All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 88 points (0.5%) at 17,013 as of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,733 issues advancing vs. 1,240 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), up 3.3%, and Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 2.9%.

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

3. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk is up $1.28 (3.3%) to $39.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 165,355 shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 175,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.02-$39.91 after having opened the day at $39.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.50.

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PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk engages in telecommunications, information, and media and edutainment businesses worldwide. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk 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, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BT Group ( BT) is up $1.42 (2.2%) to $66.14 on average volume. Thus far, 47,541 shares of BT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 123,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.48-$66.17 after having opened the day at $65.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.72.

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BT Group plc provides communications services worldwide. BT Group has a market cap of $54.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate BT Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BT Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full BT Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is up $1.01 (2.9%) to $36.17 on light volume. Thus far, 100,434 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 323,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.08-$36.31 after having opened the day at $36.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.16.

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services, telecommunications equipment, and system integration and other telecommunications-related services in Japan. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a market cap of $75.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 37.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 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, attractive valuation levels 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 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 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).