5 Stocks Pushing The Telecommunications Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 163 points (1.2%) at 13,275 as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 12:34 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,126 issues advancing vs. 762 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include BT Group ( BT), up 1.2%, and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), up 1.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was China Telecom ( CHA), up 0.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is up $0.15 (0.7%) to $22.39 on light volume Thus far, 82,116 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 289,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.39-$22.45 after having opened the day at $22.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.24.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services, telecommunications equipment, and system integration and other telecommunications-related services in Japan. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a market cap of $55.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Nippon Telegraph & Telephone a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, Telefonica ( TEF) is up $0.25 (1.9%) to $13.12 on light volume Thus far, 721,114 shares of Telefonica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.96-$13.18 after having opened the day at $12.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.87.

Telefonica, S.A. provides fixed and mobile telephony services primarily in Spain, Latin America, and rest of Europe. Telefonica has a market cap of $59.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 57.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 23.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Telefonica a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Telefonica Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Tim Holding Company ( TSU) is up $0.81 (4.4%) to $19.26 on average volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Tim Holding Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.08-$19.48 after having opened the day at $19.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.45.

TIM Participacoes S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides mobile telecommunications services using digital technologies to business and individual customers in Brazil. The company offers mobile, fixed and long distance telephony, data transmission and Internet services. Tim Holding Company has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tim Holding Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tim Holding Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Tim Holding Company Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil S.A ( VIV) is up $0.76 (3.5%) to $22.56 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Telefonica Brasil S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.20-$22.62 after having opened the day at $22.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.80.

Telefonica Brasil, S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Telefonica Brasil S.A has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Telefonica Brasil S.A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica Brasil S.A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Telefonica Brasil S.A Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Siemens ( SI) is up $1.20 (1.2%) to $102.89 on light volume Thus far, 90,297 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 530,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.05-$103.00 after having opened the day at $102.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.69.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $89.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Siemens Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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