America Movil S.A.B. De C.V. (AMX): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

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America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V rose $0.45 (2.3%) to $19.94 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6,122,125 shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,931,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.44-$19.98 after having opened the day at $19.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.49. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: Ambient Corporation ( AMBT), up 51.2%, Ciena Corporation ( CIEN), up 17.4%, JDS Uniphase Corp (CA ( JDSU), up 8.3% and Clearfield ( CLFD), up 8.0%.
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America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It offers mobile and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, long-distance services, public telephony services, and network interconnection services. America Movil S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $74.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Elephant Talk Communications ( ETAK), down 11.9%, Otelco Inc. Class A ( OTEL), down 6.5%, Sky-mobi ( MOBI), down 5.6% and Voltari ( VLTC), down 4.9%.

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