SI, SAP, AMX And DELL, Pushing Technology Sector Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 31 points (-0.2%) at 14,506 as of Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,094 issues advancing vs. 778 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Wipro ( WIT), down 4.60, Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), down 2.00 and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 1.93. Top gainers within the sector include China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), up 8.7%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), up 4.4%, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK), up 3.6%, China Telecom ( CHA), up 3.4% and Verizon Communications ( VZ), up 2.2%.

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

4. Siemens ( SI) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Siemens is down $0.98 (-1.0%) to $99.58 on average volume Thus far, 232,643 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 344,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.34-$100.80 after having opened the day at $100.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.56.

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 $85.7 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 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. 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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3. As of noon trading, Sap AG ADR ( SAP) is down $2.69 (-3.4%) to $75.52 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Sap AG ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.76-$76.65 after having opened the day at $75.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.21.

SAP AG provides enterprise application software and software-related services worldwide. It offers products in applications, analytics, cloud, mobile, and database and technology categories. Sap AG ADR has a market cap of $94.4 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sap AG ADR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Sap AG ADR Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) is down $0.48 (-2.4%) to $19.77 on average volume Thus far, 5.2 million shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.62-$20.18 after having opened the day at $20.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.25.

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services primarily in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The company offers mobile and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, long-distance, public telephony, and network interconnection services. America Movil S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $76.2 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full America Movil S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dell ( DELL) is down $0.51 (-3.7%) to $13.44 on heavy volume Thus far, 54.6 million shares of Dell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 31.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.40-$13.51 after having opened the day at $13.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.95.

Dell Inc., an information technology company, provides a range of technology solutions worldwide. Dell has a market cap of $24.4 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 37.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dell as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Dell Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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