Research In Motion Ltd (BBRY): Today's Featured Telecommunications Laggard

Research in Motion ( BBRY) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Research in Motion fell $0.10 (-1.0%) to $9.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 19,127,954 shares of Research in Motion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27,104,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $9.50-$9.88 after having opened the day at $9.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.65. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were: Alvarion ( ALVR), down 6.0%, RIT Technologies ( RITT), down 5.6%, NII Holdings ( NIHD), down 5.3% and DragonWave ( DRWI), down 5.3%.

Research In Motion Limited, doing business as BlackBerry, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of wireless solutions worldwide. Research in Motion has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Research in Motion a buy, 17 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Research in Motion as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Maxcom Telecomunicaciones S.A.B. de C.V ( MXT), up 15.6%, Glowpoint ( GLOW), up 7.3%, SK Telecom ( SKM), up 6.9% and B Communications ( BCOM), up 6.5% , were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with Nokia Oyj ( NOK) being today's featured telecommunications industry leader.

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