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

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America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1%. By the end of trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V rose 78 cents (3.1%) to $26.21 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 11.1 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 a price between $25.53-$26.60 after having opened the day at $25.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.43. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: Aviat Networks ( AVNW), up 15.2%, WPCS International ( WPCS), up 9.2%, Phazar Corporation ( ANTP), up 7.6%, and Parametric Sound ( PAMT), up 7.6%.
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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 $96.35 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are four 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 negative front, NTS ( NTS), down 17.6%, Alaska Communications Systems Group ( ALSK), down 10.8%, Alcatel-Lucent ( ALU), down 9.9%, and ARC Group Worldwide ( ARCW), down 9.8%, were all laggards within the telecommunications industry with Verizon Communications ( VZ) being today's telecommunications industry laggard.

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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