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 down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 59 points (-0.4%) at 16,657 as of Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,380 issues advancing vs. 1,556 declining with 176 unchanged. The Technology sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Iron Mountain ( IRM), up 7.7%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 4.0%, Western Digital ( WDC), up 3.8%, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK), up 3.6% and Akamai Technologies ( AKAM), up 2.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Agilent Technologies ( A), down 1.5%, Amazon.com ( AMZN), down 1.3%, Micron Technology ( MU), down 1.1%, Accenture ( ACN), down 0.9% and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Qualcomm ( QCOM) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Qualcomm is up $0.55 (0.7%) to $80.92 on average volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Qualcomm exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.83-$80.99 after having opened the day at $79.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.37. QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies. Qualcomm has a market cap of $135.0 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 20 analysts who rate Qualcomm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Qualcomm as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Qualcomm 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.