All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 11 points (-0.1%) at 17,856 as of Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,091 issues advancing vs. 1,846 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Autodesk ( ADSK), up 8.2%, Facebook ( FB), up 5.0%, China Telecom ( CHA), up 2.5%, Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 1.7% and SAP SE ( SAP), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include FireEye ( FEYE), down 24.0%, Qualcomm ( QCOM), down 14.0%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 10.9%, Micron Technology ( MU), down 4.5% and American Tower ( AMT), down 2.5%.

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

3. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is one of the companies pushing the Technology sector higher today. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is up $0.71 (1.9%) to $37.96 on light volume. Thus far, 89,771 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 406,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.91-$38.23 after having opened the day at $38.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.25.

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services, telecommunications equipment, and system integration and other telecommunications-related services in Japan and internationally. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a market cap of $78.4 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 45.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HomeAway ( AWAY) is up $7.86 (24.5%) to $39.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 16.8 million shares of HomeAway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.17-$40.76 after having opened the day at $39.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.04.

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HomeAway, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an online vacation rental property marketplace that enables property owners and managers to market properties for rental to vacation travelers. HomeAway has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate HomeAway a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HomeAway 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 HomeAway Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Verizon Communications ( VZ) is up $0.26 (0.6%) to $46.40 on light volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Verizon Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.10-$46.43 after having opened the day at $46.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.14.

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Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Verizon Communications has a market cap of $189.0 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Verizon Communications a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Verizon Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Verizon Communications 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).