3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Technology Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 92 points (0.6%) at 16,652 as of Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,209 issues advancing vs. 757 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the sector that fell today was eBay ( EBAY), up 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 2.8%, Micron Technology ( MU), up 2.4%, Yahoo ( YHOO), up 2.1%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), up 2.1% and China Telecom ( CHA), up 1.9%.

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

3. Cree ( CREE) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Cree is down $4.70 (-9.5%) to $44.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.8 million shares of Cree exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.11-$45.51 after having opened the day at $44.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.20.

Cree, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells lighting-class light emitting diode (LED), lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications in the United States, China, Europe, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan. Cree has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are down 21.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cree a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cree as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Cree Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, T-Mobile US ( TMUS) is down $0.42 (-1.4%) to $29.19 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of T-Mobile US exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.85-$29.72 after having opened the day at $29.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.61.

T-Mobile US, Inc. provides mobile communications services under the T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and GoSmart brands in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It offers postpaid and prepaid wireless voice, messaging and data services, and wholesale wireless services. T-Mobile US has a market cap of $23.8 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 12.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate T-Mobile US a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates T-Mobile US as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, robust revenue growth and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full T-Mobile US Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cisco Systems ( CSCO) is down $0.13 (-0.5%) to $25.02 on average volume. Thus far, 19.5 million shares of Cisco Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.93-$25.27 after having opened the day at $25.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.15.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP) and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $129.2 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are up 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Cisco Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Cisco Systems 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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