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. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.1%) at 18,080 as of Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,860 declining with 154 unchanged. The Technology sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include VimpelCom ( VIP), up 7.4%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), up 4.2%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 3.6%, STMicroelectronics ( STM), up 3.5% and NVIDIA ( NVDA), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Rackspace Hosting ( RAX), down 13.9%, YY ( YY), down 6.5%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 4.2%, Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU), down 3.8% and Infosys ( INFY), down 2.0%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. CenturyLink ( CTL) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, CenturyLink is up $0.56 (1.6%) to $34.96 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of CenturyLink exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.06-$34.98 after having opened the day at $34.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.40. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, governmental, and wholesale customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. CenturyLink has a market cap of $19.7 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate CenturyLink a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates CenturyLink as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full CenturyLink Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.