Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Telecommunications Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 27 points (0.2%) at 15,548 as of Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,364 issues advancing vs. 1,544 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include China Telecom ( CHA), up 2.1%, and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 6.5%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 3.7%, Telefonica Brasil S.A ( VIV), down 2.8%, American Tower ( AMT), down 2.3% and Verizon Communications ( VZ), down 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk is up $0.65 (1.4%) to $45.65 on light volume. Thus far, 102,431 shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 274,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.50-$46.17 after having opened the day at $45.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.00.

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk provides network and telecommunication services to individual and home customers, companies, and institutions in Indonesia and internationally. It operates through four segments: Personal, Home, Corporate, and Others. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk has a market cap of $22.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 21.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Telefonica ( TEF) is up $0.08 (0.6%) to $14.19 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Telefonica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.07-$14.21 after having opened the day at $14.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.11.

Telefonica, S.A. provides fixed and mobile communication services primarily in Europe and Latin America. The company offers mobile voice, value added, mobile data and Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services, as well as mobile payment solutions. Telefonica has a market cap of $63.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Telefonica a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Telefonica Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, NeuStar ( NSR) is up $4.68 (9.0%) to $56.64 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of NeuStar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 368,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.50-$57.29 after having opened the day at $53.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.96.

NeuStar, Inc. provides technology and directory services to customers pursuant to various private commercial and government contracts worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Carrier Services, Enterprise Services, and Information Services. NeuStar has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate NeuStar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NeuStar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full NeuStar Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Siemens ( SI) is up $2.75 (2.6%) to $109.27 on heavy volume. Thus far, 417,449 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 419,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.17-$109.57 after having opened the day at $106.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.52.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $88.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Siemens Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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