Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

Motorola Mobility Holdings ( MMI) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Motorola Mobility Holdings rose 40 cents (1%) to $38.80 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4.1 million shares of Motorola Mobility Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $38.28-$38.82 after having opened the day at $38.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.40. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: Otelco Inc. Income Deposit Secs Units Cons ( OTT), up 9.6%, Calix ( CALX), up 9.5%, Cincinnati Bell ( CBB), up 8.7%, and Blonder Tongue Laboratories ( BDR), up 7.5%.

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technologies, products, and services for mobile and wire line digital communication, information, and entertainment applications. Motorola Mobility Holdings has a market cap of $11.79 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Motorola Mobility Holdings a buy, three analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Motorola Mobility Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the negative front, DragonWave ( DRWI), down 8.2%, Pendrell ( PCO), down 7.1%, Leap Wireless International ( LEAP), down 7%, and Telephone and Data Systems ( TDS), down 6.6%, were all losers within the telecommunications industry with AT&T ( T) being today's telecommunications industry loser.

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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