All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 16,426 as of Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,380 issues advancing vs. 1,516 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), up 3.7%.

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

3. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry lower today. As of noon trading, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk is down $0.68 (-1.4%) to $49.64 on light volume. Thus far, 59,421 shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 221,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.57-$50.08 after having opened the day at $50.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.33.

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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 $25.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 13.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is down $0.66 (-1.5%) to $42.64 on light volume. Thus far, 101,179 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 394,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.62-$42.85 after having opened the day at $42.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.30.

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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 and internationally. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a market cap of $88.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Telefonica ( TEF) is down $0.12 (-1.2%) to $10.44 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Telefonica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.36-$10.55 after having opened the day at $10.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.56.

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Telefonica, S.A. provides fixed and mobile communication services primarily in Europe and Latin America. The company offers mobile voice, value added, mobile data and Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services. Telefonica has a market cap of $49.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Telefonica a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Telefonica as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Telefonica 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).