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Frontier Communications Corp Class B



) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, Frontier Communications Corp Class B rose 7 cents (2%) to $3.58 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8.8 million shares of Frontier Communications Corp Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.48-$3.62 after having opened the day at $3.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.51. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were:




), up 28%,

Nexxus Lighting



), up 11.9%,

Lumos Networks



), up 8.5%, and

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), up 8%.

Frontier Communications Corporation provides communications services for residential and business customers in the United States. Frontier Communications Corp Class B has a market cap of $3.49 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9, below the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 29.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 32% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Frontier Communications Corp Class B a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Frontier Communications Corp Class B as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front,

Ubiquiti Networks



), down 12.8%,

Orckit Communications



), down 11.2%,

magicJack VocalTec



), down 9.9%, and




), down 9.7%, were all losers within the telecommunications industry with

America Movil S.A.B. de C.V



) being today's telecommunications industry loser.

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) while those bearish on the telecommunications industry could consider

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