4 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15 points (-0.1%) at 14,074 as of Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,220 issues advancing vs. 1,591 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Yahoo ( YHOO), up 2.6%, Telefonica ( TEF), up 2.5%, Google ( GOOG), up 1.0%, Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC), up 0.8% and AT&T ( T), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Baidu ( BIDU), down 3.0%, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), down 2.5%, Nokia Oyj ( NOK), down 2.4%, Mobile Telesystems OJSC ( MBT), down 1.9% and P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk ( TLK), down 1.4%.

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

4. NTT DoCoMo ( DCM) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, NTT DoCoMo is up $0.15 (1.0%) to $15.48 on heavy volume Thus far, 384,086 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 380,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.38-$15.48 after having opened the day at $15.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.33.

NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile telephone services over its long term evolution and W-CDMA networks. NTT DoCoMo has a market cap of $64.1 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate NTT DoCoMo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NTT DoCoMo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full NTT DoCoMo Ratings Report now.

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