All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 147 points (0.8%) at 17,675 as of Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,002 issues advancing vs. 966 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), up 1.5%, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), up 1.1%, American Tower ( AMT), up 1.0%, NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), up 1.0% and BT Group ( BT), up 0.7%.

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

3. Philippine Long Distance Telephone ( PHI) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Philippine Long Distance Telephone is down $0.34 (-0.8%) to $43.05 on heavy volume. Thus far, 99,210 shares of Philippine Long Distance Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 95,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.04-$44.08 after having opened the day at $44.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.39.

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Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company provides telecommunications services in the Philippines. Philippine Long Distance Telephone has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 31.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Philippine Long Distance Telephone a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Philippine Long Distance Telephone as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Philippine Long Distance Telephone Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SK Telecom ( SKM) is down $0.91 (-4.2%) to $20.65 on average volume. Thus far, 280,290 shares of SK Telecom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 515,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.55-$21.00 after having opened the day at $21.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.56.

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SK Telecom Co., Ltd. provides wireless telecommunications services in Korea. SK Telecom has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 20.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates SK Telecom a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SK Telecom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full SK Telecom Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Telefonica Brasil ( VIV) is down $0.13 (-1.4%) to $9.38 on light volume. Thus far, 510,944 shares of Telefonica Brasil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.38-$9.60 after having opened the day at $9.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.51.

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Telefonica Brasil S.A. Telefonica Brasil has a market cap of $16.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 46.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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).