07-$36.72 after having opened the day at $36.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.59.

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Yahoo! Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. Yahoo has a market cap of $35.6 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Yahoo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Yahoo

as a

hold

. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Yahoo Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

AT&T

(

T

) is up $0.27 (0.7%) to $38.89 on light volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of AT&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.64-$38.99 after having opened the day at $38.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.62.

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AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. AT&T has a market cap of $237.0 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate AT&T a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AT&T

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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

AT&T Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Facebook

(

FB

) is up $1.49 (1.3%) to $119.38 on average volume. Thus far, 11.1 million shares of Facebook exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.92-$119.76 after having opened the day at $118.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.89.

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Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Facebook has a market cap of $336.7 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 12.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 32 analysts who rate Facebook a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Facebook

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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

Facebook 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

).