Electronics Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,558 as of Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,251 declining with 101 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Himax Technologies ( HIMX), up 35.8%, Bruker Corporation ( BRKR), up 3.7%, United Microelectronics ( UMC), up 3.1%, Trimble Navigation ( TRMB), up 3.3% and Garmin ( GRMN), up 2.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 1.1%.

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

5. SunPower Corporation ( SPWR) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, SunPower Corporation is up $0.97 (3.8%) to $26.48 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 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 $25.40-$26.95 after having opened the day at $25.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.51.

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 $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 353.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunPower Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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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4. As of noon trading, Agilent Technologies ( A) is up $0.49 (1.1%) to $46.69 on light volume. Thus far, 723,932 shares of Agilent Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.10-$46.70 after having opened the day at $46.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.20.

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 $15.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 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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3. As of noon trading, Emerson Electric ( EMR) is up $1.40 (2.4%) to $60.20 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.58-$60.95 after having opened the day at $59.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.80.

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 $41.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 16 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, First Solar ( FSLR) is up $1.30 (2.7%) to $49.61 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 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 $48.39-$50.00 after having opened the day at $48.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.31.

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 $4.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 56.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate First Solar a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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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1. As of noon trading, Micron Technology ( MU) is up $0.11 (0.8%) to $13.84 on average volume. Thus far, 14.4 million shares of Micron Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 38.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.62-$13.91 after having opened the day at $13.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.73.

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Micron Technology has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 115.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Micron Technology a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Micron Technology as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Micron Technology 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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