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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,836 as of Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 751 issues advancing vs. 2,176 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), up 8.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was United Microelectronics ( UMC), up 2.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Roper Industries ( ROP) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Roper Industries is up $1.10 (0.8%) to $136.77 on average volume. Thus far, 237,341 shares of Roper Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 469,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $135.31-$138.76 after having opened the day at $137.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $135.67.

Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes radio frequency (RF) products and services, industrial technology products, energy systems and controls, and medical and scientific imaging products and software. Roper Industries has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Roper Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Roper Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Roper Industries Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Himax Technologies ( HIMX) is up $0.73 (5.4%) to $14.28 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.1 million shares of Himax Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.85-$14.65 after having opened the day at $14.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.55.

Himax Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, and markets semiconductors for flat panel displays. The company operates in two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. Himax Technologies has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Himax Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Himax Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Himax Technologies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, TE Connectivity ( TEL) is up $0.41 (0.7%) to $57.73 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of TE Connectivity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.16-$57.99 after having opened the day at $56.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.32.

TE Connectivity Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures products that connect power, data, and signal automotive, energy, industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, aerospace and defense, and healthcare industries. TE Connectivity has a market cap of $24.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate TE Connectivity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TE Connectivity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full TE Connectivity Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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