Nokia Oyj (NOK): Today's Favorite Telecommunications Gainer

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Nokia Oyj ( NOK) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.6%. By the end of trading, Nokia Oyj rose 14 cents (4.1%) to $3.58 on average volume. Throughout the day, 56.6 million shares of Nokia Oyj exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 46.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.43-$3.63 after having opened the day at $3.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.44. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: Voltari ( VLTC), up 23.9%, Elephant Talk Communications ( ETAK), up 11.2%, Parametric Sound ( PAMT), up 10%, and Ambient Corporation ( AMBT), up 6.5%.
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Nokia Corporation operates as a mobile communications company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Devices & Services, HERE, and Nokia Siemens Networks. Nokia Oyj has a market cap of $12.47 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Nokia Oyj a buy, nine analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nokia Oyj as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Zoom Technologies ( ZOOM), down 21.1%, Wireless Telecom Group ( WTT), down 13.5%, Premiere Global Services ( PGI), down 8.8%, and NTS ( NTS), down 8.6%, were all laggards within the telecommunications industry with Verizon Communications ( VZ) 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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