Research In Motion Ltd (RIMM): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

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Research in Motion ( RIMM) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Research in Motion rose $1.64 (13.8%) to $13.56 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 110.6 million shares of Research in Motion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 36 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $11.68-$13.60 after having opened the day at $11.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.92. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: AudioCodes ( AUDC), up 6.8%, Mitel Networks Corporation ( MITL), up 6.7%, Nokia Oyj ( NOK), up 5.6%, and Telestone Technologies Corporation ( TSTC), up 4.2%.
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Research In Motion Limited designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the mobile communications market worldwide. Research in Motion has a market cap of $6.02 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Research in Motion a buy, 13 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Research in Motion as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Parametric Sound ( PAMT), down 12.6%, Tata Communications ( TCL), down 4.6%, Vocera Communications ( VCRA), down 4.5%, and Linktone ( LTON), down 3.8%, were all laggards within the telecommunications industry with MetroPCS Communications ( PCS) 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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