4 Technology Stocks Pushing The Sector Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 61 points (0.4%) at 15,361 as of Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,640 issues advancing vs. 1,247 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Intel ( INTC), up 2.7%, Verizon Communications ( VZ), up 1.4%, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX), up 1.3%, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), up 1.1% and Emerson Electric ( EMR), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Yahoo ( YHOO), down 1.7%, Wipro ( WIT), down 1.5%, Baidu ( BIDU), down 1.5%, LM Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC), down 1.3% and Sap ( SAP), down 1.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS ( TKC) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is up $0.42 (3.1%) to $14.11 on average volume. Thus far, 133,554 shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 301,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.96-$14.20 after having opened the day at $14.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.69.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. engages in establishing and operating a global system for mobile communications network primarily in Turkey. It provides mobile voice, broadband, and other services on postpaid and prepaid basis. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is up $0.58 (1.5%) to $38.67 on average volume. Thus far, 151,683 shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 292,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.06-$38.71 after having opened the day at $38.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.09.

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk provides network and telecommunication services to individual and home customers, companies, and institutions in Indonesia and internationally. It operates through four segments: Personal, Home, Corporate, and Others. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk has a market cap of $95.6 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Accenture ( ACN) is up $0.36 (0.5%) to $74.52 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Accenture exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.02-$74.73 after having opened the day at $74.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.16.

Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing services worldwide. Accenture has a market cap of $48.4 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Accenture a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Accenture 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Accenture Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Texas Instruments ( TXN) is up $0.21 (0.5%) to $40.12 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.74-$40.20 after having opened the day at $40.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.90.

Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Analog, Embedded Processing, Wireless, and Other. Texas Instruments has a market cap of $44.1 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 29.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Texas Instruments a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 20 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Texas Instruments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Texas Instruments Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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