5 Stocks Dragging In The Technology Sector

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,417 as of Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,253 issues advancing vs. 1,644 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 6.4%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 6.3%, China Telecom ( CHA), down 2.7%, Activision Blizzard ( ATVI), down 2.1% and Nokia Oyj ( NOK), down 2.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Infosys ( INFY), up 5.2%, Salesforce.com ( CRM), up 1.8%, Automatic Data Processing ( ADP), up 1.5%, EMC Corporation ( EMC), up 1.4% and Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 1.1%.

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

5. NTT DoCoMo ( DCM) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, NTT DoCoMo is down $0.07 (-0.4%) to $15.92 on light volume. Thus far, 100,471 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 300,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.88-$15.94 after having opened the day at $15.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.99.

NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile telecommunication services over its long term evolution and W-CDMA networks in Japan. NTT DoCoMo has a market cap of $65.4 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 hold. 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. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full NTT DoCoMo Ratings Report now.

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