Siemens AG (SI): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

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Siemens ( SI) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Siemens rose $1.51 (1.5%) to $103.08 on average volume. Throughout the day, 284,329 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 349,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $102.42-$103.42 after having opened the day at $102.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.57. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: Novatel Wireless ( NVTL), up 8.2%, Alcatel-Lucent ( ALU), up 6.1%, Ceragon Networks ( CRNT), up 5.4% and Iteris ( ITI), up 5.0%.
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Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $84.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Voltari ( VLTC), down 24.6%, WPCS International ( WPCS), down 15.1%, Optical Cable Corporation ( OCC), down 7.0% and Net Element International ( NETE), down 6.3% , were all laggards within the telecommunications industry with Motorola Solutions ( MSI) being today's telecommunications industry laggard.

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