Today's Top Performers In Telecommunications

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 15,006 as of Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,611 issues advancing vs. 1,325 declining with 103 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include China Telecom ( CHA), up 1.7%, NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), up 1.5% and American Tower ( AMT), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 2.4%, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK), down 1.9% and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 1.1%.

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

5. TELUS ( TU) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, TELUS is up $0.82 (2.8%) to $30.49 on heavy volume. Thus far, 209,155 shares of TELUS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 189,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.32-$30.79 after having opened the day at $29.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.67.

TELUS Corporation provides telecommunications products and services primarily in Canada. Its telecommunications products and services include wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, and television. The company operates through two segments, Wireless and Wireline. TELUS has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate TELUS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TELUS as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full TELUS Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Rogers Communications ( RCI) is up $0.84 (2.1%) to $40.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 567,585 shares of Rogers Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 523,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.05-$40.23 after having opened the day at $39.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.28.

Rogers Communications Inc. operates as a communications and media company in Canada. The company's Wireless segment offers voice and high-speed data services, as well mobile devices and accessories. It markets its products and services under the Rogers, Fido, and chatr brands. Rogers Communications has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Rogers Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rogers Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Rogers Communications Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CenturyLink ( CTL) is up $0.51 (1.4%) to $35.66 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of CenturyLink exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.01-$35.73 after having opened the day at $35.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.15.

CenturyLink, Inc. operates as an integrated telecommunications company in the United States. CenturyLink has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate CenturyLink a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CenturyLink as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full CenturyLink Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Verizon Communications ( VZ) is up $0.43 (0.8%) to $50.79 on light volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Verizon Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.19-$51.04 after having opened the day at $50.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.36.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Verizon Communications has a market cap of $149.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 127.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Verizon Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Verizon Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Verizon Communications Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AT&T ( T) is up $0.25 (0.7%) to $35.55 on light volume. Thus far, 8.5 million shares of AT&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.15-$35.80 after having opened the day at $35.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.30.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services to consumers, businesses, and other providers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other. AT&T has a market cap of $190.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate AT&T a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 20 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AT&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full AT&T 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).

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