All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 17,560 as of Monday, March 28, 2016, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,693 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI.A

), up 2.3%,

Telecom Italia SpA

(

TI

), up 1.8%,

Equinix

(

EQIX

), up 1.1% and

America Movil SAB de CV

(

AMOV

), up 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3.

BT Group

(

BT

) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, BT Group is up $0.26 (0.8%) to $31.44 on light volume. Thus far, 47,636 shares of BT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 281,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.35-$31.49 after having opened the day at $31.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.18.

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BT Group plc provides communications services worldwide. BT Group has a market cap of $52.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate BT Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

BT Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

BT Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Telefonica Brasil

(

VIV

) is up $0.38 (3.2%) to $12.35 on light volume. Thus far, 547,635 shares of Telefonica Brasil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.12-$12.42 after having opened the day at $12.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.97.

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Telefonica Brasil S.A. provides fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services to residential and corporate customers in Brazil. Telefonica Brasil has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 32.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Telefonica Brasil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Telefonica Brasil

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Telefonica Brasil Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Crown Castle International

(

CCI

) is up $0.66 (0.8%) to $86.24 on light volume. Thus far, 647,643 shares of Crown Castle International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.54-$86.29 after having opened the day at $85.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.58.

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Crown Castle International Corp., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases shared wireless infrastructure in the United States and Australia. Crown Castle International has a market cap of $28.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Crown Castle International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Crown Castle International

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Crown Castle International Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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

).