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 2021 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 Apr 16, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Telecom stocks are listed below.
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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) Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
Globalstar, Inc. (Globalstar), incorporated on November 21, 2003, provides mobile satellite services (MSS), including voice and data communications services globally through satellite. The Company provides wireless communications services in areas ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Globalstar. The Louisiana, LA-based Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Telecommunications Equipment company. The stock of Globalstar ended the previous year at a price of $0.34 per share. As of Apr 16, 2021, the stock price has reached $1.02 apiece, which indicates a change of 201.24 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Telecom for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $565.6 million. It has now changed to $1.72 billion as of writing. Globalstar continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd., incorporated on December 27, 1995, is a provider of solutions for online video advertising and telecommunications expense management (TEM) used by enterprises, and billing solutions used ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MER Telemanagement. Based on the market-cap change from $6.84 million to $17.35 million during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $1.55 per share to a price of $3.86 per share as of Apr 16, 2021, MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (MTSL) was successful in generating YTD returns of 149.03 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Telecom stocks, the Israel-based MER Telemanagement is categorized as the Telecommunications Equipment sub-sector business which falls under the larger Public Utilities sector.
Sify Technologies Limited (Sify), incorporated on December 12, 1995, is an integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services company. The Company offers end-to-end solutions with a range of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sify. The India-based Technology sector company Sify Technologies Limited (SIFY) holds the number three spot among the best performing stocks of the Telecom sector. Classified as the Computer Software-Programming and Data Processing business, the stock price of Sify ended the previous year at a price of $1.27 per share while it reached the level of $3.07 apiece as of Apr 16, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 141.73%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $550.22 million.
Sunworks, Inc., formerly Solar3D, Inc., incorporated on January 30, 2002, provides photo voltaic (PV) based power systems for the residential, commercial and agricultural markets in California and Nevada. The Company, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sunworks. The California, CA-headquartered company Sunworks, Inc. (SUNW) is ranked number four among the best performing stocks of Telecom of 2021. The Public Utilities sector business falls under the Telecommunications Equipment industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Sunworks has changed by 110.35 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $5.12 per share and year-to-date closing price of $10.77 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $104.6 million to $291.3 million during the same period. Along with Telecom, the company is also in the business of Public Utilities, Telecommunications Equipment, Solar, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Sunworks 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.
Houston Wire and Cable
Houston Wire & Cable Company, through its subsidiaries, sells electrical and mechanical wire and cable, industrial fasteners, hardware, and related services in the United States. It offers wire and ca ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Houston Wire and Cable. During the given months of the year 2021, Houston Wire and Cable Company (HWCC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 88.17 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Texas, TX-based Houston Wire and Cable closed at a price of $2.79 per share, while it traded at a price of $5.25 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $46.16 million to $88.64 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
The company is classified under the Consumer Non-Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Telecommunications Equipment sector business.
IDT Corporation, incorporated on December 22, 1995, is a holding company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries. The Companys segments include Telecom Platform Services, Consumer Phone Services ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of IDT. Rank number six in the coveted list is held by IDT Corporation (IDT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in New Jersey, NJ, the Public Utilities sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Telecommunications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of IDT has so far gained 83.17 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $12.36 per share and year-to-date price of $22.64 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $315.39 million to $582.42 million. The stock of IDT continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Atento S.A., incorporated on April 3, 2014, is a provider of customer-relationship management and business-process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services and solutions in Latin America. The Company offers a portfolio of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Atento. At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Atento S.A. (ATTO), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $13.6 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $23.62 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. It translates to a change of 73.68 percentage. The Findel, Luxembourg-headquartered Public Utilities sector company also saw its market value change from $190.77 million to $354.3 million.
Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw), incorporated on December 9, 1966, is a diversified connectivity provider. The Company operates through four divisions: Consumer, Wireless, Business Network Services and Business Infrastructure Services. Under ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Shaw Communications. Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR) has moved by 59.34 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $17.56 apiece to the price of $27.98 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 16, 2021. The smart run of the Canada-based Television Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $9.03 billion to $13.94 billion over the same duration.
ORBCOMM Inc., incorporated on October 16, 2003, is a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, including network connectivity, devices, device management and Web reporting applications. The Companys IoT products ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of ORBCOMM. ORBCOMM (ORBC) generated percentage returns of 54.99 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $7.42 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $11.5 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $579.17 million to $914.04 million during the same period. The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Telecommunications Equipment sub-category. Based in New Jersey, NJ, 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.
RigNet, Inc. (RigNet), incorporated on July 6, 2004, is a provider of customized systems and solutions serving customers with data networking and operational requirements. The Company provides voice and data ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of RigNet. The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Telecom sector is taken by RigNet, Inc. (RNET). The company's stock price changed from $5.89 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $8.99 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 52.63 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Texas, TX-based Consumer Services sector company was from $123.76 million to $188.93 million. 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.This page is updated every week/month. Bookmark this site to track the best performing stocks regularly.