5 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 9 points (-0.1%) at 12,786 as of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,471 issues advancing vs. 1,424 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nuance Communications ( NUAN), down 5.3%, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 3.6%, Infosys ( INFY), down 3.1%, China Telecom ( CHA), down 2.6% and China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), down 2.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was Sap AG ADR ( SAP), up 0.5%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Agilent Technologies ( A) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Agilent Technologies is down $0.90 (-2.4%) to $36.61 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Agilent Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.80-$36.92 after having opened the day at $35.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.51.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries worldwide. Agilent Technologies has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Agilent Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agilent Technologies 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, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Agilent Technologies Ratings Report now.

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