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. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 17,605 as of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,473 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 167 unchanged. The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include VimpelCom ( VIP), up 1.7%, and China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include America Movil SAB de CV ( AMX), down 2.2%, and NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), down 1.0%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Qualcomm ( QCOM) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Qualcomm is up $0.75 (1.1%) to $70.39 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Qualcomm exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.28-$70.45 after having opened the day at $69.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.64. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies. Qualcomm has a market cap of $115.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Qualcomm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Qualcomm as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Qualcomm 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.