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%. 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%. 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%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 5. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is down $0.14 (-0.5%) to $25.90 on light volume. Thus far, 70,610 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 465,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.89-$26.02 after having opened the day at $25.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.04. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services, telecommunications equipment, and system integration and other telecommunications-related services in Japan. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a market cap of $61.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 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, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins 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 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.