One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,694 as of Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,950 issues advancing vs. 1,002 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Baidu ( BIDU), up 9.3%, JD.com ( JD), up 1.9%, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), up 1.8%, Emerson Electric ( EMR), up 1.7% and Apple ( AAPL), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Telefonica ( TEF), down 4.6%, T-Mobile US ( TMUS), down 4.1%, Adobe Systems ( ADBE), down 2.8%, SAP SE ( SAP), down 1.8% and China Telecom ( CHA), down 1.7%.

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 $0.51 (1.2%) to $42.49 on average volume. Thus far, 176,190 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 404,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.47-$42.66 after having opened the day at $42.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.98.

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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 $87.3 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM) is up $0.24 (1.0%) to $23.93 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.42-$24.09 after having opened the day at $23.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.69.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited engages in the computer-aided design, manufacture, packaging, testing, sale, and marketing of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a market cap of $121.5 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing as a buy. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Intel ( INTC) is up $0.30 (1.0%) to $29.92 on light volume. Thus far, 7.8 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.70-$30.08 after having opened the day at $29.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.62.

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Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $137.9 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are down 14.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 23 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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).