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    Wall Street’s Take on CenturyLink Leading up to Its 1Q16 Earnings

    As of April 11, 2016, ~52.6% of Wall Street analysts’ recommendations for CenturyLink’s stock were “holds,” 15.8% were “sells,” and ~31.6% were “buys.”

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Analyzing the Impact of the Latest Regulatory Liberties on AT&T

    In this article, we’ll discuss the overall regulatory environment in relation to net neutrality, business data services (or BDS), and privacy.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Verizon’s Global Enterprise revenues should follow declining trend

    In the first three quarters of 2014, Verizon’s Global Enterprise revenues declined by ~4.2%. They’re expected to decline by ~4% year-over-year in 2014.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Sprint Cutting Jobs?

    According to Sprint, it has planned to rationalize annual costs by at least $2 billion from fiscal 2016.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Trump’s Impeachment, Trade War, and Tech Stocks

    In this article, we will discuss how Trump’s impeachment has already affected and will affect US tech and telecom stocks.

    By Anjana Viswanathan
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    Investors should be aware of regulations in the telecom industry

    In the US and around the world, the telecom industry is regulated because market forces can’t maintain competition within the highly capital-intensive industry.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Rackspace Hosting sees activist interest from Blue Harbour

    In September, after months of speculation that Rackspace could be acquired by CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) and had interest from Hewlett-Packard, the company said it was no longer exploring merger and acquisition options. On the contrary, the company declared its commitment to remain independent.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    JANA Partners starts a new position in Rackspace Hosting

    JANA Partners added a stake in Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX). The position accounted for 1.18% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    What Analysts Expect from CenturyLink’s Q2 2018 Earnings

    CenturyLink (CTL) is expected to report its results for the second quarter on August 8. Analysts expect EPS of $0.25.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Intelsat Jackson Issued Most Junk Bonds in the Week Ended March 24

    Continuous improvement in market conditions resulted in the highest year-to-date (or YTD) high-yield bond issuance in the primary market last week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    What to Expect from CenturyLink in Q4

    CenturyLink will report its fourth-quarter earnings results after the market closes today. Analysts expect sales of $5.5 billion in the fourth quarter.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    IYZ Sees $57.2 Million in Fund Outflows in Trailing 12 Months

    In the trailing one month, net fund outflows for IYZ have been $88.2 million. In the trailing 12-month period, net fund outflows were $57.2 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why CenturyLink’s Revenues Fell in 2Q17

    CenturyLink’s total operating revenues fell ~7.0% year-over-year to reach $4.1 billion in 2Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    IYZ Sees Fund Inflows in Trailing 12-Month Period

    In the trailing 12-month period, IYZ’s net fund inflows were $3.9 million. Fund flows in the trailing five days and trailing three months were -$7.9 million and $120.0 million, respectively.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Frontier’s 3Q15 Earnings Surprise Wall Street Analysts

    Frontier’s earnings in 3Q15 surprised Wall Street analysts, as it was expected to have loss for the quarter.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Is CenturyLink Stock a Good Option for You?

    On April 1, CenturyLink stock fell 7.1% and closed at $8.79 with a market cap of $9.6 billion. The stock price has fallen 2.9% in the trailing five-day period.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Is CenturyLink Stock a Good Option for Investors?

    On Tuesday, CenturyLink stock rose 14.5% and closed at $9.95 with a market cap of $10.8 billion. The stock price has fallen 8.4% in the trailing five-day period.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Will CenturyLink Stock Rally More on $1.6 Billion IT Order?

    Yesterday, CenturyLink stock rose after it won a $1.6 billion order. The stock rose by about 1.4% in pre-market trading today.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How CenturyLink Stock Wrapped Up 2019

    CenturyLink (CTL) stock closed the trading day on January 2 at $12.92, a fall of 2.2%. The stock is trading 22.9% lower than its 52-week high of $16.75.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    A Look at CenturyLink’s Dividend Yield and Outlook

    CenturyLink (CTL) stock was at $13.16 on December 24. This is down 0.23% from the previous session. However, CenturyLink generates robust free cash flow.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Tesla the Most Profitable Short Bet, Bears Rejoice

    Tesla bears had made a whopping $2.75 billion in mark-to-market gains this year as of August 9, making it the most profitable US short bet year-to-date.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Verizon’s EBITDA Is Expected to Rise Modestly in 2Q15

