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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 99 points (0.6%) at 16,420 as of Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,239 issues advancing vs. 808 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 3.8%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), up 2.6%, America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), up 1.7%, China Telecom ( CHA), up 0.9% and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 0.8%.

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

3. NTT DoCoMo ( DCM) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, NTT DoCoMo is down $0.08 (-0.5%) to $15.68 on average volume. Thus far, 85,883 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 198,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.66-$15.74 after having opened the day at $15.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.76.

NTT DOCOMO, Inc. provides mobile telecommunication services through its long term evolution and W-CDMA networks in Japan. NTT DoCoMo has a market cap of $65.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate NTT DoCoMo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NTT DoCoMo 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full NTT DoCoMo Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, TELUS ( TU) is down $0.38 (-1.1%) to $33.84 on average volume. Thus far, 93,563 shares of TELUS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 151,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.76-$34.07 after having opened the day at $33.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.22.

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 $21.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 TELUS Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SK Telecom ( SKM) is down $0.76 (-2.6%) to $27.90 on light volume. Thus far, 329,779 shares of SK Telecom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 982,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.73-$28.03 after having opened the day at $27.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.66.

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. provides wireless telecommunications services in Korea. SK Telecom has a market cap of $18.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate SK Telecom a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SK Telecom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full SK Telecom 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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