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 97 points (0.6%) at 17,481 as of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,800 issues advancing vs. 1,144 declining with 202 unchanged. The Technology sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include NICE-Systems ( NICE), up 12.5%, Cognizant Technology Solutions ( CTSH), up 6.4%, Activision Blizzard ( ATVI), up 2.9%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 2.5% and BT Group ( BT), up 2.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Pegasystems ( PEGA), down 13.2%, Philippine Long Distance Telephone ( PHI), down 4.2%, Motorola Solutions ( MSI), down 4.6%, LinkedIn ( LNKD), down 3.0% and China Telecom ( CHA), down 1.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Texas Instruments ( TXN) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Texas Instruments is up $0.67 (1.3%) to $51.07 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Texas Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.27-$51.17 after having opened the day at $50.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.40. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Analog, Embedded Processing, and Other. Texas Instruments has a market cap of $52.9 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 14.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Texas Instruments a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Texas Instruments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Texas Instruments 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.