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. One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 17,646 as of Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,160 issues advancing vs. 1,783 declining with 183 unchanged. The Technology sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Baidu ( BIDU), down 1.8%, Salesforce.com ( CRM), down 1.4% and Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Cisco Systems ( CSCO), up 2.3%, Broadcom ( BRCM), up 2.0%, Nokia Oyj ( NOK), up 2.2%, LM Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC), up 1.9% and China Telecom ( CHA), up 1.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. Ametek ( AME) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Ametek is down $2.48 (-4.8%) to $49.74 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.9 million shares of Ametek exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.92-$51.17 after having opened the day at $48.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.22. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) and Electromechanical Group (EMG). Ametek has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Ametek a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Ametek 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Ametek 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.