5 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector 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 Technology sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX), down 1.9%, Baidu ( BIDU), down 1.8%, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 1.5%, Telefonica ( TEF), down 1.6% and Google ( GOOG), down 1.1%.

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

5. Siemens ( SI) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Siemens is down $0.93 (-0.9%) to $104.87 on light volume Thus far, 78,118 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 312,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.74-$105.73 after having opened the day at $105.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.80.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $87.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Siemens Ratings Report now.

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