Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 16,756 as of Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,558 issues advancing vs. 1,369 declining with 183 unchanged. The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include LM Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC), down 1.0%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 0.8% and Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. VimpelCom ( VIP) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, VimpelCom is down $0.37 (-4.2%) to $8.41 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of VimpelCom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.41-$8.73 after having opened the day at $8.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.78. VimpelCom Ltd., a telecommunications service operator, provides voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies. It operates in five segments: Russia, Italy, Africa & Asia, Ukraine, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. VimpelCom has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 32.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate VimpelCom a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates VimpelCom as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full VimpelCom Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.