All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 163 points (-0.9%) at 17,539 as of Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 691 issues advancing vs. 2,260 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. A company within the industry that increased today was T-Mobile US ( TMUS), up 1.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), up 1.3%.

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

3. China Telecom ( CHA) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, China Telecom is up $1.08 (2.1%) to $52.07 on light volume. Thus far, 13,092 shares of China Telecom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 52,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.90-$52.31 after having opened the day at $51.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.99.

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China Telecom Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides wireline and mobile telecommunications services primarily in the People's Republic of China. China Telecom has a market cap of $41.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate China Telecom a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Telecom as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full China Telecom Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU) is up $0.42 (3.4%) to $12.89 on light volume. Thus far, 168,673 shares of China Unicom (Hong Kong exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 624,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.89-$12.97 after having opened the day at $12.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.47.

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China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, an investment holding company, provides telecommunications services in the People's Republic of China. China Unicom (Hong Kong has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate China Unicom (Hong Kong a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full China Unicom (Hong Kong Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, BT Group ( BT) is up $1.04 (1.4%) to $73.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 113,316 shares of BT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 120,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.92-$73.41 after having opened the day at $73.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.22.

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BT Group plc provides communications services worldwide. BT Group has a market cap of $58.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 16.5% 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. 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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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).