Today's Top Performers In Technology

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 15,897 as of Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,411 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Nokia Oyj ( NOK), up 3.3%, Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 2.8%, Automatic Data Processing ( ADP), up 1.4%, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), up 1.3% and Intel ( INTC), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Jabil Circuit ( JBL), down 21.4%, Micron Technology ( MU), down 8.4%, LinkedIn ( LNKD), down 5.4%, Telefonica Brasil S.A ( VIV), down 2.2% and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), down 1.8%.

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

5. ABB ( ABB) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, ABB is up $0.31 (1.2%) to $25.14 on average volume. Thus far, 570,051 shares of ABB exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.13-$25.25 after having opened the day at $25.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.83.

ABB Ltd provides power and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers worldwide. ABB has a market cap of $57.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate ABB a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ABB as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full ABB Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, ASML ( ASML) is up $1.19 (1.4%) to $89.10 on light volume. Thus far, 354,763 shares of ASML exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.54-$89.10 after having opened the day at $88.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.91.

ASML Holding NV engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits or chips worldwide. ASML has a market cap of $39.1 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate ASML a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ASML 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 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 ASML Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) is up $0.26 (1.2%) to $22.34 on average volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.08-$22.43 after having opened the day at $22.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.08.

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It offers mobile and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, long-distance services, public telephony services, and network interconnection services. America Movil S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $81.2 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil S.A.B. de C.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity 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 America Movil S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Accenture PLC Class A ( ACN) is up $1.39 (1.9%) to $75.39 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Accenture PLC Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.15-$75.80 after having opened the day at $74.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.00.

Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing (BPO) services worldwide. The company operates through Communications, Media & Technology; Financial Services; Health & Public Service; Products; and Resources segments. Accenture PLC Class A has a market cap of $47.4 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Accenture PLC Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Accenture PLC Class A 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, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Accenture PLC Class A Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Oracle Corporation ( ORCL) is up $0.30 (0.9%) to $33.93 on average volume. Thus far, 9.1 million shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.77-$34.10 after having opened the day at $33.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.63.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $152.9 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Oracle Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Oracle Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Oracle Corporation 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 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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