Tim Holding Company (TSU): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

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Tim Holding Company ( TSU) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Tim Holding Company rose 29 cents (1.5%) to $19.36 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Tim Holding Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19-$19.48 after having opened the day at $19.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.07. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech ( CNTF), up 8.5%, eOn Communications Corporation ( EONC), up 7.6%, City Telecom ( CTEL), up 6.7%, and Ceragon Networks ( CRNT), up 6.6%.
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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 $9.07 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Tim Holding Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five 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.

On the negative front, NII Holdings ( NIHD), down 11.3%, Inteliquent ( IQNT), down 10.8%, magicJack VocalTec ( CALL), down 9.9%, and Telular Corporation ( WRLS), down 9.1%, were all laggards within the telecommunications industry with JDS Uniphase Corp (CA ( JDSU) 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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