5 Telecommunications Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 15,424 as of Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,875 issues advancing vs. 1,030 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include China Telecom ( CHA), down 1.8%, and Verizon Communications ( VZ), down 1.3%.

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

5. NTT DoCoMo ( DCM) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, NTT DoCoMo is up $0.26 (1.6%) to $16.60 on light volume. Thus far, 78,520 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 263,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.53-$16.63 after having opened the day at $16.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.35.

NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile telecommunication services over its long term evolution and W-CDMA networks in Japan. NTT DoCoMo has a market cap of $67.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate NTT DoCoMo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NTT DoCoMo 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full NTT DoCoMo Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is up $0.22 (0.8%) to $26.79 on light volume. Thus far, 61,637 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 277,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.53-$26.80 after having opened the day at $26.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.57.

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 $61.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 26.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Tim Holding Company ( TSU) is up $1.59 (6.9%) to $24.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Tim Holding Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 976,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.31-$24.86 after having opened the day at $24.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.13.

TIM Participac es S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides mobile telecommunications services using digital technologies to business and individual customers in Brazil. The company offers mobile, fixed and long distance telephony, and data transmission and Internet services. Tim Holding Company has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tim Holding Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tim Holding Company 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, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Tim Holding Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil S.A ( VIV) is up $0.96 (4.3%) to $23.51 on average volume. Thus far, 799,307 shares of Telefonica Brasil S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.80-$23.51 after having opened the day at $22.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.55.

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 $25.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 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, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. 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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1. As of noon trading, Siemens ( SI) is up $0.62 (0.5%) to $121.48 on light volume. Thus far, 106,218 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 405,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $120.56-$121.48 after having opened the day at $120.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.86.

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 $102.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Siemens 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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