Electronics Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 77 points (-0.5%) at 16,767 as of Thursday, June 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,294 issues advancing vs. 1,659 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Rambus ( RMBS), up 7.7%, Mellanox Technologies ( MLNX), up 5.8%, SunPower ( SPWR), up 3.8%, Power Integrations ( POWI), up 3.7% and United Microelectronics ( UMC), up 2.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Acuity Brands ( AYI), down 1.8%, Siliconware Precision Industries ( SPIL), down 1.4%, Marvell Technology Group ( MRVL), down 1.4%, Amphenol Corp Class A ( APH), down 0.8% and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 0.6%.

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 $1.51 (3.0%) to $51.53 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 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 $49.91-$52.45 after having opened the day at $50.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.02.

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 $4.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate SolarCity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SolarCity as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, 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, First Solar ( FSLR) is up $0.87 (1.4%) to $64.41 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of First Solar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.76-$64.54 after having opened the day at $63.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.54.

First Solar, Inc. provides solar energy solutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Components and Systems. First Solar has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 16.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate First Solar a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates First Solar as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full First Solar Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Broadcom ( BRCM) is up $0.42 (1.1%) to $38.42 on average volume. Thus far, 5.5 million shares of Broadcom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.86-$38.46 after having opened the day at $38.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.00.

Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. Broadcom has a market cap of $20.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 28.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 20 analysts who rate Broadcom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Broadcom as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Broadcom 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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