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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 17,997 as of Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,566 issues advancing vs. 1,413 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 3.2%, Infosys ( INFY), down 1.8%, Oracle Corporation ( ORCL), down 1.4%, CenturyLink ( CTL), down 1.2% and NXP Semiconductors ( NXPI), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Intuit ( INTU), up 5.4%, Applied Materials ( AMAT), up 1.4%, Twitter ( TWTR), up 1.6%, Kyocera ( KYO), up 1.2% and ABB ( ABB), up 1.1%.

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

3. Brocade Communications Systems ( BRCD) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector lower today. As of noon trading, Brocade Communications Systems is down $0.67 (-5.3%) to $11.91 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.3 million shares of Brocade Communications Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.87-$12.73 after having opened the day at $12.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.58.

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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides storage area networking (SAN) and Internet protocol networking solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide. It operates through SAN Products, IP Networking Products, and Global Services segments. Brocade Communications Systems has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Brocade Communications Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brocade Communications Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Brocade Communications Systems Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Iron Mountain ( IRM) is down $2.32 (-6.0%) to $36.51 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Iron Mountain exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.10-$38.37 after having opened the day at $38.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.83.

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Iron Mountain Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides storage and information management services primarily in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. Iron Mountain has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Iron Mountain a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Iron Mountain as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Iron Mountain Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AT&T ( T) is down $0.14 (-0.4%) to $33.94 on light volume. Thus far, 8.2 million shares of AT&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 26.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.82-$34.08 after having opened the day at $34.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.09.

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AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services to consumers and businesses in the United States and internationally. AT&T has a market cap of $178.9 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate AT&T a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AT&T as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full AT&T 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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