4 Telecommunications Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 84 points (0.6%) at 15,176 as of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,014 issues advancing vs. 928 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include China Telecom ( CHA), up 1.9%, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 1.4%, BT Group ( BT), up 1.3% and American Tower ( AMT), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nokia Oyj ( NOK), down 5.73, Portugal Telecom ( PT), down 5.14, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 2.22 and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 0.85.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS ( TKC) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is up $0.37 (2.39) to $15.82 on average volume Thus far, 184,491 shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 475,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.61-$15.86 after having opened the day at $15.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.45.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. engages in establishing and operating a global system for mobile communications network primarily in Turkey. It provides mobile voice, broadband, and other services on postpaid and prepaid basis. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Ratings Report now.

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