NXPI, TSM, BRCM, FSLR And MU, Pushing Electronics Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,456 as of Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,718 issues advancing vs. 1,181 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that fell today was NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA), up 1.3%.

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 $0.77 (-1.8%) to $43.15 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.08-$44.34 after having opened the day at $44.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.92.

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 $11.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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