3 Tech Stocks Investors are Buying as the Nasdaq Falls

Through most of the trading day, these stocks are helping the Technology (NYSE:XLK) sector today.  Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) is partnering with Baidu (NYSE:BIDU), China’s top search engine, to develop tablet computers and mobile phones for the Chinese market. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $11.39, up 7 cents (+0.6%) from the previous close of $11.33. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Activision Blizzard) is an online, personal computer (NYSE:PC), console and handheld game publisher. It has three segments:Activision Publishing,Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries & Activision Blizzard Distribution.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen 74 cents (-6.1%) from $12.07 to $11.33. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 18, 2011 and July 25, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 4% (+47 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between June 2, 2011 and June 9, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 5.2% (-62 cents).

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $29.99, up 19 cents (+0.6%) from the previous close of $29.80. Xilinx, Inc. designs, develops and markets programmable platforms and predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property cores.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.21 (-17.2%) from $36.01 to $29.80. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 26, 2010 and November 4, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 10.1% (+$2.49). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 10.3% (-$3.80).

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $22.04, up 4 cents (+0%) from the previous close of $22.03. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits/analog circuits worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.52 (-13.8%) from $25.55 to $22.03. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 11.3% (+$2.73). It saw one of its worst periods between December 8, 2010 and December 15, 2010 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.1% (-74 cents).