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December 15, 2011 at 07:30 AM EST
10 Telecom Stocks Getting Poor Reception
Even amid such a burgeoning digital landscape, the telecom industry has its losers, including household names such as Sprint (S).

It is nearly impossible to walk around your city or town without bumping into someone who already is connected to millions of others through a wireless device. Cell phones, Wi-Fi and 4G are all now part of the everyday lexicon of the average citizen. Still, amid such a burgeoning digital landscape, some companies are failing to succeed in this industry as others have. Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), being the prime example of this, has show that competition and sheer numbers can put a damper on even the most technologically astute digerati.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve got 10 telecommunications stocks getting poor reception.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or an “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or a “strong sell.”

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) provides a variety of services to its customers including voice, Internet, data and video. CTL stock has plunged nearly 23% since Jan. 1. CTL stock gets an “F” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, a “D” for earnings momentum, a “D” for the company’s ability to exceed consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader too. For more information, view my complete analysis of CTL stock.

Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR) provides communications services primarily to rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities. FTR stock has lost almost half its value in 2011. FTR gets an “F” for sales growth, a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for the company’s ability to exceed consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, a “D” for cash flow and a “D” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of FTR stock.

MetroPCS Communications (NYSE:PCS) is a subscriber-based, wireless telecommunications company in the U.S. PCS has slid nearly 35% year-to-date. PCS gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth, an “F” for the company’s ability to exceed consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a D for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of PCS stock.

Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT) is a Russian telecommunications company whose stock has tumbled 31% in the past 12 months. MBT stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth, a “D” for earning momentum, a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased during the past month and a “D” for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of MBT stock.

NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) provides wireless communication services under the Nextel brand. Since the start of 2011, NIHD has badly underperformed to the tune of a 56% drop. NIHD stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum and an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NIHD stock.


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