3 Stocks Raising The Telecommunications Industry Higher

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 78 points (-0.5%) at 16,015 as of Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 648 issues advancing vs. 2,316 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 3.8%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 3.0%, America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), down 1.4% and NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), down 0.7%.

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

3. Philippine Long Distance Telephone ( PHI) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Philippine Long Distance Telephone is up $0.51 (1.2%) to $42.98 on average volume. Thus far, 39,098 shares of Philippine Long Distance Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 100,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.41-$42.99 after having opened the day at $42.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.47.

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Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company provides telecommunications services in the Philippines. Philippine Long Distance Telephone has a market cap of $27.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who 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, T-Mobile US ( TMUS) is up $0.77 (2.0%) to $38.62 on light volume. Thus far, 792,333 shares of T-Mobile US exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.50-$38.63 after having opened the day at $37.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.85.

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T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. T-Mobile US has a market cap of $30.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate T-Mobile US a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates T-Mobile US as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full T-Mobile US Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Verizon Communications ( VZ) is up $0.54 (1.2%) to $47.58 on average volume. Thus far, 7.4 million shares of Verizon Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.54-$47.64 after having opened the day at $47.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.04.

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Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. Verizon Communications has a market cap of $186.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Verizon Communications a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Verizon Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Verizon Communications 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).

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