America Movil S.A.B. De C.V. (AMX): Today's Featured Telecommunications Laggard

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America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V fell 43 cents (-1.7%) to $25.30 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.6 million shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of five million shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.27-$25.70 after having opened the day at $25.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.73. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were: Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), down 18.4%, WPCS International ( WPCS), down 9.4%, Otelco ( OTT), down 8.8%, and Parametric Sound ( PAMT), down 7%.
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America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services primarily in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The company offers mobile and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, long-distance, public telephony, and network interconnection services. America Movil S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $98.24 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 17 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are five analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil S.A.B. de C.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Powerwave Technologies ( PWAV), up 18.2%, Globalstar Incorporated ( GSAT), up 12.8%, Telestone Technologies Corporation ( TSTC), up 12.7%, and eOn Communications Corporation ( EONC), up 9.8%, were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with Crown Castle International ( CCI) being today's featured telecommunications industry leader.

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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