Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 13 points (-0.1%) at 18,461 as of Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,210 issues advancing vs. 1,692 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI.A

), up 5.4%, and

Qualcomm

(

QCOM

), up 1.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was

America Movil SAB de CV

(

AMOV

), up 1.5%.

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

3.

T-Mobile US

(

TMUS

) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, T-Mobile US is up $0.64 (1.4%) to $45.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of T-Mobile US exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.29-$45.94 after having opened the day at $45.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.98.

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T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services for consumers and businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. T-Mobile US has a market cap of $37.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate T-Mobile US a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

T-Mobile US

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

T-Mobile US Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Verizon Communications

(

VZ

) is up $0.30 (0.6%) to $55.11 on average volume. Thus far, 8.9 million shares of Verizon Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.44-$55.37 after having opened the day at $54.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.81.

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Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Verizon Communications has a market cap of $227.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Verizon Communications a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Verizon Communications

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Verizon Communications Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

AT&T

(

T

) is up $0.40 (0.9%) to $42.78 on average volume. Thus far, 9.8 million shares of AT&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.37-$42.80 after having opened the day at $42.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.38.

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AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. AT&T has a market cap of $264.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 23.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate AT&T a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AT&T

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

AT&T 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 telecommunications industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Telecom

(

IYZ

) while those bearish on the telecommunications industry could consider

ProShares Ult Sht Telecommunication

(

TLL

).