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 59 points (-0.3%) at 17,755 as of Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,542 issues advancing vs. 1,426 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Verizon Communications ( VZ), down 1.3%, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), down 0.9% and AT&T ( T), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), up 2.7%, Crown Castle International ( CCI), up 1.8%, China Telecom ( CHA), up 1.6%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 1.9% and American Tower ( AMT), up 1.2%.

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 $0.07 (-0.4%) to $16.75 on light volume. Thus far, 18,499 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 251,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.71-$16.80 after having opened the day at $16.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.82.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

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 $66.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full NTT DoCoMo 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.

2. As of noon trading, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS ( TKC) is down $0.59 (-3.6%) to $15.85 on heavy volume. Thus far, 645,985 shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 259,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.77-$15.97 after having opened the day at $15.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.44.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS establishes and operates a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in Turkey and regional states. It operates through three segments: Turkcell, Euroasia, and Belarusian Telecom. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 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, solid stock price performance 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 Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 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.

1. As of noon trading, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU) is down $0.17 (-1.1%) to $15.61 on light volume. Thus far, 69,838 shares of China Unicom (Hong Kong exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 343,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.58-$15.67 after having opened the day at $15.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.78.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, an investment holding company, provides cellular and fixed-line voice, broadband and other Internet-related, information communications technology, and business and data communications services in China. China Unicom (Hong Kong has a market cap of $37.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate China Unicom (Hong Kong a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Unicom (Hong Kong as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's revenue growth has not been good. Get the full China Unicom (Hong Kong 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.

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).

null