3 Electronics Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 117 points (-0.7%) at 16,295 as of Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 843 issues advancing vs. 2,136 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Trimble Navigation ( TRMB), down 2.1%, NXP Semiconductors ( NXPI), down 2.1%, Avago Technologies ( AVGO), down 2.0%, Agilent Technologies ( A), down 1.9% and TE Connectivity ( TEL), down 1.7%.

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

3. Analog Devices ( ADI) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Analog Devices is up $0.50 (0.9%) to $53.42 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Analog Devices exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.84-$53.85 after having opened the day at $52.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.92.

Analog Devices, Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits (ICs) for use in industrial, automotive, consumer, and communication markets worldwide. Analog Devices has a market cap of $16.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Analog Devices a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Analog Devices as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase 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 weak operating cash flow. Get the full Analog Devices Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Texas Instruments ( TXN) is up $0.39 (0.8%) to $46.73 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.02-$46.90 after having opened the day at $46.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.34.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Analog, Embedded Processing, and Other. Texas Instruments has a market cap of $51.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Texas Instruments a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Texas Instruments 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 notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Texas Instruments Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Intel ( INTC) is up $0.48 (1.9%) to $26.64 on heavy volume. Thus far, 26.1 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 31.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.20-$26.74 after having opened the day at $26.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.16.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $131.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Intel a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Intel 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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