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5 Diversified Telecommunication Services Stocks to Sell Now

NTT, LVLT, HTCO, WIN, TI slump in weekly rankings


This week, the ratings of five Diversified Telecommunication Services stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NYSE:NTT) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Nippon Telegraph & Telephone provides a variety of telecommunication services, including telephone, telegraph, leased circuits, data communication, terminal equipment sales, and related services. To get an in-depth look at NTT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NTT stock.

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Level 3 is an integrated communications network company that provides Internet Protocol and data services, content distribution services, colocation services, and softswitch and voice services. The stock also gets an F in Equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LVLT stock.

This is a rough week for Hickory Tech (NASDAQ:HTCO). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Hickory Tech is a diversified communications company that offers a full array of telecommunications products and services to business and residential customers. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. For a full analysis of HTCO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Windstream is a company that provides communications and technology solutions, including high-speed Internet access, digital television services, and voice services. The stock also gets an F in Margin Growth. As of Oct. 3, 2012, 11.1% of outstanding Windstream shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 32.90. Over the last month, shares of the company are down 0.1%, worse than the Nasdaq’s 1.7% increase for the same time period. To get an in-depth look at WIN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WIN stock.

Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to a F rating. Telecom Italia SPA is engaged in communications, particularly in fixed and mobile national and international telecommunications, television and office products. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TI stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.

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