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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 73 points (0.4%) at 18,111 as of Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,816 issues advancing vs. 1,128 declining with 194 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. 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.

Windstream Holdings

(

WIN

) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Windstream Holdings is up $1.71 (16.1%) to $12.32 on heavy volume. Thus far, 14.2 million shares of Windstream Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.71-$13.05 after having opened the day at $10.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.61.

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Windstream Holdings, Inc. provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. It offers managed services and cloud computing services to businesses, as well as broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. Windstream Holdings has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 49.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Windstream Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Windstream Holdings

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Windstream Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Verizon Communications

(

VZ

) is up $0.40 (0.8%) to $50.48 on average volume. Thus far, 7.7 million shares of Verizon Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.07-$50.53 after having opened the day at $50.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.08.

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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 $204.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Verizon Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these 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 $0.76 (2.2%) to $34.86 on heavy volume. Thus far, 23.4 million shares of AT&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 26.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.17-$34.89 after having opened the day at $34.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.09.

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AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Wireless and Wireline. AT&T has a market cap of $176.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate AT&T a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 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 revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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

).

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