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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 60 points (0.3%) at 18,009 as of Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,566 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 217 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

TELUS

(

TU

), up 1.5%,

BT Group

(

BT

), up 1.3%,

China Telecom

(

CHA

), up 1.3% and

American Tower

(

AMT

), up 0.7%.

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 $0.59 (1.8%) to $33.94 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 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 $33.46-$33.94 after having opened the day at $33.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.35.

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T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services 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 $26.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 23.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate T-Mobile US a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

T-Mobile US

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full

T-Mobile US Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Nokia Oyj

(

NOK

) is up $0.15 (1.9%) to $7.99 on average volume. Thus far, 15.1 million shares of Nokia Oyj exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.92-$8.02 after having opened the day at $7.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.84.

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Nokia Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides network infrastructure and related services in Finland, the United States, Japan, China, India, the Russian Federation, Germany, Taiwan, Indonesia, Italy, and internationally. Nokia Oyj has a market cap of $28.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Nokia Oyj a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nokia Oyj

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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

Nokia Oyj Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Verizon Communications

(

VZ

) is up $0.36 (0.7%) to $49.54 on average volume. Thus far, 10.2 million shares of Verizon Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.32-$49.68 after having opened the day at $49.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.17.

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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 $201.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Verizon Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Verizon Communications 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

).

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