3 Electronics Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 17,970 as of Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,139 issues advancing vs. 1,826 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include STMicroelectronics ( STM), up 2.7%, and Intel ( INTC), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Methode Electronics ( MEI), down 29.2%, Hanwha Q CELLS ( HQCL), down 6.3%, IPG Photonics ( IPGP), down 4.1%, LG Display ( LPL), down 2.6% and ABB ( ABB), down 0.7%.

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

3. ASML ( ASML) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, ASML is up $0.59 (0.5%) to $110.56 on light volume. Thus far, 127,648 shares of ASML exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.06-$111.09 after having opened the day at $110.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.97.

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ASML Holding N.V. engages in the development, production, marketing, sale, and servicing of advanced semiconductor equipment systems with a focus on lithography related systems worldwide. ASML has a market cap of $48.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate ASML a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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