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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 60 points (0.4%) at 16,517 as of Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,859 issues advancing vs. 1,154 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), up 1.3%, LM Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC), up 1.2% and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), down 1.1%, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.0% and BT Group ( BT), down 0.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk is up $0.63 (1.6%) to $40.00 on light volume. Thus far, 66,226 shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 268,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.84-$40.19 after having opened the day at $40.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.37.

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 $95.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Level 3 Communications ( LVLT) is up $1.40 (3.6%) to $40.54 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Level 3 Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.35-$40.84 after having opened the day at $39.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.14.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Level 3 Communications has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Level 3 Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Level 3 Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Level 3 Communications Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Qualcomm ( QCOM) is up $1.00 (1.3%) to $79.86 on average volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Qualcomm exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.99-$79.95 after having opened the day at $79.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.86.

QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies. Qualcomm has a market cap of $134.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts who rate Qualcomm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Qualcomm as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Qualcomm 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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