Windstream Corp (WIN): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

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Windstream ( WIN) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Windstream rose 15 cents (1.6%) to $9.78 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.2 million shares of Windstream exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.53-$9.80 after having opened the day at $9.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.63. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: Research in Motion ( RIMM), up 13%, Atlantic Tele-Network ( ATNI), up 12.3%, City Telecom ( CTEL), up 11.1%, and MER Telemanagement Solutions ( MTSL), up 11.1%.
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Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers business services, as well as provides broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. Windstream has a market cap of $5.66 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Windstream a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Windstream as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk.

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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