5 Stocks Driving The Technology Sector Higher

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 76 points (0.5%) at 15,300 as of Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,101 issues advancing vs. 849 declining with 106 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Freescale Semiconductor ( FSL), up 11.7%, LG.Display Company ( LPL), up 4.1%, Applied Materials ( AMAT), up 3.7%, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS ( TKC), up 3.3% and Facebook Inc Class A ( FB), up 2.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Micron Technology ( MU), down 4.8%, Cerner Corporation ( CERN), down 2.6%, Qualcomm ( QCOM), down 1.6% and Oracle Corporation ( ORCL), down 0.7%.

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

5. Nokia Oyj ( NOK) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Nokia Oyj is up $0.09 (2.2%) to $4.22 on average volume. Thus far, 18.8 million shares of Nokia Oyj exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.21-$4.27 after having opened the day at $4.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.13.

Nokia Corporation operates as a mobile communications company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Devices & Services, HERE, and Nokia Siemens Networks. Nokia Oyj has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Nokia Oyj a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nokia Oyj as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nokia Oyj Ratings Report now.

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