One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 23 points (0.1%) at 17,236 as of Monday, March 14, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,114 issues advancing vs. 1,808 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Equinix ( EQIX), down 1.8%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI.A), down 1.6%, Telecom Italia SpA ( TI), down 1.6%, NTT DOCOMO ( DCM), down 1.4% and America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), down 1.4%.

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 $2.14 (5.8%) to $39.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 94,021 shares of Philippine Long Distance Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 99,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.01-$40.22 after having opened the day at $39.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.96.

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Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company provides telecommunications services in the Philippines. Philippine Long Distance Telephone has a market cap of $24.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 13.5% 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, China Unicom (Hong Kong ( CHU) is up $0.20 (1.7%) to $12.12 on light volume. Thus far, 105,485 shares of China Unicom (Hong Kong exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 431,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.98-$12.12 after having opened the day at $11.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.92.

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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 $27.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full China Unicom (Hong Kong Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk ( TLK) is up $0.54 (1.0%) to $53.18 on light volume. Thus far, 45,595 shares of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 210,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.69-$53.50 after having opened the day at $52.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.64.

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PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk engages in telecommunications, information, and media and edutainment businesses worldwide. PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk has a market cap of $25.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PT 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 PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk 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).