3 Stocks Pulling The Telecommunications Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 86 points (-0.5%) at 16,084 as of Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,014 issues advancing vs. 1,941 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMX), down 1.1%, and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V ( AMOV), down 0.8%.

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

3. NTT DoCoMo ( DCM) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, NTT DoCoMo is down $0.24 (-1.6%) to $15.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 322,102 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 241,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.06-$15.20 after having opened the day at $15.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.34.

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 $63.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 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 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 NTT DoCoMo Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Telefonica ( TEF) is down $0.08 (-0.5%) to $15.88 on light volume. Thus far, 374,367 shares of Telefonica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.79-$15.94 after having opened the day at $15.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.96.

Telefonica, S.A. provides fixed and mobile communication services primarily in Europe and Latin America. The company offers mobile voice, mobile data and Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services. Telefonica has a market cap of $74.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Telefonica a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Telefonica Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tim Participacoes ( TSU) is down $0.50 (-2.0%) to $24.79 on average volume. Thus far, 498,610 shares of Tim Participacoes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.44-$25.23 after having opened the day at $24.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.29.

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 Participacoes has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tim Participacoes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tim Participacoes 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, expanding profit margins 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 Tim Participacoes 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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