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

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America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V rose 42 cents (2.3%) to $18.89 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 14.9 million shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $18.78-$18.99 after having opened the day at $18.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.47. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: WPCS International ( WPCS), up 14.2%, Technical Communications ( TCCO), up 5.8%, Net Element International ( NETE), up 5.2%, and UTStarcom Holdings ( UTSI), up 5%.
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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 $70.81 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are three analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, MER Telemanagement Solutions ( MTSL), down 36.2%, Towerstream Corporation ( TWER), down 10.7%, Novatel Wireless ( NVTL), down 7%, and DSP Group ( DSPG), down 5.6%, 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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