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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 305 points (1.8%) at 17,666 as of Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,499 issues advancing vs. 614 declining with 98 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry as a whole closed the day up 2.4% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.4%. Top gainers within the Telecommunications industry included Nortel Inversora ( NTL), up 2.0%, Internet Gold Golden Lines ( IGLD), up 13.9%, B Communications ( BCOM), up 17.2%, WPCS International ( WPCS), up 7.0% and RRSat Global Communications Network ( RRST), up 1.7%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

B Communications ( BCOM) is one of the companies that pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today. B Communications was up $2.42 (17.2%) to $16.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,414 shares of B Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.71-$16.81 after having opened the day at $15.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.08.

B Communications Ltd. provides various communications services in Israel. B Communications has a market cap of $430.7 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate B Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates B Communications as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BCOM go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 5940.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $3.98 million to -$232.70 million.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 15.80 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, BCOM maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.82, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry and the overall market, B COMMUNICATIONS LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • BCOM, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 2.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 27.2%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • B COMMUNICATIONS LTD has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, B COMMUNICATIONS LTD increased its bottom line by earning $1.26 versus $0.41 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: B Communications Ratings Report

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At the close, Internet Gold Golden Lines ( IGLD) was up $0.59 (13.9%) to $4.84 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,881 shares of Internet Gold Golden Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.43-$4.98 after having opened the day at $4.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.25.

Internet Gold Golden Lines has a market cap of $77.8 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 40.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Nortel Inversora ( NTL) was another company that pushed the Telecommunications industry higher today. Nortel Inversora was up $0.42 (2.0%) to $21.13 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,234 shares of Nortel Inversora exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.72-$21.34 after having opened the day at $20.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.71.

Nortel Inversora S.A., through its subsidiary, Telecom Argentina S.A., provides fixed-line public and mobile telecommunication services. It operates through three segments: Fixed Services, Personal Mobile Services, and Nucleo Mobile Services. Nortel Inversora has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Nortel Inversora a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nortel Inversora 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on NTL go as follows:

  • NTL's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.04 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.80 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • NTL, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 2.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.9%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has significantly decreased by 29.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $71.82 million to $50.61 million.
  • The gross profit margin for NORTEL INVERSORA SA is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 34.52%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $182.50 million or 31.82% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, NORTEL INVERSORA SA has marginally lower results.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Nortel Inversora Ratings Report

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