3 Stocks Advancing The Electronics Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 38 points (0.2%) at 16,236 as of Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,761 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include CSR ( CSRE), up 7.1%, First Solar ( FSLR), up 6.4%, ASM International ( ASMI), up 5.3% and NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CGG ( CGG), down 7.4%, Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), down 1.9% and Intel ( INTC), down 0.8%.

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

3. Amphenol ( APH) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Amphenol is up $0.59 (0.7%) to $87.67 on average volume. Thus far, 253,638 shares of Amphenol exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 541,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.74-$87.70 after having opened the day at $86.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.08.

Amphenol Corporation provides electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors; interconnect systems; and coaxial and specialty cables worldwide. Amphenol has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Amphenol a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amphenol 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Amphenol Ratings Report now.

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