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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 17,581 as of Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,741 issues advancing vs. 1,197 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

T-Mobile US

(

TMUS

), down 2.0%, and

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI.A

), down 1.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was

America Movil SAB de CV

(

AMOV

), up 2.2%.

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

3.

Alcatel-Lucent

(

ALU

) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Alcatel-Lucent is down $0.09 (-2.3%) to $3.86 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Alcatel-Lucent exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.85-$3.90 after having opened the day at $3.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.95.

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Alcatel-Lucent provides Internet protocol (IP) and cloud networking, and ultra- broadband access worldwide. Alcatel-Lucent has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Alcatel-Lucent a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Alcatel-Lucent

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Alcatel-Lucent Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

LM Ericsson Telephone

(

ERIC

) is down $0.06 (-0.6%) to $9.26 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of LM Ericsson Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.23-$9.37 after having opened the day at $9.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.32.

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Ericsson provides communications technology and services worldwide. The company's Networks segment delivers products and solutions for mobile access, Internet protocol (IP) and transmission networks, core networks, and cloud. LM Ericsson Telephone has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 23.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate LM Ericsson Telephone a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LM Ericsson Telephone

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

LM Ericsson Telephone Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Nokia Oyj

(

NOK

) is down $0.20 (-2.8%) to $7.08 on average volume. Thus far, 6.3 million shares of Nokia Oyj exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.08-$7.16 after having opened the day at $7.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.28.

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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 $27.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Nokia Oyj a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, 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

Nokia Oyj 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

).