Today's Top Performers In Electronics

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 15,368 as of Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,885 issues advancing vs. 1,048 declining with 118 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 2.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include JA Solar Holdings Co. ADR ( JASO), up 47.6%, SunPower Corporation ( SPWR), up 7.0%, Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), up 3.7%, STMicroelectronics ( STM), up 1.8% and Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 1.6%.

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

5. Agilent Technologies ( A) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Agilent Technologies is up $1.74 (3.82) to $47.30 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Agilent Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.39-$47.45 after having opened the day at $45.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.56.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions and services to the life sciences, chemical analysis, diagnostics and genomics, communications, and electronics industries worldwide. Agilent Technologies has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Agilent Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agilent Technologies 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, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Agilent Technologies Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Corning ( GLW) is up $0.24 (1.52) to $16.38 on heavy volume Thus far, 10.8 million shares of Corning exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.05-$16.43 after having opened the day at $16.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.14.

Corning Incorporated produces and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. It operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Telecommunications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. Corning has a market cap of $22.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Corning a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Corning 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, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Corning Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Emerson Electric ( EMR) is up $0.70 (1.18) to $60.06 on average volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.05-$60.08 after having opened the day at $59.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.36.

Emerson Electric Co., a diversified technology company, engages in designing and supplying products and technology, and providing engineering services and solutions to the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $41.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Emerson Electric 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Emerson Electric Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Eaton Corporation ( ETN) is up $0.94 (1.41) to $67.80 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Eaton Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.43-$68.11 after having opened the day at $66.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.86.

Eaton Corporation plc operates as a diversified power management company worldwide. The company operates through Electrical Americas, Electrical Rest of World, Cooper, Hydraulics, Aerospace, Truck, and Automotive segments. Eaton Corporation has a market cap of $31.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Eaton Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eaton Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Eaton Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, First Solar ( FSLR) is up $4.16 (8.32) to $54.14 on heavy volume Thus far, 6.8 million shares of First Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.10-$55.50 after having opened the day at $50.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.98.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions. It operates in two segments, Components and Systems. The Components segment engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity. First Solar has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 56.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates First Solar a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates First Solar as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full First Solar 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 electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).

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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