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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 152 points (-0.9%) at 17,265 as of Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 886 issues advancing vs. 2,130 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Intel ( INTC), down 2.3%, Accenture ( ACN), down 1.7%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), down 1.7%, Telefonica ( TEF), down 1.7% and Oracle Corporation ( ORCL), down 1.6%.

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

3. BT Group ( BT) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, BT Group is down $1.86 (-2.9%) to $62.90 on average volume. Thus far, 103,805 shares of BT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 170,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.49-$63.44 after having opened the day at $63.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.76.

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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 $52.2 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that 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 and weak operating cash flow. Get the full BT Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil ( VIV) is down $1.08 (-5.5%) to $18.63 on average volume. Thus far, 626,789 shares of Telefonica Brasil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.62-$18.88 after having opened the day at $18.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.71.

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Telefonica Brasil S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in Brazil. Telefonica Brasil has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Telefonica Brasil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica Brasil as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Telefonica Brasil Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) is down $1.27 (-3.4%) to $36.47 on average volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Hewlett-Packard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.43-$37.48 after having opened the day at $37.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.74.

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Hewlett-Packard Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $68.2 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Hewlett-Packard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Hewlett-Packard 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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