3 Electronics Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 17,605 as of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,473 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was CGG ( CGG), up 27.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Plug Power ( PLUG), down 14.2%, Canadian Solar ( CSIQ), down 7.8%, First Solar ( FSLR), down 2.9%, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 1.8% and NVIDIA ( NVDA), down 1.3%.

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

3. Amphenol ( APH) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Amphenol is up $0.35 (0.7%) to $51.16 on light volume. Thus far, 196,441 shares of Amphenol exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.66-$51.26 after having opened the day at $50.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.81.

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Amphenol Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors; interconnect systems, antennas, sensors, and sensor-based products; and coaxial and specialty cables worldwide. Amphenol has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 13.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Amphenol a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amphenol as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Amphenol Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cree ( CREE) is up $0.53 (1.6%) to $34.45 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Cree exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.24-$34.86 after having opened the day at $33.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.92.

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Cree, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells lighting-class light emitting diode (LED), lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications in the United States, China, Europe, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and internationally. Cree has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 45.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Cree a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cree as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Cree Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Skyworks Solutions ( SWKS) is up $0.53 (0.9%) to $61.50 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Skyworks Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.76-$61.80 after having opened the day at $60.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.97.

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides analog semiconductors worldwide. Skyworks Solutions has a market cap of $11.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 113.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Skyworks Solutions 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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