TLK, ERIC And AMX, Pushing Telecommunications Industry Downward

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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. 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%. A company within the industry that increased today was tw telecom inc ( TWTC), up 6.6%.

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

3. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk is down $0.31 (-0.8%) to $40.76 on light volume. Thus far, 63,622 shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 234,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.55-$40.83 after having opened the day at $40.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.07.

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk provides network and telecommunication services to individual and home customers, companies, and institutions in worldwide. It operates through four segments: Personal, Home, Corporate, and Others. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk has a market cap of $105.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that 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 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, LM Ericsson Telephone Company ( ERIC) is down $0.10 (-0.8%) to $12.11 on light volume. Thus far, 693,994 shares of LM Ericsson Telephone Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.09-$12.17 after having opened the day at $12.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.21.

Ericsson provides telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators worldwide. It operates through four segments: Networks, Global Services, Support Solutions, and Modems. LM Ericsson Telephone Company has a market cap of $40.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate LM Ericsson Telephone Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LM Ericsson Telephone Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full LM Ericsson Telephone Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, America Movil SAB de CV ( AMX) is down $0.24 (-1.2%) to $19.74 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of America Movil SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.68-$19.99 after having opened the day at $19.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.98.

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. America Movil SAB de CV has a market cap of $71.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates America Movil SAB de CV a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil SAB de CV as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full America Movil SAB de CV 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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