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. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 67 points (-0.4%) at 17,031 as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,801 declining with 159 unchanged. The Technology sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Splunk ( SPLK), up 6.4%, China Telecom ( CHA), up 4.4%, ASML ( ASML), up 3.7%, SK Telecom ( SKM), up 2.7% and Avago Technologies ( AVGO), up 2.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Micron Technology ( MU), down 2.8%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 2.1%, Qualcomm ( QCOM), down 1.6%, Applied Materials ( AMAT), down 1.4% and LM Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC), down 1.4%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Google ( GOOGL) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Google is up $4.39 (0.8%) to $586.75 on average volume. Thus far, 913,177 shares of Google exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $582.40-$588.47 after having opened the day at $582.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $582.36. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information. Google has a market cap of $165.0 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 26 analysts who rate Google a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Google 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 reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Google 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.