Telecommunications Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include American Tower ( AMT), up 2.6%, Qualcomm ( QCOM), up 1.6%, NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), up 1.1%, BT Group ( BT), up 1.0% and Siemens ( SI), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nokia Oyj ( NOK), down 2.4%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 2.0% and Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 2.0%.

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

5. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is up $0.24 (0.9%) to $26.06 on light volume. Thus far, 56,990 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 432,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.96-$26.10 after having opened the day at $25.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.82.

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 $61.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, increase in stock price during the past year, 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.

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