The telecommunications industry closed the day down 2%. RF Monolithics ( RFMI), Zoom Technologies Inc ( ZOOM), Alvarion ( ALVR), and Telestone Technologies Corporation ( TSTC) were all winners today within the telecommunications industry with Philippine Long Distance Telephone ( PHI) being today's featured telecommunications winner. Philippine Long Distance Telephone rose $1.07 (2%) to $53.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 62,768 shares of Philippine Long Distance Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 130,900 shares.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company provides telecommunication services in the Philippines. Philippine Long Distance Telephone has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9, equal to the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Philippine Long Distance Telephone as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Ciena Corporation ( CIEN), Towerstream Corporation ( TWER), Motricity Inc ( MOTR), and Dialogic Inc ( DLGC) were all losers within the telecommunications industry with Research in Motion ( RIMM) being today's telecommunications industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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