Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

Chunghwa Telecom ( CHT) 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, Chunghwa Telecom rose 64 cents (2.1%) to $30.87 on light volume. Throughout the day, 355,381 shares of Chunghwa Telecom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 642,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $30.65-$30.88 after having opened the day at $30.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.23. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: RELM Wireless Corporation ( RWC), up 9.4%, Vicon Industries ( VII), up 9.2%, Multiband Corporation ( MBND), up 7%, and Trunkbow International Holdings ( TBOW), up 6%.

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. provides integrated telecommunications services primarily in Taiwan. Chunghwa Telecom has a market cap of $23.54 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 19.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Chunghwa Telecom a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chunghwa Telecom as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

On the negative front, Telestone Technologies Corporation ( TSTC), down 18.9%, Internet Gold Golden Lines ( IGLD), down 14%, Cellcom Israel ( CEL), down 13.7%, and Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), down 13.7%, were all losers within the telecommunications industry with Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC) being today's telecommunications industry loser.

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