4 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 45 points (0.3%) at 14,027 as of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,918 issues advancing vs. 965 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include AU Optronics Corporation ( AUO), up 11.3%, CenturyLink ( CTL), up 6.0%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), up 2.6%, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS ( TKC), up 2.5% and Rogers Communications ( RCI), up 2.5%.

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

4. Yandex ( YNDX) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Yandex is down $2.97 (-11.6%) to $22.62 on heavy volume Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Yandex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.12-$24.09 after having opened the day at $23.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.59.

Yandex N.V. operates as an Internet and technology company and operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. It offers access to a range of information available online; localized homepages for specific geographic markets; and personalized and email services. Yandex has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the internet industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 46.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Yandex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yandex as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Yandex Ratings Report now.

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