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Research in Motion



) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Research in Motion fell $0.63 (-4.0%) to $15.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 52,101,290 shares of Research in Motion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 54,770,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $14.92-$16.14 after having opened the day at $16.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.88. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were:

InfoSonics Corporation



), down 17.1%,




), down 12.3%,

Ambient Corporation



), down 8.1% and

Hong Kong Television Network



), down 7.2%.

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Research In Motion Limited designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the mobile communications market worldwide. Research in Motion has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Research in Motion a buy, 15 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Research in Motion as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,




), down 21.6%,




), down 9.3%,

MER Telemanagement Solutions



), down 7.5% and

Intelsat S.A



), down 6.6% , were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with

Verizon Communications



) being today's featured telecommunications industry leader.

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