3 Stocks Raising The Telecommunications Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 64 points (0.4%) at 14,866 as of Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,808 issues advancing vs. 1,100 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 5.6%, Telecom Italia SpA ADR ( TI.A), up 3.9%, BT Group ( BT), up 1.5% and Siemens ( SI), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include China Telecom ( CHA), down 1.75, Telefonica Brasil S.A ( VIV), down 1.18 and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX), down 0.64.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. NTT DoCoMo ( DCM) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, NTT DoCoMo is up $0.52 (3.41) to $15.60 on average volume Thus far, 161,526 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 406,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.56-$15.63 after having opened the day at $15.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.09.

NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile telephone services over its long term evolution and W-CDMA networks. NTT DoCoMo has a market cap of $62.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates NTT DoCoMo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full NTT DoCoMo Ratings Report now.

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