5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Electronics Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 16,096 as of Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,434 issues advancing vs. 1,496 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include SunEdison ( SUNE), down 4.5%, SunPower Corporation ( SPWR), down 4.4% and Analog Devices ( ADI), down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 1.1%.

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

5. NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, NXP Semiconductor is down $0.73 (-1.8%) to $40.33 on light volume. Thus far, 649,796 shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.24-$41.33 after having opened the day at $41.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.06.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. provides mixed signal and standard product solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. It provides integrated circuits (ICs) and discrete semiconductors. NXP Semiconductor has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 1366.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 55.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate NXP Semiconductor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NXP Semiconductor as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full NXP Semiconductor Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Agilent Technologies ( A) is down $0.43 (-0.8%) to $53.42 on light volume. Thus far, 610,457 shares of Agilent Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.31-$54.13 after having opened the day at $54.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.85.

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 $17.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.5% 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 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agilent Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. 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, First Solar ( FSLR) is down $1.60 (-2.6%) to $58.75 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of First Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.15-$60.85 after having opened the day at $60.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.35.

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 $6.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 95.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate First Solar a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. 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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2. As of noon trading, Intel ( INTC) is down $0.29 (-1.2%) to $23.58 on average volume. Thus far, 21.6 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 31.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.50-$24.02 after having opened the day at $24.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.87.

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 $125.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Intel a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. 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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1. As of noon trading, Micron Technology ( MU) is down $0.19 (-0.9%) to $20.00 on light volume. Thus far, 16.9 million shares of Micron Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 46.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.78-$20.50 after having opened the day at $20.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.19.

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions worldwide. Micron Technology has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 215.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Micron Technology 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 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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