OIBR, TSU And VIV, 3 Telecommunications Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 48 points (-0.3%) at 16,332 as of Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 1:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,955 issues advancing vs. 1,088 declining with 123 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 America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), up 0.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was China Telecom ( CHA), up 1.9%.

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

3. Oi ( OIBR) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Oi is down $0.04 (-7.2%) to $0.47 on heavy volume. Thus far, 17.0 million shares of Oi exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $0.46-$0.48 after having opened the day at $0.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.51.

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Oi S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated telecommunication services for residential customers, companies, and governmental agencies in Brazil. It operates in three segments: Fixed-Line and Data Transmission Services, Mobile Services, and Other Services. Oi has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 67.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Oi a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Oi as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Oi Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tim Participacoes ( TSU) is down $1.30 (-5.3%) to $22.98 on average volume. Thus far, 517,603 shares of Tim Participacoes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.98-$23.78 after having opened the day at $23.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.28.

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TIM Participac es S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services in Brazil. The company offers mobile, fixed, and long distance telephony; data transmission; and Internet services. Tim Participacoes has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tim Participacoes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tim Participacoes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Tim Participacoes Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil ( VIV) is down $0.49 (-2.5%) to $19.50 on light volume. Thus far, 549,667 shares of Telefonica Brasil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.29-$19.69 after having opened the day at $19.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.99.

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Telefonica Brasil S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in Brazil. Telefonica Brasil has a market cap of $21.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Telefonica Brasil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica Brasil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Telefonica Brasil 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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