America Movil S.A.B. De C.V. (AMX): Today's Featured Telecommunications Laggard

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America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX) pushed the Telecommunications industry lower today making it today's featured Telecommunications laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V fell $0.30 (-1.4%) to $21.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,408,374 shares of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,660,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $21.07-$22.00 after having opened the day at $21.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.49. Other companies within the Telecommunications industry that declined today were: xG Technology ( XGTI), down 8.5%, Elephant Talk Communications ( ETAK), down 6.7%, Viasat ( VSAT), down 6.7% and Cyan ( CYNI), down 6.2%.

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 $75.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate America Movil S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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 notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, eOn Communications Corporation ( EONC), up 20.1%, Parametric Sound ( PAMT), up 11.9%, EXFO ( EXFO), up 7.1% and Aware ( AWRE), up 7.0% , were all gainers within the telecommunications industry with CenturyLink ( CTL) being today's featured telecommunications industry leader.

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