    According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus as of July 10, on an adjusted basis, Verizon’s EBITDA is expected to rise moderately by ~5% YoY during 2Q15.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    CenturyLink Stock Has Jumped ~7.3% Today—Here’s Why

    CenturyLink (CTL) stock was up ~7.3% and was trading at $11.70 as of 2:17 PM ET on June 27 after Wells Fargo upgraded its stock. Wells Fargo upgraded its rating on CTL to an “outperform” from a “market perform” and raised the stock’s target price to $14 from $12.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    CenturyLink’s Current Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    On June 20, CenturyLink was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 8.60x. Charter Communications and Comcast’s 12-month forward PE ratios were 38.15x and 13.65x, respectively.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Analyzing CenturyLink’s Revenue Trends in 2019

    CenturyLink’s (CTL) top line has been declining in the last few quarters. In the first quarter, the company reported net revenues of $5.6 billion—a fall of 5.0% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    CenturyLink Stock Has Risen 7.8% in June

    CenturyLink (CTL) stock has risen close to 7.8% since the beginning of June. CenturyLink stock is trading at a forward PE ratio of 8.69x. The company’s earnings are estimated to rise 10.1% in 2019.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How’s CenturyLink Stock Positioned in 2019?

    Among the 16 analysts tracking CenturyLink, two recommended a “buy,” 11 recommended a “hold,” and three recommended a “sell” as of May 14.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Comparing CenturyLink’s Q1 Earnings Growth to Its Peers’

    CenturyLink (CTL) reported its first-quarter earnings results on May 8.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    CenturyLink’s Earnings Growth Might Continue in Q1

    CenturyLink (CTL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on May 8. Analysts expect CenturyLink’s adjusted EPS to reach $0.27.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier Communications: Analysts’ Expectations in Q1

    Frontier Communications (FTR) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings results on April 30.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does PayPal Stock Deserve a Downgrade?

    Early this month, Guggenheim downgraded PayPal (PYPL) stock to a “neutral” from a “sell.”

    By Neha Gupta
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    What’s CenturyLink’s Outlook for 2019?

    Analysts expect CenturyLink (CTL) to report a ~2.5% fall in its consolidated revenues to $22.9 billion in 2019 compared to $23.4 billion in 2018.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Did CenturyLink’s Top Line Meet the Target in the Fourth Quarter?

    CenturyLink’s (CTL) top line has been declining over the past few quarters on a pro forma basis.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    CenturyLink Stock Fell 10.8% Due to Q4 Results and Dividend Cut

    CenturyLink reported its fourth-quarter results after the market closed on February 13. CenturyLink reported an adjusted EPS of $0.37.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What’s Expected for CenturyLink’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings

    In the first nine months of 2018, CenturyLink’s adjusted EPS grew ~58.8% year-over-year from $0.51 to $0.81.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How CenturyLink’s Valuation Compares

    As of March 16, 2018, AT&T (T) was the largest US telecom player, with a market capitalization of ~$227.2 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why CenturyLink’s Broadband Subscriber Count Continues to Fall

    Top US cable companies continue to show strong momentum in the broadband market.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How CenturyLink Could Benefit from its Level 3 Acquisition

    CenturyLink (CTL), an American telecommunications company, completed its acquisition of Level 3 in November 2017.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Wall Street Recommends for Frontier after 4Q17 Earnings

    The analyst consensus for Frontier’s 12-month target price is $8.72, which means a potential return of 9% from the closing price of $8.03 as of March 12, 2018.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Where Crown Castle Stands among Peers

    Peer comparison In 4Q17, Crown Castle (CCI) had FFO[1.funds from operations] per share of $1.25, and in 2018, it’s expected to see FFO per share of $5.23 due to its acquisition of Lightower. The company is expected to grow 7.8% in 2018, 11.4% in 2019, and at a five-year rate of 15.5%. Trading slightly lower rate than the industry […]

    By Raina Brown
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    Frontier in February: Analyst Recommendations

    Five of the 16 analysts rated Frontier Communications stock gave it a “sell,” while three rated the stock as a “buy,” and eight rated the stock as a “hold.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How Crown Castle Rewards Shareholders

