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. One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 16,759 as of Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,419 issues advancing vs. 1,541 declining with 179 unchanged. The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was tw telecom inc ( TWTC), up 6.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Level 3 Communications ( LVLT), down 5.7%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 3.7%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 3.5%, VimpelCom ( VIP), down 2.2% and BT Group ( BT), down 2.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. TELUS ( TU) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, TELUS is up $0.38 (1.0%) to $38.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 113,376 shares of TELUS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 130,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.01-$38.51 after having opened the day at $38.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.12. TELUS Corporation provides a range of telecommunications services and products in Canada. The company operates through two segments, Wireless and Wireline. TELUS has a market cap of $23.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate TELUS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates TELUS as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full TELUS Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.