3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Electronics Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 118 points (0.7%) at 16,381 as of Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,313 issues advancing vs. 673 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Trimble Navigation ( TRMB), up 3.5%, LG.Display Company ( LPL), up 2.2%, Amphenol ( APH), up 2.0%, Ametek ( AME), up 1.6% and Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ASML ( ASML), down 4.6%, Analog Devices ( ADI), down 2.2% and KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC), down 1.6%.

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

3. SolarCity ( SCTY) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, SolarCity is up $1.96 (3.7%) to $55.39 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of SolarCity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.76-$55.63 after having opened the day at $54.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.43.

SolarCity Corporation designs, installs, and sells or leases solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers, and government entities in the United States. SolarCity has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate SolarCity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SolarCity as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full SolarCity Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Corning ( GLW) is up $0.25 (1.2%) to $20.80 on light volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Corning exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.66-$20.84 after having opened the day at $20.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.55.

Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. Corning has a market cap of $28.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Corning a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Corning 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Corning Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Micron Technology ( MU) is up $0.25 (1.1%) to $22.42 on light volume. Thus far, 10.4 million shares of Micron Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 31.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.00-$22.57 after having opened the day at $22.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.17.

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions worldwide. Micron Technology has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Micron Technology a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Micron Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Micron Technology 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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