4 Stocks Underperforming Today In 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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Micron Technology ( MU), down 3.1%, and Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 0.9%. 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%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. United Microelectronics ( UMC) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, United Microelectronics is down $0.05 (-2.2%) to $2.23 on average volume. Thus far, 895,666 shares of United Microelectronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.22-$2.26 after having opened the day at $2.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.28.

United Microelectronics Corporation provides semiconductor wafer foundry solutions. The company offers wafer manufacturing services and other solutions to address the needs of foundry customers. United Microelectronics has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates United Microelectronics a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Microelectronics 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, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. 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 United Microelectronics Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Siliconware Precision Industries ( SPIL) is down $0.16 (-2.6%) to $6.08 on light volume. Thus far, 248,712 shares of Siliconware Precision Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 850,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.07-$6.18 after having opened the day at $6.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.24.

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. provides semiconductor packaging and testing services to semiconductor suppliers worldwide. Siliconware Precision Industries has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Siliconware Precision Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siliconware Precision Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Siliconware Precision Industries Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cree ( CREE) is down $0.65 (-0.9%) to $67.90 on light volume. Thus far, 834,496 shares of Cree exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.62-$69.82 after having opened the day at $68.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.55.

Cree, Inc. develops and manufactures lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products, lighting products, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications. Cree has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 97.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cree a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cree as a buy. 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, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Cree Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Intel ( INTC) is down $0.14 (-0.6%) to $22.99 on average volume. Thus far, 32.2 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 44.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.64-$23.15 after having opened the day at $23.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.14.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $115.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Intel a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel 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, good cash flow from operations, 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 Intel 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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