Windstream Corp (WIN): Today's Featured Telecommunications Winner

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Windstream ( WIN) pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today making it today's featured telecommunications winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Windstream rose $0.12 (1.5%) to $8.09 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,274,778 shares of Windstream exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,051,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $8.00-$8.12 after having opened the day at $8.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.97. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that increased today were: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS ( TKC), up 8.9%, Neutral Tandem Inc (doing business as Intel ( IQNT), up 6.4%, Vocera Communications ( VCRA), up 5.3% and Alteva ( ALTV), up 3.6%.
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Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers managed services and cloud computing services to businesses, as well as broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. Windstream has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Windstream a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Windstream as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Zoom Technologies ( ZOOM), down 7.5%, Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de C.V ( MXT), down 7.2%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), down 6.8% and Optical Cable Corporation ( OCC), down 6.7% , were all laggards within the telecommunications industry with BCE ( BCE) 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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