3 Electronics Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 17,094 as of Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,204 issues advancing vs. 1,745 declining with 194 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include CSR ( CSRE), up 34.8%, NXP Semiconductors ( NXPI), up 1.6%, Corning ( GLW), up 0.8% and Texas Instruments ( TXN), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 1.9%, Garmin ( GRMN), down 1.2%, Kyocera ( KYO), down 0.9% and Micron Technology ( MU), down 0.7%.

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

3. Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Maxim Integrated Products is up $0.27 (0.9%) to $31.12 on light volume. Thus far, 780,621 shares of Maxim Integrated Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.67-$31.15 after having opened the day at $30.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.85.

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Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits worldwide. The company also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. Maxim Integrated Products has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Maxim Integrated Products a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Maxim Integrated Products as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Maxim Integrated Products Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Skyworks Solutions ( SWKS) is up $0.43 (0.8%) to $55.29 on light volume. Thus far, 886,996 shares of Skyworks Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.18-$55.38 after having opened the day at $54.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.86.

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides analog semiconductors worldwide. Skyworks Solutions has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 92.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Skyworks Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Skyworks Solutions as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance 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 Skyworks Solutions Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Broadcom ( BRCM) is up $0.79 (2.0%) to $39.29 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Broadcom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.21-$39.30 after having opened the day at $38.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.50.

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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 $21.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 29.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 22 analysts who rate Broadcom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Broadcom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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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