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. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 49.00 points (-0.3%) at 17,934 as of Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,635 issues advancing vs. 1,400 declining with 160 unchanged. The Computer Hardware industry as a whole was unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.7%. Top gainers within the Computer Hardware industry included Mad Catz Interactive ( MCZ), up 3.1%, Crossroads Systems ( CRDS), up 2.0%, Echelon ( ELON), up 1.8%, Acorn Energy ( ACFN), up 4.9% and Xplore Technologies ( XPLR), up 2.0%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: Echelon ( ELON) is one of the companies that pushed the Computer Hardware industry higher today. Echelon was up $0.03 (1.8%) to $1.70 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 159,505 shares of Echelon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 79,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.67-$1.71 after having opened the day at $1.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.67. Echelon has a market cap of $74.7 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 22.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.