All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 18,344 as of Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,725 declining with 124 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include AU Optronics ( AUO), up 3.2%, and Kyocera ( KYO), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Sensata Technologies Holding N.V ( ST), down 1.9%, Teledyne Technologies ( TDY), down 1.9%, FLIR Systems ( FLIR), down 1.8%, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering ( ASX), down 1.4% and Garmin ( GRMN), down 1.2%.

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

3. Teradyne ( TER) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Teradyne is up $0.38 (1.8%) to $21.26 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Teradyne exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.96-$21.38 after having opened the day at $21.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.88.

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Teradyne, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells automatic test equipment worldwide. Teradyne has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Teradyne a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teradyne 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Teradyne Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Microchip Technology ( MCHP) is up $0.37 (0.7%) to $53.47 on light volume. Thus far, 669,452 shares of Microchip Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.14-$53.54 after having opened the day at $53.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.10.

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Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. Microchip Technology has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Microchip Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Microchip Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Microchip Technology Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Applied Materials ( AMAT) is up $0.40 (1.6%) to $25.81 on average volume. Thus far, 8.0 million shares of Applied Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.42-$25.96 after having opened the day at $25.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.41.

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Applied Materials, Inc. provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and related industries worldwide. Applied Materials has a market cap of $27.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 36.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Applied Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Applied Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Applied Materials 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 electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).