5 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 10 points (0.1%) at 14,085 as of Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,607 issues advancing vs. 1,243 declining with 160 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk ( TLK), up 5.3%, Research in Motion ( BBRY), up 2.3%, Research in Motion ( RIMM), up 2.2%, Rackspace Hosting ( RAX), up 1.9% and China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include CGG ( CGG), down 8.9%, Telecom Argentina ( TEO), down 7.4%, Catamaran ( CTRX), down 5.4%, Nokia Oyj ( NOK), down 3.0% and LG.Display Company ( LPL), down 2.4%.

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

5. VimpelCom ( VIP) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, VimpelCom is up $0.11 (0.9%) to $11.92 on light volume Thus far, 416,120 shares of VimpelCom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.77-$11.96 after having opened the day at $11.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.81.

VimpelCom Ltd., a telecommunications service operator, provides voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies. VimpelCom has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate VimpelCom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VimpelCom as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full VimpelCom Ratings Report now.

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