One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.1%) at 18,429 as of Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,872 issues advancing vs. 1,043 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Mettler-Toledo International ( MTD), up 2.9%, LG Display ( LPL), up 1.8%, Garmin ( GRMN), up 1.7%, Kyocera ( KYO), up 1.2% and ABB ( ABB), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Applied Materials ( AMAT), down 1.2%, Broadcom ( AVGO), down 1.1%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM), down 1.1% and Eaton ( ETN), down 1.0%.

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

3. Waters ( WAT) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry higher today. As of noon trading, Waters is up $1.97 (1.2%) to $159.03 on light volume. Thus far, 153,417 shares of Waters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 447,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $156.93-$159.46 after having opened the day at $157.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $157.06.

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Waters Corporation operates as an analytical instrument manufacturer in the United States and internationally. Waters has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 16.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Waters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. 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 Waters Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Roper Technologies ( ROP) is up $1.81 (1.1%) to $170.93 on average volume. Thus far, 334,146 shares of Roper Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 678,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $168.49-$171.61 after having opened the day at $168.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $169.12.

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Roper Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company, designs and develops license and software-as-a-service software, and engineered products and solutions. Roper Technologies has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Roper Technologies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Roper Technologies 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 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 Roper Technologies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, NVIDIA ( NVDA) is up $0.62 (1.1%) to $56.80 on average volume. Thus far, 5.6 million shares of NVIDIA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.38-$57.09 after having opened the day at $56.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.18.

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NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. NVIDIA has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 70.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate NVIDIA a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVIDIA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity 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 NVIDIA 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).