3 Electronics Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 17,004 as of Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 894 issues advancing vs. 2,148 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), up 5.3%, and United Microelectronics ( UMC), up 5.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cree ( CREE), down 3.3%, STMicroelectronics ( STM), down 3.1%, LG Display ( LPL), down 2.0%, Flextronics International ( FLEX), down 2.0% and Trimble Navigation ( TRMB), down 1.6%.

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

3. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V ( ST) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V is up $0.43 (0.9%) to $47.82 on average volume. Thus far, 383,817 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 906,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.10-$47.86 after having opened the day at $47.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.39.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of sensors and controls primarily in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Sensors and Controls. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 22.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Sensata Technologies Holding N.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sensata Technologies Holding N.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Sensata Technologies Holding N.V Ratings Report now.

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