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5 Electronics Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

Tickers in this article: LPL XXIA SPWR ADI ASML

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 14,565 as of Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,354 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Electronics industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was STMicroelectronics (STM), up 2.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Advantest (ATE), up 5.0%, Kyocera Corporation (KYO), up 2.7%, Cree (CREE), up 1.9%, Agilent Technologies (A), up 1.6% and Altera (ALTR), up 1.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. LG.Display Company (LPL) is one of the companies pushing the Electronics industry lower today. As of noon trading, LG.Display Company is down $0.25 (-1.8%) to $13.60 on light volume Thus far, 286,116 shares of LG.Display Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 979,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.54-$13.65 after having opened the day at $13.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.85.

LG Display Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels in the Republic of Korea, the United States, Europe, China, and rest of Asia. LG.Display Company has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates LG.Display Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LG.Display Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full LG.Display Company Ratings Report now.

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