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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 174 points (1.0%) at 16,837 as of Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,451 issues advancing vs. 545 declining with 150 unchanged. The Electronics industry currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Sensata Technologies Holding N.V ( ST), up 5.2%, Semiconductor Manufacturing International C ( SMI), up 4.0%, SunPower ( SPWR), up 2.5%, LG Display ( LPL), up 2.0% and Roper Industries ( ROP), up 1.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Microchip Technology ( MCHP) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, Microchip Technology is down $0.52 (-1.1%) to $46.85 on average volume. Thus far, 788,653 shares of Microchip Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.83-$47.44 after having opened the day at $47.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.37. Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. Microchip Technology has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Microchip Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Microchip Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Microchip Technology Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.