5 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.3%) at 13,960 as of Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,475 issues advancing vs. 1,392 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Infosys ( INFY), up 3.7%, Tim Holding Company ( TSU), up 2.6%, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 1.9%, Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN), up 1.5% and Telefonica ( TEF), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), down 7.6%, F5 Networks ( FFIV), down 4.9%, BT Group ( BT), down 3.4%, Salesforce.com ( CRM), down 2.0% and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 1.8%.

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

5. Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation is up $0.40 (1.4%) to $30.32 on heavy volume Thus far, 630,842 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 833,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.00-$30.36 after having opened the day at $30.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.92.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $24.6 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Thomson Reuters Corporation Ratings Report now.

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