3 Telecommunications Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,467 as of Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,986 issues advancing vs. 913 declining with 127 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Qualcomm ( QCOM), up 1.1%, Siemens ( SI), up 0.7% and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Tower ( AMT), down 1.4%, BT Group ( BT), down 0.9% and NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), down 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is up $0.20 (0.8%) to $26.06 on average volume. Thus far, 256,784 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 398,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.92-$26.14 after having opened the day at $25.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.86.

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 $63.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 23.0% 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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2. As of noon trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) is up $0.14 (0.7%) to $21.03 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.67-$21.14 after having opened the day at $20.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.89.

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It offers mobile and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, long-distance services, public telephony services, and network interconnection services. America Movil S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $81.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full America Movil S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Verizon Communications ( VZ) is up $0.65 (1.3%) to $50.93 on light volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Verizon Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.62-$51.26 after having opened the day at $50.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.28.

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 $148.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Verizon Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 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 growth in earnings per share. 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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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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