The Telecom Services sector ranks tenth out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our 1Q19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Telecom Services sector ranked fifth. It gets our Unattractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 40 stocks in the Telecom Services sector as of January 11, 2019. See a recap of our 4Q18 Sector Ratings here.
Figures 1 and 2 show the five best and worst rated ETFs and mutual funds in the sector. Not all Telecom Services sector ETFs and mutual funds are created the same. The number of holdings varies widely (from 21 to 110). This variation creates drastically different investment implications and, therefore, ratings.