NEW YORK (

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Frontier Communications

(FTR) - Get Report

was the best-performing stock in the

S&P 500

intraday Thursday.

The S&P 500 was down nearly 10 points, or 0.75%, to 1,303.

Shares of Frontier Communications rose 3.12% to $3.69. It's unclear as to why the stock was moving higher Thursday, though the company is holding a presentation at a Nomura conference Thursday afternoon.

Frontier Communications trades at an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 16.64 times; the average for fixed-line telecommunications companies is 32.35. For comparison,

Virgin Media

(VMED)

has a lower forward P/E of 9.11.

Twelve of the 18 analysts who cover Frontier rated it hold; six analysts gave the stock a buy rating.

The stock has declined 10.7% year to date.

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