3 Telecommunications Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,105 as of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,162 issues advancing vs. 1,797 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), down 2.6%, and Verizon Communications ( VZ), down 0.6%.

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

3. T-Mobile US ( TMUS) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, T-Mobile US is down $0.48 (-1.6%) to $28.50 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of T-Mobile US exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.37-$29.07 after having opened the day at $29.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.98.

T-Mobile US, Inc. provides mobile communications services under the T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and GoSmart brands in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It offers postpaid and prepaid wireless voice, messaging and data services, and wholesale wireless services. T-Mobile US has a market cap of $24.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 13.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate T-Mobile US a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates T-Mobile US as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full T-Mobile US Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, America Movil SAB de CV ( AMX) is down $0.54 (-2.1%) to $25.30 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of America Movil SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.16-$25.88 after having opened the day at $25.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.85.

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 $91.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates America Movil SAB de CV a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates America Movil SAB de CV as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full America Movil SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AT&T ( T) is down $0.22 (-0.6%) to $35.28 on average volume. Thus far, 8.1 million shares of AT&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.27-$35.51 after having opened the day at $35.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.50.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services to consumers and businesses in the United States and internationally. AT&T has a market cap of $183.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate AT&T a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AT&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full AT&T 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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