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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 33 points (-0.2%) at 18,015 as of Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,333 issues advancing vs. 1,676 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Splunk ( SPLK), up 3.4%, Emerson Electric ( EMR), up 1.3%, Agilent Technologies ( A), up 1.6%, China Telecom ( CHA), up 1.1% and NXP Semiconductors ( NXPI), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Garmin ( GRMN), down 8.9%, Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU), down 7.8%, Wipro ( WIT), down 2.0%, Linear Technology ( LLTC), down 2.0% and Intel ( INTC), down 1.4%.

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

3. Cavium ( CAVM) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Cavium is up $3.83 (6.1%) to $66.69 on heavy volume. Thus far, 596,722 shares of Cavium exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 687,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.70-$66.73 after having opened the day at $62.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.86.

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Cavium, Inc. designs, develops, and markets semiconductor processors for intelligent and secure networks. The company operates through Semiconductor Products, and Software and Services segments. Cavium has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Cavium a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cavium as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Cavium Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Yandex ( YNDX) is up $1.03 (6.2%) to $17.68 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of Yandex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.31-$18.25 after having opened the day at $17.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.65.

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Yandex N.V. operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. Yandex has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Yandex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yandex as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable 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 deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Yandex Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Twitter ( TWTR) is up $0.05 (0.1%) to $48.08 on light volume. Thus far, 7.3 million shares of Twitter exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.58-$48.79 after having opened the day at $48.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.03.

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Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. Twitter has a market cap of $30.8 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 33.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Twitter a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twitter as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Twitter 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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