5 Stocks Pushing The Electronics Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 12,892 as of Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,435 issues advancing vs. 1,435 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Silicon Laboratories ( SLAB), down 3.4%, Advantest ( ATE), down 2.9%, Bruker Corporation ( BRKR), down 1.6%, United Microelectronics ( UMC), down 1.5% and STMicroelectronics ( STM), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD), up 3.5%, Freescale Semiconductor ( FSL), up 3.7%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 2.6%, AU Optronics Corporation ( AUO), up 2.5% and Garmin ( GRMN), up 1.9%.

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

5. Acuity Brands ( AYI) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, Acuity Brands is down $1.77 (-2.7%) to $62.82 on light volume Thus far, 107,167 shares of Acuity Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 344,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.14-$64.09 after having opened the day at $64.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.59.

Acuity Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, production, and distribution of lighting solutions and services in North America and internationally. Acuity Brands has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Acuity Brands a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Acuity Brands 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, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Acuity Brands Ratings Report now.

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