3 Technology Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 17,122 as of Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,632 issues advancing vs. 1,319 declining with 192 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Solera Holdings ( SLH), down 8.8%, Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU), down 4.3%, Accenture ( ACN), down 0.7%, eBay ( EBAY), down 0.7% and NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Oi ( OIBR), up 11.3%, AU Optronics ( AUO), up 6.8%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 4.1%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), up 3.9% and Applied Materials ( AMAT), 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 $2.46 (-2.4%) to $102.05 on light volume. Thus far, 417,785 shares of TripAdvisor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.02-$104.44 after having opened the day at $104.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.51.

TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. TripAdvisor has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 26.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate TripAdvisor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full TripAdvisor Ratings Report now.

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