5 Stocks Pushing The Electronics Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Garmin ( GRMN), down 10.5%, NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI), down 1.3%, Analog Devices ( ADI), down 1.1% and ASML ( ASML), down 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), up 3.4%.

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

5. Agilent Technologies ( A) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, Agilent Technologies is down $0.36 (-0.8%) to $42.65 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Agilent Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.55-$42.85 after having opened the day at $42.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.01.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions and services to the life sciences, chemical analysis, diagnostics and genomics, communications, and electronics industries worldwide. Agilent Technologies has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Agilent Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agilent Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Agilent Technologies Ratings Report now.

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