Nokia Oyj



) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Nokia Oyj fell 11 cents (-2%) to $5.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 34.8 million shares of Nokia Oyj exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.42-$5.63 after having opened the day at $5.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.61. Other company's within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were:

Dialogic Inc



), down 12.7%,

eOn Communications Corporation



), down 10.4%,

Zoom Technologies Inc



), down 10.1%, and

FiberTower Corporation



), down 8.8%.

Nokia Corporation manufactures and sells mobile devices, and provides Internet and digital mapping and navigation services worldwide. Its Devices & Services segment develops and manages a portfolio of mobile devices; and services comprising applications and content. Nokia Oyj has a market cap of $19.63 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of eight, below the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 24.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 45.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nokia Oyj as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

Powerwave Technologies Inc



), up 204.5%,

Phazar Corporation



), up 9.7%,

magicJack VocalTec



), up 9.1%, and

Orckit Communications



), up 8.3%, were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with

Research in Motion



) being today's featured telecommunications industry winner.

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