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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 17,667 as of Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,190 declining with 185 unchanged.

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

China Unicom (Hong Kong

(

CHU

), down 0.8%,

China Telecom

(

CHA

), down 0.6% and

BT Group

(

BT

), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

Telefonica

(

TEF

), up 1.7%,

American Tower

(

AMT

), up 0.9% and

NTT DoCoMo

(

DCM

), up 0.7%.

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

3.

Rogers Communications

(

RCI

) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rogers Communications is down $1.17 (-3.1%) to $36.61 on average volume. Thus far, 195,694 shares of Rogers Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 355,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.51-$37.36 after having opened the day at $37.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.78.

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Rogers Communications Inc. operates as a communications and media company in Canada. Its Wireless segment provides wireless voice and high-speed data communication services to consumers and businesses under the Rogers, Fido, and Chatr brands; and wireless devices and applications. Rogers Communications has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Rogers Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Rogers Communications

as a

buy

TheStreet Recommends

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full

Rogers Communications Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Mobile Telesystems OJSC

(

MBT

) is down $0.64 (-7.4%) to $7.98 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Mobile Telesystems OJSC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.85-$8.50 after having opened the day at $8.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.62.

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Mobile TeleSystems OJSC provides a range of mobile and fixed line voice and data telecommunications services in Russia and the CIS. It offers data transfer, broadband, pay-TV, and various value-added services, as well as sells equipment and accessories. Mobile Telesystems OJSC has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 20.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Mobile Telesystems OJSC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mobile Telesystems OJSC

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Mobile Telesystems OJSC Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

VeriSign

(

VRSN

) is down $2.56 (-4.5%) to $54.25 on heavy volume. Thus far, 766,264 shares of VeriSign exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 924,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.16-$56.58 after having opened the day at $55.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.81.

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VeriSign, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure services to various networks worldwide. The company offers domain name registry services that operate the authoritative directory of .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domains, as well as the back-end systems for various.gov, .jobs, and .edu domains. VeriSign has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate VeriSign a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

VeriSign

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

VeriSign 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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