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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,798 as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,608 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS

(

TKC

), down 6.1%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI

), down 1.5%,

NTT DoCoMo

(

TheStreet Recommends

DCM

), down 1.2%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI.A

), down 1.2% and

BT Group

(

BT

), down 1.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was

TELUS

(

TU

), up 1.2%.

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

3.

VeriSign

(

VRSN

) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, VeriSign is down $1.87 (-2.1%) to $88.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of VeriSign exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.84-$89.87 after having opened the day at $89.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.18.

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VeriSign, Inc. provides domain name registry services and Internet security worldwide. The company offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names, as well as the back-end systems for .gov, .jobs, .edu domain names, and others. VeriSign has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 58.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate VeriSign a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

VeriSign

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 and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

VeriSign Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Crown Castle International

(

CCI

) is down $0.69 (-0.8%) to $86.71 on average volume. Thus far, 873,651 shares of Crown Castle International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.22-$87.11 after having opened the day at $87.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.40.

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Crown Castle International Corp., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases shared wireless infrastructure in the United States and Australia. Crown Castle International has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Crown Castle International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Crown Castle International

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Crown Castle International Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

American Tower

(

AMT

) is down $1.09 (-1.1%) to $98.85 on light volume. Thus far, 446,719 shares of American Tower exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.32-$99.39 after having opened the day at $99.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.94.

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American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. American Tower has a market cap of $42.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate American Tower a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Tower

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

American Tower 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

).