Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 16,439 as of Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,695 issues advancing vs. 1,308 declining with 151 unchanged. The Technology sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD), up 11.9%, NetEase ( NTES), up 3.5%, Kyocera Corporation ( KYO), up 2.3%, VimpelCom ( VIP), up 2.2% and Baidu ( BIDU), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 4.9%, Wipro ( WIT), down 2.5%, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 0.8%, Qualcomm ( QCOM), down 0.6% and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), down 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Cisco Systems ( CSCO) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Cisco Systems is up $0.28 (1.2%) to $23.49 on average volume. Thus far, 20.9 million shares of Cisco Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 44.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.18-$23.59 after having opened the day at $23.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.21. Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP) and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $119.6 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Cisco Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Cisco Systems Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.