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 67 points (0.4%) at 16,436 as of Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,992 issues advancing vs. 961 declining with 169 unchanged. The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Verizon Communications ( VZ), up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include KT Corporation ( KT), up 3.2%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), up 2.9%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 2.3%, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), up 1.0% and America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), up 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. BT Group ( BT) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, BT Group is down $1.26 (-2.0%) to $62.50 on light volume. Thus far, 44,028 shares of BT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 126,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.48-$63.06 after having opened the day at $62.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.76. BT Group plc provides communications services worldwide. The company operates through BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale, and Openreach segments. BT Group has a market cap of $52.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate BT Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates BT Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full BT Group 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.