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 30 points (0.2%) at 16,949 as of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,346 issues advancing vs. 1,589 declining with 185 unchanged. The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nortel Inversora ( NTL), down 8.1%, and American Tower ( AMT), down 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Telefonica Brasil ( VIV) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil is up $0.33 (1.8%) to $19.14 on light volume. Thus far, 384,797 shares of Telefonica Brasil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.79-$19.14 after having opened the day at $18.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.81. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Telefonica Brasil S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in Brazil. Telefonica Brasil has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Telefonica Brasil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica Brasil as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Telefonica Brasil 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.