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Crown Castle International



) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Crown Castle International fell $3.03 (-4.0%) to $73.69 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,539,593 shares of Crown Castle International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,435,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $73.34-$76.89 after having opened the day at $76.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.72. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were:




), down 15.3%,




), down 11.0%,




), down 8.7% and

WPCS International



), down 6.9%.

Crown Castle International Corp., together with is subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases shared wireless infrastructure primarily in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Australia. Crown Castle International has a market cap of $22.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Crown Castle International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Crown Castle International

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

InfoSonics Corporation



), up 11.7%,

RIT Technologies



), up 8.8%,




), up 8.8% and




), up 5.9% , were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with

Nokia Oyj



) being today's featured telecommunications industry leader.

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