4 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 49 points (0.3%) at 16,147 as of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,869 issues advancing vs. 987 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include CGG ( CGG), up 5.3%, Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), up 4.1%, AU Optronics Corporation ( AUO), up 2.8%, Texas Instruments ( TXN), up 1.1% and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), up 1.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. STMicroelectronics ( STM) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, STMicroelectronics is down $0.12 (-1.5%) to $7.87 on light volume. Thus far, 127,485 shares of STMicroelectronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.87-$7.95 after having opened the day at $7.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.99.

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 $7.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.4% 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 2 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, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full STMicroelectronics Ratings Report now.

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