MCHP, NVDA And NXPI, Pushing Electronics Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 16,585 as of Friday, May 9, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,493 issues advancing vs. 1,448 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include SolarCity ( SCTY), down 2.1%, SunEdison ( SUNE), down 1.8%, Roper Industries ( ROP), down 1.2%, STMicroelectronics ( STM), down 0.9% and Avago Technologies ( AVGO), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Cepheid ( CPHD), up 3.7%, Mettler-Toledo International ( MTD), up 3.2%, SunPower ( SPWR), up 2.4%, FEI ( FEIC), up 2.1% and Synopsys ( SNPS), up 1.1%.

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

3. Microchip Technology ( MCHP) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, Microchip Technology is down $0.40 (-0.8%) to $46.68 on average volume. Thus far, 731,444 shares of Microchip Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.40-$47.20 after having opened the day at $47.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.08.

Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in developing, manufacturing, and selling semiconductor products for embedded control applications. Microchip Technology has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Microchip Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Microchip Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Microchip Technology Ratings Report now.

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