5 Stocks Pushing The Electronics Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 83 points (0.6%) at 13,218 as of Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,993 issues advancing vs. 968 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Geospace Technologies ( GEOS), up 29.2%, Dolby Laboratories ( DLB), up 6.3%, Cirrus Logic ( CRUS), up 4.3%, Cepheid ( CPHD), up 2.9% and AU Optronics Corporation ( AUO), up 2.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cubic Corporation ( CUB), down 3.6%, Micron Technology ( MU), down 1.8% and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 0.7%.

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

5. NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, NXP Semiconductor is up $0.76 (3.1%) to $25.26 on light volume Thus far, 175,711 shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.50-$25.36 after having opened the day at $24.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.50.

NXP Semiconductors N.V., through its subsidiary, NXP B.V., provides mixed signal solutions and standard products worldwide. NXP Semiconductor has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 59.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate NXP Semiconductor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NXP Semiconductor 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 and weak operating cash flow. Get the full NXP Semiconductor Ratings Report now.

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