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Best Performing Telecom Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
Telecom, or Telecommunications, is the infrastructure and the circumventing services which facilitate the exchange of information which can be in the form of voice, data and other media content like video and audio. A network of telecommunication comprises of various number of transmitters, receivers, and communications channels which are used to send and receive messages among one another. Hundreds of companies across the globe are involved in various aspects of telecom communication, which allow one to gain seamless access to the Internet, cable TV, phone calls and other forms of communications. The companies in the telecom sector operate by offering telecom carrier services like (AT&T and Verizon), building and developing telecom hardware equipment ((like Cisco), providing firmware and software that operates the telecom infrastrucutre and various devices (like Qualcomm), and others which are involved in associated services, like telecom tower operating and maintenance companies, and those involved in related functions. The specialized sub-sector of telecom is categorized within the larger Technology sector
Among the big array of Telecom stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Telecom stocks?
This article provides a list of Telecom stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Telecom stocks between the end of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Telecom stocks are listed below.
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Top Telecom Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Telecom sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) HC2 Holdings, Inc. (HCHC) 2) Pareteum Corporation (TEUM) 3) Sprint Corporation (S) 4) Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (CNSL) 5) Cellcom Israel, Ltd. (CEL)
 6) Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) 7) Calix, Inc (CALX) 8) Boingo Wireless, Inc. (WIFI) 9) T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) 10) Cincinnati Bell Inc (CBB)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 117 Telecom stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Telecom ETFs.

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Performance of Top Telecom Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

HC2

HC2 Holdings, Inc., incorporated on February 4, 1994, is a holding company. The Company operates through seven segments: Manufacturing, Marine Services, Insurance, Telecommunications, Utilities, Life Sciences and Other. The Companys ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Virginia, VA-headquartered company HC2 Holdings, Inc. (HCHC) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Telecom of 2020. The Capital Goods sector business falls under the Metal Fabrications industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of HC2 has changed by 85.25 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.17 per share and year-to-date closing price of $4.02 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $99.68 million to $197.62 million during the same period. Along with Telecom, the company is also in the business of Capital Goods, Metal Fabrications, Communication Services, Telecom Services, among other usual products and services. HC2 continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Pareteum

Pareteum Corporation operates a communications cloud services platform in Europe and internationally. Its platform provides mobility, messaging, and security services and applications, with a single-sign-on, ap ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New York, NY-based Technology sector company Pareteum Corporation (TEUM) holds the two spot among the best performing stocks of the Telecom sector. Classified as the EDP Services business, the stock price of Pareteum ended the previous year at a price of $0.44 per share while it reached the level of $0.77 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 74.5%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $102.08 million. Few leading stock market index includes Pareteum in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Sprint

Sprint Corporation (Sprint), incorporated on October 5, 2012, is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a communications company offering a range of wireless and wireline communications ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $21.4 billion to $35.73 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $5.21 per share to a price of $8.69 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, Sprint Corporation (S) was successful in generating YTD returns of 66.79 percentage. Standing at the number three rank in the top performing list of Telecom stocks, the Kansas, KS-based Sprint is categorized as the Telecommunications Equipment sub-sector business which falls under the larger Public Utilities sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., incorporated on March 22, 2002, is a holding company with operating subsidiaries that provide integrated communications services in consumer, commercial and carrier channels in California, Illinois, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Illinois, IL-based Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (CNSL) belongs to the Public Utilities sector and is categorized as a Telecommunications Equipment company. The stock of Consolidated Communications ended the previous year at a price of $3.88 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $5.22 apiece, which indicates a change of 34.54 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Telecom for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $279.65 million. It has now changed to $376.23 million as of writing. Consolidated Communications continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Cellcom Israel

Cellcom Israel Ltd., incorporated on January 31, 1994, is engaged in the provision of cellular telephone services. The Company offers fixed-line services. The Company operates in two segments: Cellular and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Cellcom Israel, Ltd. (CEL) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Israel, the Public Utilities sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Telecommunications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Cellcom Israel has so far gained 28.57 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $3.15 per share and year-to-date price of $4.05 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $468.25 million to $600.08 million.

Iridium Communications

Iridium Communications Inc., incorporated on November 2, 2007, is engaged in providing global satellite communications services and products. The Company offers mobile voice and data communications services through satellite, and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 27.8 percentage which helped it gain the number six spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the New York, NY-based Iridium Communications closed at a price of $24.64 per share, while it traded at a price of $31.49 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $3.23 billion to $4.13 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Telecommunications Equipment sector business.

Calix

Calix, Inc. (Calix), incorporated on August 17, 1999, is a provider of broadband communications access systems and software for fiber- and copper-based network architectures that enable communications service providers (CSPs), ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Calix, Inc (CALX) has moved by 27.75 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $8 apiece to the price of $10.22 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the California, CA-based Telecommunications Equipment sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $443.92 million to $567.1 million over the same duration. Calix is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Boingo Wireless

Boingo Wireless, Inc., incorporated on April 16, 2001, is a provider of commercial mobile wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) Internet solutions and indoor direct-attached storage (DAS) services. The Company operates as a ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Boingo Wireless, Inc. (WIFI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $10.95 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $13.9 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 26.94 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $483.56 million to $613.83 million. The Telecommunications Equipment specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

T-Mobile US

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Telecom sector is taken by T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS). The company's stock price changed from $78.42 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $96.48 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 23.03 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Bellevue, Washington-based Public Utilities sector company was from $67.09 billion to $82.68 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Telecom sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Cincinnati Bell

Cincinnati Bell Inc., incorporated on February 4, 1983, along with its subsidiaries, provide diversified telecommunications and technology services. The Company serves customers in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio areas. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Cincinnati Bell (CBB) generated percentage returns of 22.54 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $10.47 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $12.83 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $527.91 million to $646.9 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Public Utilities speciality business with further classification in the Telecommunications Equipment sub-category. Based in Ohio, OH, the YTD performance of the Telecom sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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