3 Stocks Pulling The Electronics Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 17,830 as of Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, 12:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,420 issues advancing vs. 1,510 declining with 216 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Bruker ( BRKR), down 1.8%, Acuity Brands ( AYI), down 1.0% and Waters ( WAT), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include STMicroelectronics ( STM), up 1.0%, United Microelectronics ( UMC), up 0.5%, Roper Industries ( ROP), up 1.0%, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), up 0.7% and Ametek ( AME), up 0.8%.

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

3. Linear Technology ( LLTC) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, Linear Technology is down $0.19 (-0.4%) to $44.30 on light volume. Thus far, 356,200 shares of Linear Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.19-$44.63 after having opened the day at $44.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.49.

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Linear Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets a line of analog integrated circuits (ICs) worldwide. Linear Technology has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Linear Technology a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Linear Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Linear Technology Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Applied Materials ( AMAT) is down $0.14 (-0.6%) to $23.10 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Applied Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.05-$23.20 after having opened the day at $23.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.24.

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Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Applied Materials has a market cap of $27.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 29.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Applied Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Applied Materials 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Applied Materials Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SunEdison ( SUNE) is down $0.27 (-1.2%) to $22.62 on average volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of SunEdison exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.51-$23.01 after having opened the day at $22.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.89.

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SunEdison, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. The company operates through two segments, Solar Energy and Semiconductor Materials. SunEdison has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 75.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate SunEdison a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunEdison as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full SunEdison 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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