5 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.2%) at 14,513 as of Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,578 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX), down 3.9%, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 3.0%, BT Group ( BT), down 1.5%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), down 1.4% and Verizon Communications ( VZ), down 1.0%.

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

5. NTT DoCoMo ( DCM) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, NTT DoCoMo is up $0.11 (0.7%) to $15.27 on light volume Thus far, 112,591 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 423,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.18-$15.27 after having opened the day at $15.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.16.

NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile telephone services over its long term evolution and W-CDMA networks. NTT DoCoMo has a market cap of $63.2 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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