4 Stocks Pushing The Electronics Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 13,217 as of Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,125 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was United Microelectronics ( UMC), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cirrus Logic ( CRUS), down 4.2%, Cree ( CREE), down 2.0%, Linear Technology ( LLTC), down 1.7%, Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM), down 1.6% and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 1.1%.

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

4. AU Optronics Corporation ( AUO) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, AU Optronics Corporation is up $0.35 (7.9%) to $4.76 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of AU Optronics Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.67-$4.79 after having opened the day at $4.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.41.

AU Optronics Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, assembly, and marketing of flat panel displays, primarily thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels. AU Optronics Corporation has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates AU Optronics Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AU Optronics Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full AU Optronics Corporation Ratings Report now.

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