Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 24 points (-0.2%) at 15,303 as of Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 960 issues advancing vs. 1,922 declining with 143 unchanged. The Technology sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Nokia Oyj ( NOK), up 5.2%, ASML ( ASML), up 4.2%, Qualcomm ( QCOM), up 1.3%, Sap ( SAP), up 1.3% and AT&T ( T), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include LG.Display Company ( LPL), down 4.4%, China Telecom ( CHA), down 3.6%, Rogers Communications ( RCI), down 2.6%, Wipro ( WIT), down 2.4% and Crown Castle International ( CCI), down 2.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 4. STMicroelectronics ( STM) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, STMicroelectronics is up $0.48 (5.6%) to $9.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of STMicroelectronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.98-$9.14 after having opened the day at $9.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.52. STMicroelectronics N.V. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of various semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete devices worldwide. STMicroelectronics has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates STMicroelectronics a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates STMicroelectronics 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full STMicroelectronics Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.