5 Stocks Raising 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 30 points (-0.2%) at 15,089 as of Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,245 issues advancing vs. 1,704 declining with 112 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that fell today was China Telecom ( CHA), up 1.84.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Tim Holding Company ( TSU) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tim Holding Company is up $0.47 (2.36) to $20.31 on average volume Thus far, 383,792 shares of Tim Holding Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 938,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.97-$20.34 after having opened the day at $19.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.84.

TIM Participacoes S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides mobile telecommunications services using digital technologies to business and individual customers in Brazil. The company offers mobile, fixed and long distance telephony, data transmission and Internet services. Tim Holding Company has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Tim Holding Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tim Holding Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Tim Holding Company Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil S.A ( VIV) is up $0.27 (1.04) to $26.34 on light volume Thus far, 391,485 shares of Telefonica Brasil S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.08-$26.39 after having opened the day at $26.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.07.

Telefonica Brasil S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in Brazil. Telefonica Brasil S.A has a market cap of $29.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Telefonica Brasil S.A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica Brasil S.A 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Telefonica Brasil S.A Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, SK Telecom ( SKM) is up $0.73 (3.38) to $22.34 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of SK Telecom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.16-$22.39 after having opened the day at $22.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.61.

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. provides wireless telecommunications services principally in Korea. SK Telecom has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate SK Telecom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SK Telecom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full SK Telecom Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Nokia Oyj ( NOK) is up $0.23 (6.28) to $3.89 on heavy volume Thus far, 32.5 million shares of Nokia Oyj exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 39.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.77-$3.89 after having opened the day at $3.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.66.

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 $13.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Nokia Oyj a buy, 7 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nokia Oyj as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nokia Oyj Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Qualcomm ( QCOM) is up $0.36 (0.55) to $65.00 on light volume Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Qualcomm exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.18-$65.07 after having opened the day at $64.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.64.

QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital telecommunications products and services. It operates in four segments: QCT, QTL, QWI, and QSI. Qualcomm has a market cap of $110.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 27 analysts that rate Qualcomm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Qualcomm as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Qualcomm Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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