    Crown Castle’s dividend policy In 4Q17, Crown Castle (CCI) announced a dividend of $0.95 per share, bringing its 2017 dividend to $3.89, compared with $3.60 in 2016. It paid a dividend of $3.34 in 2015. Its dividend yield is currently 3.8%, and its three-year dividend growth rate is 27.8%. The company achieved its long-term annual dividend growth target of […]

    By Raina Brown
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    Analysts’ Recommendations for CenturyLink in January 2018

    Analysts’ recommendations Of the 18 analysts tracking CenturyLink (CTL) stock on January 30, 2018, ten (56%) recommended “hold,” seven recommended “buy,” and one recommended “sell.” Median target price On January 30, analysts’ median target price for CenturyLink was $18, and the company’s closing price was $17.81. CenturyLink has returned -31% in the last 12 months, 6.8% in […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why CenturyLink Reported Broadband Subscriber Losses in 3Q17

    The top cable companies continue to show strong momentum in the US broadband market with Comcast (CMCSA) and Charter (CHTR) adding the most broadband customers in 3Q17 given the higher speeds.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Frontier’s 2017 Capital Expenditure Budget

    In 3Q17, Frontier spent $0.27 billion on capex compared to $0.4 billion in 3Q16. The telecom company has been spending a lot to improve its network potential.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Is CenturyLink’s Capex Estimate for 3Q17?

    In 2017, CenturyLink’s management expects to spend ~$2.6 billion on capex.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    CenturyLink’s Core Revenue Growth in 3Q17

    In 2Q17, CenturyLink reported total core revenues of $3.7 billion, a ~7.9% reduction year-over-year.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Analysts Expect from Frontier’s 3Q17 Earnings

    Frontier Communications (FTR) will publish its 3Q17 results on October 31, 2017. Analysts expect Frontier’s EPS (earnings per share) to fall $1.09 in 3Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Led to CenturyLink’s Steep Dividend Yield Curve?

    CenturyLink (CTL) posted a fall in revenue of 2.4% in 2016 after a 1.0% fall in 2015. Legacy services and the data integration segments drove the fall.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    How Frontier Communications’ Dividend Yield Compares to Its Peers

    Frontier Communications’ (FTR) dividend yield was ~17.9% on September 7, 2017, which was higher than the dividend yield for CenturyLink (CTL) at ~11.6%.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How CenturyLink is Maintaining Its Dividend Yield

    The story behind CenturyLink’s 8% yield Another acquisition-driven telecom company is CenturyLink (CTL). The cohesive communications company provides a wide range of services to its residential and business customers. Like Frontier, it has been impacted by the slowing traditional phone business. The company’s operating metrics, excluding those of Prism TV, are trending downwards. This trend has […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Relaxed Drone Regulations Could Benefit AT&T

    Senior executives at AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and CenturyLink (CTL) joined other business leaders in a White House meeting with President Trump in June.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    CenturyLink on the Street: Analyst Recommendations and Target Prices

    Among the analysts tracking CenturyLink stock, 35% recommended a “buy,” while 47% recommend a “hold,” and 18% recommend a “sell.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Understanding CenturyLink’s Core Revenue in 2Q17

    CenturyLink’s (CTL) management anticipates that it will see core revenues between $3.66 billion and $3.72 billion for 2Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How Well Is Crown Castle Leveraging Its Balance Sheet?

    It’s extremely important for REITs to maintain optimum debt levels, and managers work constantly to leverage balance sheets in the best possible ways.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Why Some Are Investors Are Bullish on Crown Castle

    REITs (real estate investment trusts) typically have to pay 90% of their taxable income to shareholders to qualify as an equity.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Behind Crown Castle’s Investment in 5G

    Crown Castle has been quick to respond to the needs of the day, focusing on new technology and transforming itself from a tower company to a fiber provider.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Why Crown Castle Expects to See Revenue Growth

    Crown Castle is expected to keep riding high on its current growth trajectory, driven by strategic investments and exposure to the booming small cell business.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Why AT&T Is Optimistic about Net Neutrality

    AT&T (T) and its fellow ISPs seem optimistic about the FCC’s steps to roll back part of the net neutrality law that classified the Internet as a public utility rather than an information service.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Inside CenturyLink’s Outlook for the Rest of 2017

    The first quarter of 2017 was tough for US wireline telecom players like CenturyLink, which has 10.9 million voice lines and 5.9 million broadband subscribers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Which Stocks Are the Top Dividend Yielders?

