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 down 19 points (-0.1%) at 13,006 as of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,239 issues advancing vs. 1,655 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Mellanox Technologies ( MLNX), down 4.1%, Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), down 1.9% and STMicroelectronics ( STM), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Geospace Technologies ( GEOS), up 24.6%, Nam Tai Electronics ( NTE), up 8.7% and AU Optronics Corporation ( AUO), up 6.3%.

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

5. LG.Display Company ( LPL) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, LG.Display Company is down $0.10 (-0.6%) to $15.78 on light volume Thus far, 158,365 shares of LG.Display Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 633,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.72-$15.86 after having opened the day at $15.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.88.

LG Display Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in the Republic of Korea, the United States, Europe, China, and rest of Asia. LG.Display Company has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 49.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates LG.Display Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LG.Display Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full LG.Display Company Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, QLogic Corporation ( QLGC) is down $0.71 (-7.5%) to $8.77 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of QLogic Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.63-$9.33 after having opened the day at $9.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.48.

QLogic Corporation designs and supplies network infrastructure products that provide, enhance, and manage computer data communication. QLogic Corporation has a market cap of $878.1 million and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 36.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate QLogic Corporation a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates QLogic Corporation 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full QLogic Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Amphenol ( APH) is down $0.76 (-1.2%) to $61.16 on light volume Thus far, 148,331 shares of Amphenol exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 729,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.97-$62.68 after having opened the day at $62.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.92.

Amphenol Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors; interconnect systems; and coaxial and specialty cables worldwide. Amphenol has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Amphenol a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amphenol as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Amphenol Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Roper Industries ( ROP) is down $0.75 (-0.7%) to $110.78 on light volume Thus far, 134,019 shares of Roper Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 437,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.09-$112.97 after having opened the day at $110.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.53.

Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes radio frequency (RF) products and services, industrial technology products, energy systems and controls, and medical and scientific imaging products and software. Roper Industries has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Roper Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Roper Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Roper Industries Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM) is down $0.44 (-1.5%) to $28.74 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Maxim Integrated Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.67-$29.28 after having opened the day at $29.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.19.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. engages in designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits worldwide. The company also provides various high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. Maxim Integrated Products has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Maxim Integrated Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Maxim Integrated Products 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Maxim Integrated Products Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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