The S&P 500 Telecom sector has risen sharply over the past month or so, even as the overall market has done nothing. As shown below, Telecom is up 12.39% since its close on October 26th. (Click to enlarge)
Only 9 stocks make up the S&P 500 Telecom sector. Below is a table of these stocks sorted by their performance since October 26th. As shown, Sprint (NYSE:S) is up the most during the current rally with a gain of 24.84%. Qwest (NYSE:Q), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Frontier (NASDAQ:FTR), CenturyTel (NYSE:CTL), and AT&T (NYSE:T) are all up at least 10% during the rally as well. Most of the names below also have nice dividend yields. FTR yields the most at 12.28%, while Q, VZ, CTL, T, and WIN all have yields above 5%.