    Since the elections, the S&P 500 (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) is up 15% driven by financials (XLF), technology (XLK) (SMH), industrials (XLI), and consumer discretionary (XLY).

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Analysts’ Latest Recommendations for Frontier

    Wall street’s take on Frontier Previously in this series, we looked at Frontier Communications’ (FTR) value proposition in the US telecom space, and compared it with that of CenturyLink (CTL), Windstream (WIN), Verizon (VZ), and AT&T (T). In this part, we’ll look at some market views on and metrics for Frontier. Wall Street analysts’ recommendations […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Could Frontier Communications Report a Loss in 1Q17?

    Frontier Communications (FTR) will report its results for 1Q17 on May 2, 2017. In this series, we’ll take a look at expectations for the company’s performance during the quarter.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Why Charter Communications Is Gaining Broadband Subscribers

    In 4Q16, Charter Communications’s Internet customers increased ~7.3% year-over-year to reach ~21.4 million, making it the second-largest US cable player after Comcast.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Analyzing CenturyLink’s Outlook for 2017

    Wall Street expects CenturyLink’s earnings to fall in 2017. Analysts expect CenturyLink to have EPS of $2.15 in 2017—compared to EPS of $2.45 in 2016.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What Can We Expect of Verizon’s FiOS Internet Customer Growth in 4Q16?

    Verizon expects solid FiOS Internet net additions to continue, now that the company has overcome the impacts of its 2016 strike.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    CenturyLink’s Broadband Subscribers Continue to Fall

    During CenturyLink’s 3Q16 earnings conference call, management attributed the fall in subscribers to its focus on better credit quality customers and bundled offerings.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How Much Can CenturyLink Change with Level 3 in Its Portfolio?

    CenturyLink (CTL) is acquiring Level 3 (LVLT) for $34 billion in a cash and stock transaction that includes the assumption of debt.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    What’s AT&T’s Value Proposition in the Telecom Market?

    As of June 24, 2016, AT&T was the largest global telecom company by market capitalization.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Frontier Communications: Integration Efforts after Verizon Deal

    Frontier Communications’ (FTR) acquisition of Verizon’s (VZ) wireline assets in California, Florida, and Texas was completed on April 1, 2016. According to Frontier, it was a $10.5 billion deal.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    The Road to 5G: Verizon on Its Initial Challenges

    During the recent MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit 2016, Fran Shammo, Verizon’s (VZ) executive vice president and CFO, discussed the company’s key challenges in its 5G deployment.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    How Does Frontier Communications Compete on Value Proposition?

    As of April 22, 2016, Frontier Communications (FTR) has a market capitalization of ~$6.6 billion. Frontier Communications has a forward annual dividend yield of ~7.8%.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Will Frontier Communications’ Revenue Decline in 1Q16?

    In 4Q15, Frontier Communications’ revenue was ~$1.4 billion, ~$257 million of which came from its Connecticut operations.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Can Verizon Maintain Its Robust Growth Trend in Its 1Q16 Earnings?

    Verizon (VZ) will report its results for 1Q16 on April 21, 2016. Wall Street analysts expect that on a year-over-year basis, the carrier’s earnings growth momentum will slow down during 1Q16.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Understanding Frontier’s Scale of Operations after the Verizon Transaction

    According to the consensus of Wall Street analysts, Frontier’s revenue in 1Q16 is expected to be ~$1.4 billion.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    AT&T GigaPower for U-verse: The Expansion Continues

    AT&T GigaPower is a fiber-based video, Internet, and voice service capable of providing Internet speeds of a maximum of 1 gigabit per second.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    What Does Wall Street Think About Frontier Communications?

    Of the analysts covering Frontier stock, 72.2% have recommended a “buy” as of March 28, 2016. About 22.2% have recommended a “hold,” and 5.6% have recommended a “sell.”

    By Ray Sheffer
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    What’s Frontier’s Asset Strategy in the Verizon Transaction?

    April 1, 2016, is the expected completion date of Frontier Communications’ (FTR) acquisition of Verizon’s wireline assets in California, Florida, and Texas.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    What Are US Telecom Stocks’ Valuation Levels in SPY?

    Over the last few months, US telecom stocks have generated more returns than the broader S&P 500 Index.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Behind CenturyLink’s Proposed IP-Based Video Streaming Service

    CenturyLink has specified that its Prism Stream will be aimed at Millennials and that the OTT video offering should reduce bandwidth requirements.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Could Verizon Benefit from XO Communications Transaction?

