3 Stocks Dragging In The Telecommunications Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 15,601 as of Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,233 issues advancing vs. 1,686 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 8.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 2.6%, and Qualcomm ( QCOM), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Voltari ( VLTC), up 1539.7%, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 0.8%, BCE ( BCE), up 0.7% and NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), up 0.6%.

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

3. China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, China Unicom (Hong Kong is down $0.24 (-1.6%) to $14.45 on average volume. Thus far, 180,836 shares of China Unicom (Hong Kong exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 481,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.44-$14.62 after having opened the day at $14.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.69.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the provision of cellular, fixed line, and broadband services in China. China Unicom (Hong Kong has a market cap of $34.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate China Unicom (Hong Kong a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Unicom (Hong Kong as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full China Unicom (Hong Kong Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is down $0.84 (-1.8%) to $45.62 on light volume. Thus far, 54,948 shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 276,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.57-$46.36 after having opened the day at $46.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.46.

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 $23.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 25.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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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1. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil S.A ( VIV) is down $0.27 (-1.2%) to $21.39 on light volume. Thus far, 386,973 shares of Telefonica Brasil S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.32-$21.50 after having opened the day at $21.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.66.

Telefonica Brasil S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in Brazil. Telefonica Brasil S.A has a market cap of $23.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Telefonica Brasil S.A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica Brasil S.A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Telefonica Brasil S.A Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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