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

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America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V fell $2.50 (-10.1%) to $22.35 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 29.9 million shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $22.16-$23.10 after having opened the day at $22.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.85. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were: Alteva ( ALTV), down 13.6%, Warwick Valley Telephone Company ( WVT), down 13.6%, Polycom ( PLCM), down 11.5%, and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 10.2%.
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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 $95.15 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, one analyst rates 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 robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front, Vonage Holdings Corporation ( VG), up 12%, Elephant Talk Communications ( ETAK), up 10.4%, Motricity ( MOTR), up 10.1%, and DragonWave ( DRWI), up 5.5%, were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with Ciena Corporation ( CIEN) being today's featured telecommunications industry leader.

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