5 Stocks Pushing The Telecommunications Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 15,098 as of Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,393 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 8.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 1.2%, and NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Voltari ( VLTC), up 1517.8%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), up 2.5%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 2.0% and China Telecom ( CHA), up 0.9%.

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

5. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is down $0.48 (-1.8%) to $25.61 on light volume. Thus far, 72,686 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 372,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.59-$25.70 after having opened the day at $25.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.09.

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 $61.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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4. As of noon trading, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is down $1.39 (-3.0%) to $44.18 on light volume. Thus far, 78,926 shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 269,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.31-$44.28 after having opened the day at $43.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.57.

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 $23.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil S.A ( VIV) is down $0.35 (-1.6%) to $20.92 on average volume. Thus far, 845,259 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 $20.86-$21.27 after having opened the day at $21.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.27.

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 $24.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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2. As of noon trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) is down $0.26 (-1.3%) to $20.34 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.26-$20.73 after having opened the day at $20.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.61.

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 $78.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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 growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including 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 down $0.88 (-1.8%) to $47.66 on average volume. Thus far, 6.7 million shares of Verizon Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.66-$48.53 after having opened the day at $48.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.54.

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 $139.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. 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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