3 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 146 points (1.1%) at 13,259 as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,070 issues advancing vs. 801 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include ServiceSource International ( SREV), down 37.2%, BroadSoft ( BSFT), down 15.7%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 8.6%, MSCI ( MSCI), down 4.6% and CGI Group ( GIB), down 4.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), up 15.6%, AOL ( AOL), up 12.6%, Tim Holding Company ( TSU), up 5.5%, TE Connectivity ( TEL), up 4.0% and Citrix Systems ( CTXS), up 3.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Frontier Communications Corp Class B ( FTR) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Frontier Communications Corp Class B is down $0.16 (-3.6%) to $4.48 on heavy volume Thus far, 14.4 million shares of Frontier Communications Corp Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.15-$4.70 after having opened the day at $4.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.64.

Frontier Communications Corporation provides communications services for residential and business customers in the United States. Frontier Communications Corp Class B has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Frontier Communications Corp Class B a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Frontier Communications Corp Class B as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Frontier Communications Corp Class B Ratings Report now.

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