Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 17,644 as of Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,396 issues advancing vs. 1,484 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Cerner ( CERN), up 1.9%, Broadcom ( AVGO), up 1.3%, Activision Blizzard ( ATVI), up 1.2%, Salesforce.com ( CRM), up 1.1% and Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Liberty Interactive ( LVNTA), down 1.6%, America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), down 1.2% and America Movil SAB de CV ( AMX), down 0.5%.

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 $0.46 (1.1%) to $43.91 on average volume. Thus far, 276,969 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 436,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.84-$44.24 after having opened the day at $43.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.45.

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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 $91.0 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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, Western Digital ( WDC) is up $1.97 (4.0%) to $51.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Western Digital exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.51-$51.52 after having opened the day at $48.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.29.

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Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and provision of data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments, and other organizations to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content worldwide. Western Digital has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are down 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Western Digital a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Digital as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Western Digital Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Palo Alto Networks ( PANW) is up $4.43 (2.9%) to $159.33 on light volume. Thus far, 803,706 shares of Palo Alto Networks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $153.95-$159.57 after having opened the day at $154.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $154.90.

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Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides enterprise security platform to enterprises, service providers, and government entities worldwide. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 25 analysts who rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been unimpressive growth in net income over time. Get the full Palo Alto Networks 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).