Big telecoms are under the regulatory microscope these days. The FCC plans to fine AT&T $100 million for harming its customers, following new rules regulating telecoms that took effect on June 12th. AT&T, which is set to dispute the charges, claims that the FCC had previously approved of such practices. The FCC indicated that other telecoms might be fined for promising, but not delivering unlimited data. On May 12th, Verizon agreed to pay $90 million in refunds to customers for charging premium text messages without authorization. As if that's not enough, Verizon is in hot water for not delivering internet or cable, through FiOS, to anyone who wants it. That being said, there are still reasons to invest in these companies. Here are some of the best integrated telecom stocks TheStreet Quant Ratings says you should consider looking at. Number 3 is BCE. With a 'B+' rating, the company's strengths can be seen in its revenue growth and notable return on equity. 2nd is, AT&T. This rating is also a 'B+.' AT&T thrives in its expanding profit margins and revenue growth. Number 1 is Verizon. With an 'A' rating the company flourishes in its revenue growth and notable return on equity. TheStreet Ratings are algorithmic stock picks based on 32 major data points. S&P 500 stocks rated 'buy' yielded a 16-and-a-half-percent return in 2014, beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by more than 300 basis points. For the full reports on these stocks, you can check out TheStreet.com/QuantRatings.
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