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) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Siemens rose $1.32 (1.0%) to $133.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 375,856 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 352,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $131.62-$133.58 after having opened the day at $131.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $132.25. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were:

InfoSonics Corporation



), up 52.0%,

NII Holdings



), up 22.7%,

Pointer Telocation



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), up 10.4% and

eOn Communications Corporation



), up 9.4%.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft operates as an electronics and electrical engineering company worldwide. The company operates in six segments: Energy, Healthcare, Industry, Infrastructure & Cities, Equity Investments, and Financial Services. Siemens has a market cap of $110.1 billion and is part of the utilities sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

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



), down 8.3%,

Lumos Networks



), down 6.8%,

Otelco Inc. Class A



), down 6.3% and




), down 5.8% , were all laggards within the telecommunications industry with




) being today's telecommunications industry laggard.

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) while those bearish on the telecommunications industry could consider

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