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 traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 154 points (0.9%) at 17,210 as of Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,244 declining with 169 unchanged. The Computer Hardware industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.8%. Top gainers within the Computer Hardware industry included Mad Catz Interactive ( MCZ), up 1.6%, China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech ( CNTF), up 1.6%, Dataram ( DRAM), up 3.4%, Silver Spring Networks ( SSNI), up 3.6% and Silicom ( SILC), up 2.2%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: Silver Spring Networks ( SSNI) is one of the companies that pushed the Computer Hardware industry higher today. Silver Spring Networks was up $0.33 (3.6%) to $9.36 on average volume. Throughout the day, 226,736 shares of Silver Spring Networks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 273,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.10-$9.38 after having opened the day at $9.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.03. Silver Spring Networks has a market cap of $439.4 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 57.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.