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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 17,628 as of Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,137 issues advancing vs. 1,826 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was SAP SE ( SAP), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include LinkedIn ( LNKD), down 4.9%, China Telecom ( CHA), down 4.0%, Nokia Oyj ( NOK), down 2.5%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), down 2.5% and T-Mobile US ( TMUS), down 2.2%.

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

3. TELUS ( TU) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, TELUS is up $0.88 (2.3%) to $38.68 on average volume. Thus far, 110,178 shares of TELUS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 155,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.66-$38.80 after having opened the day at $37.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.80.

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TELUS Corporation provides a range of telecommunications services and products in Canada. The company operates through two segments, Wireless and Wireline. TELUS has a market cap of $22.8 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate TELUS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TELUS as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full TELUS Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BT Group ( BT) is up $0.45 (0.8%) to $59.14 on light volume. Thus far, 45,970 shares of BT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 143,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.56-$59.18 after having opened the day at $58.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.69.

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BT Group plc provides communications services worldwide. The company operates through BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale, and Openreach segments. BT Group has a market cap of $47.5 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate BT Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BT Group as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. At the same time, however, 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 BT Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Telefonica ( TEF) is up $0.11 (0.7%) to $15.05 on average volume. Thus far, 670,601 shares of Telefonica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.93-$15.07 after having opened the day at $14.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.94.

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Telefonica, S.A. provides fixed and mobile communication services primarily in Europe and Latin America. The company offers mobile voice, mobile data and Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services. Telefonica has a market cap of $69.3 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Telefonica a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Telefonica 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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