TRIP, ORCL And YHOO, 3 Technology Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 12 points (-0.1%) at 16,435 as of Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,401 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include NetApp ( NTAP), down 3.1%, Wipro ( WIT), down 1.8%, NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), down 1.4%, Cognizant Technology Solutions ( CTSH), down 1.1% and Qualcomm ( QCOM), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Rackspace Hosting ( RAX), up 20.4%, Applied Materials ( AMAT), up 6.0%, Lam Research ( LRCX), up 4.1%, Verizon Communications ( VZ), up 2.7% and eBay ( EBAY), up 1.8%.

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

3. TripAdvisor ( TRIP) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, TripAdvisor is down $3.01 (-3.6%) to $80.60 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of TripAdvisor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.27-$83.74 after having opened the day at $83.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.61.

TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. TripAdvisor has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate TripAdvisor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TripAdvisor as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full TripAdvisor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Oracle Corporation ( ORCL) is down $0.53 (-1.3%) to $41.40 on average volume. Thus far, 7.1 million shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.36-$41.97 after having opened the day at $41.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.93.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $186.7 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Oracle Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Oracle Corporation 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Oracle Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Yahoo ( YHOO) is down $0.43 (-1.3%) to $33.37 on average volume. Thus far, 9.5 million shares of Yahoo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.10-$33.66 after having opened the day at $33.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.80.

Yahoo! Inc. operates as a technology company worldwide. Yahoo has a market cap of $34.4 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are down 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Yahoo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yahoo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Yahoo 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 technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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