One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,123 as of Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,692 issues advancing vs. 1,244 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Telefonica ( TEF), down 1.9%, and America Movil SAB de CV ( AMX), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Qualcomm ( QCOM), up 1.7%, NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), up 1.5% and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 1.3%.

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

3. China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, China Unicom (Hong Kong is down $0.18 (-1.5%) to $12.13 on light volume. Thus far, 151,468 shares of China Unicom (Hong Kong exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 599,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.12-$12.33 after having opened the day at $12.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.31.

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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 $29.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that 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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2. As of noon trading, BT Group ( BT) is down $0.20 (-0.6%) to $33.82 on average volume. Thus far, 95,004 shares of BT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 230,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.80-$34.35 after having opened the day at $34.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.02.

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BT Group plc provides communications services worldwide. BT Group has a market cap of $58.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 45.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate BT Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. 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, Telefonica Brasil ( VIV) is down $0.30 (-3.1%) to $9.16 on light volume. Thus far, 850,255 shares of Telefonica Brasil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.12-$9.52 after having opened the day at $9.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.46.

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Telefonica Brasil S.A. Telefonica Brasil has a market cap of $16.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 46.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Telefonica Brasil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica Brasil as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Telefonica Brasil 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).