Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI): Today's Featured Telecommunications Loser

Rogers Communications ( RCI) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Rogers Communications fell $2.02 (-5.1%) to $37.44 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of Rogers Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 349,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $36.46-$38.25 after having opened the day at $38.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.46. Other company's within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were: Alvarion ( ALVR), down 10.8%, Phazar Corporation ( ANTP), down 10.8%, Powerwave Technologies ( PWAV), down 10.1%, and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 9%.

Rogers Communications Inc. operates as a communications and media company in Canada. The company's Wireless segment provides retail and business voice and data wireless communications services. It operates a global system for mobile communications and general packet radio service network. Rogers Communications has a market cap of $20.75 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 14 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Rogers Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rogers Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front, Calix ( CALX), up 12.9%, Parametric Sound ( PAMT), up 8.8%, Clearfield ( CLFD), up 7.5%, and Infinera Corporation ( INFN), up 7%, were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with Motorola Solutions ( MSI) being today's featured telecommunications industry winner.

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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