All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 16,609 as of Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,471 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU), down 1.9%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 1.6%, China Telecom ( CHA), down 1.2%, America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), down 1.1% and Telefonica ( TEF), down 0.8%.

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

3. NTT DoCoMo ( DCM) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, NTT DoCoMo is up $0.28 (1.4%) to $21.04 on average volume. Thus far, 68,085 shares of NTT DoCoMo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 136,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.93-$21.06 after having opened the day at $20.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.76.

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NTT DOCOMO, INC. provides mobile communications services in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Telecommunications Business, Smart Life Business, and Other Businesses. NTT DoCoMo has a market cap of $82.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 42.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate NTT DoCoMo a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full NTT DoCoMo Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chunghwa Telecom ( CHT) is up $0.48 (1.6%) to $30.38 on average volume. Thus far, 79,214 shares of Chunghwa Telecom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 184,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.17-$30.42 after having opened the day at $30.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.90.

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Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. provides telecommunication services primarily in Taiwan. The company's Domestic Fixed Communications Business segment provides local telephone services, domestic long distance telephone services, broadband access, and related services. Chunghwa Telecom has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Chunghwa Telecom a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chunghwa Telecom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chunghwa Telecom Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, VimpelCom ( VIP) is up $0.13 (2.8%) to $4.77 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of VimpelCom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.52-$4.79 after having opened the day at $4.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.64.

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VimpelCom Ltd. provides telecommunications services in Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. VimpelCom has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate VimpelCom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VimpelCom as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full VimpelCom 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).