Motorola Solutions Inc

(

MSI

) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Motorola Solutions Inc fell 26 cents (-0.6%) to $44.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of Motorola Solutions Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $44.02-$44.82 after having opened the day at $44.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.81. Other company's within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were:

Alcatel-Lucent

(

ALU

), down 14.5%,

Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de C.V

(

MXT

), down 10.8%,

I.D. Systems Inc

(

IDSY

), down 9.7%, and

Technical Communications

(

TCCO

), down 9.6%.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides business and mission critical communication products and services for enterprise and government customers worldwide. Motorola Solutions Inc has a market cap of $14.83 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 12.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Motorola as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Globalstar Incorporated

(

GSAT

), up 7.7%,

UTStarcom Holdings

(

UTSI

), up 7%,

Wireless Telecom Group Inc

(

WTT

), up 6.1%, and

Motricity Inc

(

MOTR

), up 5.7%, were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with

Mobile TeleSystems

(

MBT

) being today's featured telecommunications industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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