3 Stocks Dragging The Technology Sector Downward

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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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Pegasystems ( PEGA), down 13.9%, Philippine Long Distance Telephone ( PHI), down 4.5%, Motorola Solutions ( MSI), down 4.2%, LinkedIn ( LNKD), down 2.9% and China Telecom ( CHA), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include NICE-Systems ( NICE), up 12.7%, Cognizant Technology Solutions ( CTSH), up 5.9%, Activision Blizzard ( ATVI), up 3.0%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 2.5% and BT Group ( BT), up 1.9%.

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 $11.65 (-13.9%) to $72.14 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.4 million shares of TripAdvisor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.05-$74.49 after having opened the day at $73.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.79.

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TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. TripAdvisor has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 1.2% 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 10 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, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full TripAdvisor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SolarCity ( SCTY) is down $4.45 (-7.8%) to $52.51 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of SolarCity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.25-$57.85 after having opened the day at $57.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.96.

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SolarCity Corporation designs, installs, and sells or leases solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers, and government entities in the United States. SolarCity has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate SolarCity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SolarCity as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full SolarCity Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Intel ( INTC) is down $0.44 (-1.3%) to $33.88 on average volume. Thus far, 14.5 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 31.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.60-$34.10 after having opened the day at $34.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.32.

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Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $165.9 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 33.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Intel a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. 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 Intel 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 technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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