3 Electronics Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 40 points (0.3%) at 15,878 as of Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,973 issues advancing vs. 972 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Advantest ( ATE), down 9.2%, Himax Technologies ( HIMX), down 8.8%, LG.Display Company ( LPL), down 2.6%, TE Connectivity ( TEL), down 1.7% and Applied Materials ( AMAT), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Sanmina ( SANM), up 14.3%, Waters Corporation ( WAT), up 7.0%, SunPower Corporation ( SPWR), up 4.1%, SolarCity ( SCTY), up 3.5% and Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM), up 3.3%.

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

3. ASML ( ASML) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, ASML is down $0.78 (-0.9%) to $86.84 on average volume. Thus far, 757,990 shares of ASML exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.73-$88.10 after having opened the day at $87.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.62.

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 $38.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate ASML a buy, 2 analysts rate 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full ASML Ratings Report now.

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