4 Stocks Pushing The Telecommunications Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 1 points (-0.0%) at 13,971 as of Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,429 issues advancing vs. 1,408 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include BT Group ( BT), up 0.8%, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), up 0.6% and Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 2.2%, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), down 1.9%, Telefonica ( TEF), down 2.0%, NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), down 0.8% and Siemens ( SI), down 0.5%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk ( TLK) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk is up $0.52 (1.3%) to $40.60 on heavy volume Thus far, 311,037 shares of P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 193,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.39-$40.65 after having opened the day at $40.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.08.

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk and its subsidiaries provide telecommunication and network services worldwide. P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk has a market cap of $20.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Rogers Communications ( RCI) is up $1.93 (4.2%) to $47.44 on heavy volume Thus far, 616,806 shares of Rogers Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 247,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.49-$47.49 after having opened the day at $45.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.51.

Rogers Communications Inc. operates as a communications and media company in Canada. The company's Wireless segment provides retail and business voice and data wireless communications services. It operates a global system for mobile communications and general packet radio service network. Rogers Communications has a market cap of $18.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Rogers Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rogers Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Rogers Communications Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CenturyLink ( CTL) is up $0.40 (1.2%) to $32.66 on heavy volume Thus far, 20.4 million shares of CenturyLink exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.42-$33.07 after having opened the day at $32.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.27.

CenturyLink, Inc. operates as an integrated telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides local and long-distance, network access, private line, public access, broadband, data, managed hosting, colocation, wireless, and video services to consumers and businesses. CenturyLink has a market cap of $26.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate CenturyLink a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CenturyLink as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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. Get the full CenturyLink Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) is up $0.25 (1.1%) to $22.23 on average volume Thus far, 3.8 million shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.94-$22.43 after having opened the day at $22.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.98.

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 $85.0 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 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 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. Get the full America Movil S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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