3 Stocks Advancing The Technology Sector

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 16,140 as of Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,063 issues advancing vs. 873 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include SolarCity ( SCTY), up 7.0%, 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), up 6.3%, BT Group ( BT), up 5.0%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), up 3.5% and Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 2.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), down 19.0%, Symantec ( SYMC), down 1.9%, Amazon.com ( AMZN), down 2.0%, China Telecom ( CHA), down 1.2% and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 1.0%.

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

3. LinkedIn ( LNKD) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, LinkedIn is up $3.18 (1.7%) to $189.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of LinkedIn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $185.04-$190.74 after having opened the day at $186.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $186.13.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. LinkedIn has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are down 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LinkedIn as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full LinkedIn Ratings Report now.

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