All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 16,773 as of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,538 issues advancing vs. 1,434 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include PMC-Sierra ( PMCS), up 33.4%, Hanwha Q CELLS ( HQCL), up 8.5%, Equinix ( EQIX), up 3.9%, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK), up 2.2% and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Quintiles Transnational Holdings ( Q), down 5.4%, F5 Networks ( FFIV), down 4.8%, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), down 4.7%, Check Point Software Technologies ( CHKP), down 4.0% and Broadcom ( BRCM), down 3.6%.

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

3. EMC ( EMC) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, EMC is up $0.29 (1.1%) to $25.60 on light volume. Thus far, 5.6 million shares of EMC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.27-$25.68 after having opened the day at $25.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.31.

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EMC Corporation develops, delivers, and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions, and services. EMC has a market cap of $47.5 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate EMC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EMC 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full EMC Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cisco Systems ( CSCO) is up $0.40 (1.5%) to $27.25 on average volume. Thus far, 19.7 million shares of Cisco Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.98-$27.46 after having opened the day at $27.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.85.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $131.0 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Cisco Systems a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cisco Systems Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Intel ( INTC) is up $0.39 (1.2%) to $31.60 on average volume. Thus far, 17.9 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 34.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.11-$31.73 after having opened the day at $31.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.21.

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Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Mobile and Communications Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $145.0 billion and is part of the electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 14.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts who rate Intel a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel 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, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Intel 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).