Today's Top Performers In Electronics

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 0 points (0.0%) at 15,915 as of Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,252 issues advancing vs. 1,627 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Himax Technologies ( HIMX), up 5.4%, SunPower Corporation ( SPWR), up 2.8%, Agilent Technologies ( A), up 1.6%, Linear Technology ( LLTC), up 1.5% and Ametek ( AME), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Applied Materials ( AMAT), down 2.5%, Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), down 2.2%, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 1.3%, LG.Display Company ( LPL), down 1.0% and Micron Technology ( MU), down 0.6%.

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

5. SunEdison ( SUNE) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, SunEdison is up $0.50 (3.7%) to $13.78 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of SunEdison exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.15-$13.83 after having opened the day at $13.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.28.

SunEdison, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells silicon wafers. The company is also involved in developing and selling photovoltaic energy solutions. It operates in two segments, Semiconductor Materials and Solar Energy. SunEdison has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate SunEdison a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunEdison as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full SunEdison Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) is up $0.68 (1.6%) to $43.61 on light volume. Thus far, 674,453 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 $42.53-$43.78 after having opened the day at $42.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.93.

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 $10.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 1426.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 63.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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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3. As of noon trading, Xilinx ( XLNX) is up $0.48 (1.1%) to $44.77 on light volume. Thus far, 841,770 shares of Xilinx exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.12-$44.85 after having opened the day at $44.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.29.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Xilinx has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Xilinx a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xilinx as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, 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 Xilinx Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Broadcom Corporation ( BRCM) is up $0.38 (1.4%) to $27.35 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Broadcom Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.82-$27.45 after having opened the day at $26.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.97.

Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. Broadcom Corporation has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Broadcom Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Broadcom Corporation as a hold. 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 and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Broadcom Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, First Solar ( FSLR) is up $1.50 (2.5%) to $61.12 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 $59.12-$61.85 after having opened the day at $59.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.62.

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 $5.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 93.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, 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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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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