Technology Stocks On The Rise With Help From 4 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 79 points (0.5%) at 15,295 as of Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,703 issues advancing vs. 1,237 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Agilent Technologies ( A), up 4.0%, Yahoo ( YHOO), up 3.6%, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 3.1%, Baidu ( BIDU), up 1.8% and Intel ( INTC), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), down 10.28, Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), down 2.23 and Siemens ( SI), down 0.97.

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 $0.19 (1.20) to $15.96 on light volume Thus far, 71,097 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 419,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.90-$15.99 after having opened the day at $15.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.77.

NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile telephone services over its long term evolution and W-CDMA networks. NTT DoCoMo has a market cap of $65.4 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full NTT DoCoMo Ratings Report now.

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