Ubiquiti Networks Inc (UBNT): Today's Featured Telecommunications Laggard

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Ubiquiti Networks ( UBNT) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Ubiquiti Networks fell $3.48 (-8.7%) to $36.47 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,724,604 shares of Ubiquiti Networks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 836,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $36.30-$38.10 after having opened the day at $37.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.95. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were: IDT Corporation Class B ( IDT), down 7.5%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), down 6.3%, Linktone ( LTON), down 5.5% and Towerstream Corporation ( TWER), down 4.3%.

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers a portfolio of networking products and solutions for service providers and enterprises. Ubiquiti Networks has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 229.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Ubiquiti Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ubiquiti Networks as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation.

On the positive front, eOn Communications Corporation ( EONC), up 12.3%, Elephant Talk Communications ( ETAK), up 11.3%, On Track Innovations ( OTIV), up 8.0% and Cbeyond ( CBEY), up 7.9% , were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with Verizon Communications ( VZ) being today's featured telecommunications industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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