3. As of noon trading, Telefonica ( TEF) is down $0.11 (-0.7%) to $15.53 on light volume. Thus far, 249,830 shares of Telefonica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.50-$15.60 after having opened the day at $15.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.64.

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 $70.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Telefonica a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year 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 Telefonica Ratings Report now.

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