Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 18,534 as of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,061 issues advancing vs. 1,832 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Technology sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include LG Display ( LPL), up 3.1%, ASML ( ASML), up 1.4%, NVIDIA ( NVDA), up 1.1%, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 0.7% and ABB ( ABB), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Super Micro Computer ( SMCI), down 27.9%, LM Ericsson Telephone ( ERIC), down 7.0%, Wipro ( WIT), down 4.3%, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), down 2.9% and Nokia Oyj ( NOK), down 2.4%.

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 $0.56 (2.0%) to $28.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 23.4 million shares of EMC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.95-$28.14 after having opened the day at $28.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.54.

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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 $53.8 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate EMC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EMC as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, 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 disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full EMC Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, JD.com ( JD) is up $0.19 (0.9%) to $22.33 on average volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of JD.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.85-$22.60 after having opened the day at $21.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.14.

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JD.com, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an online direct sales company in the People's Republic of China. It primarily offers electronics and home appliances products; and general merchandise products, including audio and video products, and books. JD.com has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are down 31.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate JD.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JD.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full JD.com Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Facebook ( FB) is up $0.80 (0.7%) to $120.17 on average volume. Thus far, 13.2 million shares of Facebook exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.66-$120.73 after having opened the day at $118.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.37.

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Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Facebook has a market cap of $334.3 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 32 analysts who rate Facebook a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Facebook as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust 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 expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Facebook 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).