4 Stocks Pushing The Electronics Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 67 points (0.5%) at 13,019 as of Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,464 issues advancing vs. 1,407 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM), down 1.2%, and Intel ( INTC), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include United Microelectronics ( UMC), up 3.7%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), up 1.4%, LG.Display Company ( LPL), up 1.2%, ASML ( ASML), up 0.5% and Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 0.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. TE Connectivity ( TEL) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, TE Connectivity is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $35.32 on light volume Thus far, 365,511 shares of TE Connectivity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.17-$35.71 after having opened the day at $35.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.58.

TE Connectivity Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products used by consumers and industries. TE Connectivity has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate TE Connectivity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TE Connectivity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full TE Connectivity Ratings Report now.

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