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Relatively Low Return on Equity Detected in Shares of Sprint Nextel in the Wireless Telecommunication Services Industry (S, NTLS, TDS, USM, SHEN)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Wireless Telecommunication Services industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Sprint Nextel ranks lowest with a ROE of -14.0%. NTELOS Holdings is next with a ROE of 4.7%. Telephone & Data Systems ranks third lowest with a ROE of 5.0%.

United States Cellular follows with a ROE of 6.4%, and Shenandoah Telecommunications rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 13.6%.

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Keywords: lowest return on equity Sprint Nextel ntelos holdings amex:tds telephone & data systems amex:usm united states cellular shenandoah telecommunications

Ticker(s): S NTLS SHEN