5 Stocks Advancing The Electronics Industry

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Teradyne ( TER), up 5.0%, Lam Research Corporation ( LRCX), up 4.3%, KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC), up 1.9%, Xilinx ( XLNX), up 1.6% and STMicroelectronics ( STM), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Micron Technology ( MU), down 3.1%, and Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 0.9%.

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

5. ASML ( ASML) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, ASML is up $1.15 (1.4%) to $83.28 on light volume. Thus far, 405,225 shares of ASML exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.58-$83.37 after having opened the day at $82.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.13.

ASML Holding NV engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits or chips worldwide. ASML has a market cap of $33.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate ASML a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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4. As of noon trading, SunPower Corporation ( SPWR) is up $0.85 (3.7%) to $23.95 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of SunPower Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.19-$24.08 after having opened the day at $23.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.10.

SunPower Corporation, an integrated solar products and solutions company, designs, manufactures, and delivers solar electric systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power plant customers worldwide. SunPower Corporation has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 311.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunPower Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunPower Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full SunPower Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Agilent Technologies ( A) is up $0.75 (1.7%) to $45.35 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 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 $44.51-$45.38 after having opened the day at $44.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.60.

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 $15.3 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Applied Materials ( AMAT) is up $0.64 (4.1%) to $16.30 on heavy volume. Thus far, 16.5 million shares of Applied Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.60-$16.41 after having opened the day at $15.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.66.

Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Applied Materials has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 32.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Applied Materials a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) is up $0.33 (1.0%) to $34.03 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Broadcom Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.41-$34.06 after having opened the day at $33.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.70.

Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. Broadcom Corporation has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 30 analysts that rate Broadcom Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Broadcom Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Broadcom Corporation 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).

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