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5 Phone Companies With a Bad Signal

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Aside from one company, my list of wireless telecommunication stocks to stay away from looks the same as it did earlier this month. Yes, this industry is highly competitive and successful companies require large amounts of infrastructure  and political pull to get enough bandwidth to satisfy a growing consumer base. While some of these stocks have improved, others are either flat our have gotten worse.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Keep a concerned eye on these five wireless telecom stocks.

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

America Movil (NYSE:AMX) is a provider of wireless communications services in Latin America. In the past year, AMX stock has dipped 18%, compared to a gain of 6% for the Dow Jones. AMX stock gets an “F” for sales growth, a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, a “D” for earnings momentum and a “D” 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 AMX stock.

MetroPCS Communications (NYSE:PCS) is a subscriber based wireless telecommunications provider in the U.S. The company was doing well during the first half of last year, but slipped along with the rest of the market and hasn’t recovered in my book. PCS is down 32% in the past year. PCS stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth, an “F” for its ability to exceed the 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 telecommunications company based in Russia. MBT has posted a significant loss of nearly 13% in the past year. MBT stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth, a “D” for earnings momentum and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of MBT stock.

NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) provides wireless communication services under the Nextel brand. A loss of 52% in the last year has warranted NIHD a spot on this list. 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.

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) offers wireless and wireline communications products and services to a variety of customers. S stock has posted the biggest loss on this list, down 53% in the last year. S stock gets a “D” for sales growth, a “D” for cash flow and an “F” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of S stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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