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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 2 points (0.0%) at 17,750 as of Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,461 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Philippine Long Distance Telephone

(

PHI

), down 1.9%,

America Movil SAB de CV

(

AMOV

), down 1.8%,

American Tower

(

AMT

), down 1.2% and

China Telecom

(

CHA

), down 0.7%.

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

3.

Telefonica

(

TEF

) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Telefonica is down $0.09 (-0.6%) to $15.07 on average volume. Thus far, 783,345 shares of Telefonica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.01-$15.16 after having opened the day at $15.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.16.

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Telefonica, S.A. provides fixed and mobile communication services primarily in Europe and Latin America. The company offers mobile voice, value added, mobile data and Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services. Telefonica has a market cap of $70.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Telefonica a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Telefonica

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its growth in net income. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

Telefonica Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Telefonica Brasil

(

VIV

) is down $0.42 (-3.1%) to $12.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 12.3 million shares of Telefonica Brasil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.68-$13.64 after having opened the day at $13.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.32.

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Telefonica Brasil S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and corporate customers in Brazil. Telefonica Brasil has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 24.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Telefonica Brasil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Telefonica Brasil

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Telefonica Brasil Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

America Movil SAB de CV

(

AMX

) is down $0.24 (-1.2%) to $18.56 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of America Movil SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.36-$18.70 after having opened the day at $18.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.80.

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America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in Mexico and internationally. It offers mobile and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, domestic, and international long-distance services, as well as network interconnection and public telephony services. America Movil SAB de CV has a market cap of $63.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate America Movil SAB de CV a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

America Movil SAB de CV

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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

America Movil SAB de CV 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

).