    In this series, we’ll look at David Small’s comments on Verizon at the Jefferies Media & Communications Conference, including the agreement to buy the fiber assets of XO Communications.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Frontier’s 4Q15 Earnings Surprise Wall Street Analysts, Again

    Frontier Communications (FTR) reported its fiscal 4Q15 results on February 23, 2016. On an adjusted basis, Frontier surprised Wall Street analysts with positive earnings.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Adoption of Verizon’s Device Plan Was Lower Than Anticipated

    During 4Q15, the adoption of Verizon’s device plans increased sequentially. But the figure was lower than the company had anticipated.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    The Unified Communications Market: What Are Its Key Drivers?

    IDC Research expects the unified communications market, which was $26.2 billion in 2014, to grow to $38 billion in 2016.

    By Anne Shields
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    Windstream’s Gigabit Service in 5 Markets by 1H16

    On December 3, Robert E. Gunderman, Windstream’s CFO, highlighted the low capital investment associated with initiating Kinetic, Windstream’s IPTV service.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Frontier’s Value Proposition in the Telecommunications Industry

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at some value-centric metrics of Frontier and its select peers in the US telecommunication industry.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Project Excel: Windstream’s Expansion in High-Speed Internet Space

    The Project Excel program is expected to boost Windstream’s Internet speeds significantly in the consumer and small business ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier) markets by the end of 2016.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    How Frontier’s Business Model May look towards the End of 2016

    Frontier’s revenue composition changed after incorporating the performance of assets in the Verizon deal and Connecticut wireline assets.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    What Will Frontier Do with Verizon’s Penetrated Assets?

    There are some opportunities for Frontier Communications within the significantly penetrated wireline assets in the Verizon transaction.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    How Much Will Verizon Want for Its Wireline Assets?

    Verizon’s (VZ) wireline asset transaction with Frontier Communications (FTR) is on track to be completed by the end of 1Q16.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Digital Realty Reports Mixed Quarterly Results for 3Q15

    Digital Realty’s (DLR) stock has had its ups and downs in 2015. After the 3Q15 earnings report, DLR fell by 0.94% to close at $71.85 per share on October 29, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    IYZ Sees -$143.8 Million in Fund Outflows in the Trailing 12 Months

    The IYZ ETF generated investor returns of 4.3% in the trailing-12-month period, 5.2% in the trailing-one-month period, and 7.9% in the trailing three years.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Verizon’s Wireline Revenue: Falling Trend Continued in 2Q15

    Verizon’s wireline revenue was ~$9.4 billion during 2Q15. The wireline revenue continued its falling trend in 2Q15. It fell ~2.20% YoY.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    AT&T’s Wireline Revenue Continued to Decline in 2Q15

    The declining trend in AT&T’s wireline revenues continued during 2Q15. The segment declined by ~1% YoY, even after excluding 2Q14 results of Connecticut operations.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Can Frontier Communications Recover?

    Frontier Communications (FTR) has been attractive to dividend investors in the last few years. But it’s finding it difficult to maintain its stock price and keep it from falling.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s Wireline Revenue Is Likely to Decline Again in 2Q15

    Based on the consensus estimates as of July 14, 2015, AT&T’s wireline revenue is expected to fall by ~1.7% year-over-year, or YoY, during 2Q15.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s Revenue: Marginal Growth Expected in 2Q15

    In 1Q15, AT&T’s revenue was a marginal ~0.6% less than Wall Street’s consensus estimates. In 4Q14, AT&T’s revenue came in ~0.6% above Wall Street’s consensus estimates.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Fund Managers

    Coatue Management Exits Its Position in Level 3 Communications

    In 4Q14, Coatue Management exited its position in Level 3 Communications. Coatue sold 3,122,406 shares of Level 3. It represented 1.46% of the fund’s 3Q14 portfolio.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Earnings Report

    Verizon’s Enterprise and Wholesale Revenues Continue to Decline

    Strategic services are gaining significance in Verizon’s enterprise segment. Strategic services benefit wireline telecommunication companies.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Alcatel-Lucent May Be a Threat to Cisco in the Router Market

    Over the last few quarters, Cisco has maintained its share between 40% and 50% in the service provider router market.

    By Puneet Sikka
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