Level 3 Communications Inc
Verizon: How Wall Street Analysts Are Rating the Stock
In the previous part of the series, we looked at some updates for Verizon Communications (VZ).
CenturyLink’s Core Revenue Is Still Being Pressured
The falling trend in CenturyLink’s core revenue continued during the quarter. Its core revenue fell ~4.1% YoY to $3.9 billion in 4Q16.
What to Expect from CenturyLink’s Revenue Trend
CenturyLink’s total revenue fell ~4.2% YoY to $4.3 billion in 4Q16. For 1Q17, it expects to generate total operating revenue of $4.23 billion–$4.29 billion.
Why Does CenturyLink Want to Acquire Level 3 Communications?
CenturyLink (CTL) expects to acquire Level 3 Communications (LVLT) in a cash and stock deal valued at $34.0 billion, including the assumption of Level 3’s debt.
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.
Portfolio Moves of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Global Growth Fund until YTD 2016
The Waddell & Reed Advisors Global Growth Fund (UNCGX) generally invests in large-cap companies, but it is not restricted to do so. It can invest in companies of any size.
What’s Level 3 Communications’ Goal for Its Enterprise Component?
During the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Jeffrey Storey, Level 3’s CEO, discussed its goal for growth in its enterprise component.
Will T-Mobile’s Earnings Grow in 1Q16?
T-Mobile is expected to report its 1Q16 results on April 26, 2016. According to Wall Street analysts, on an adjusted basis, T-Mobile’s earnings are expected to grow significantly year-over-year in 1Q16.
How Big Were Masco’s and First Data’s Bond Issuances Last Week?
Both Masco Corporation and First Data Corporation issued dollar-denominated junk bonds worth $900 million last week.
What Led to the Surge in High Yield Bond Issuance Last Week?
High yield bond issuance rose last week as the stock Market improved due to the rise in oil prices. Dollar-denominated high yield debt amounting to $4.1 billion was issued last week.
What Is Waddell Reed Advisors Global Growth Fund’s Strategy?
The Reed Advisors Global Growth Fund generally invests in large-cap companies, but it can invest in companies of any size.
Why Did CenturyLink’s Revenue Surprise Wall Street in 4Q15?
CenturyLink’s revenue grew 0.9% YoY to $4.5 billion in 4Q15. The company’s revenue was 1.4% more than the Wall Street analyst consensus for 4Q15.
Akamai’s 4Q15 Results: What Was the Foreign Currency Impact?
On February 9, 2016, Akamai Technologies (AKAM) announced its 4Q15 results. It reported revenues of $579 million, an increase of 8% year-over-year.
Level 3’s Revenue in 4Q15 below Wall Street Expectations
Level 3’s revenue was $2.1 billion in 4Q15. This figure was 0.5% below the consensus estimate of Wall Street analysts. In 4Q14, the company’s revenue was $1.9 billion.
Level 3’s 4Q15 Results: Market’s Reaction Was Positive
Level 3 Communications (LVLT) reported its 4Q15 results on February 4, 2016. The market received the results and guidance for 2016 positively, and the stock rose 6.9%.
Will Verizon Sell Its Data Centers?
Verizon’s data centers are located in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
AHITX Investors Should Watch for Strain on High-Yield Bonds
AHITX filed its latest N-Q form on August 28, 2015. The fund had been managing assets worth $16.8 billion at the end of November.
October Saw Generous Inflows for High-Yield Bond Funds
According to Lipper, net inflows for high-yield bond funds totaled $7.6 billion through October 28, compared to outflows totaling $1.9 billion in September.
Junk Bond Issuance Was Dominated by First Data Corporation
E-commerce and payment solutions provider First Data Corporation (FDC) issued junk bonds worth $3.4 billion on October 29. This was the largest issue of October.
How Does Zayo Group Holdings Compare to Its Peers?
Zayo Group’s peers have outperformed it based on the net profit margin. However, based on the PBV ratio, Zayo Group is way ahead of its peers.
Sales Boost Zayo Group’s Revenue
Zayo Group has a market cap of $7.02 billion. Zayo Group’s YTD performance is stable. After the earnings report for 4Q15, it fell 0.93% to close at $28.90 per share.
European Telecom Companies Lead in Investor Returns
European telecom companies that are part of the SPDR S&P International Telecom Sector ETF(IST) have generated average solid returns of 26.95% in the TTM (trailing 12 months).
Leveraged Loans Issuance Reaches Its Highest 2015 Level
The US leveraged loans market saw an allocation of ~$19.0 billion worth of senior loans across 22 transactions in the week to May 8.
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.
Coatue Management sells position in Lululemon Athletica
In 3Q14, Coatue Management sold its position in Lululemon Athletica (LULU). The stock accounted for 0.20% of the fund’s portfolio for the second quarter.
Coatue Management disposes position in Salesforce.com
Coatue Management sold its position in Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) during the third quarter of 2014. The stock accounted for 2.64% of the fund’s portfolio in 2Q14.
Coatue Management starts new position in Zillow Inc.
During 3Q14, Coatue Management added a new position in Zillow Inc. (Z). The stock accounted for 1.01% of the fund’s portfolio for the quarter.
Coatue Management adds new position in Level 3 Communications
Coatue Management added a new position in Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) during the third quarter. The stock accounted for 1.46% of the fund’s 3Q14 portfolio.
Soros Fund Management significantly lowers position in Herbalife
As of 3Q14, Herbalife sold its products in 91 countries to and through a network of 3.9 million independent members, including 0.2 million in China.
Soros Fund Management sells position in Halliburton
Halliburton stated its revenue outside of North America comprised approximately 46% of consolidated revenue.
Soros Fund Management exits position in CONSOL Energy
CONSOL Energy is shipping low-volatile coal to European and South American end users, focusing on expanding domestic metallurgical sales.
Soros Fund Management raises position in Phillips 66
The surge in Phillips 66’s net profit came largely from significant improvement in the Refining segment as well as from its Marketing and Specialties segment.
Soros Fund Management ups stake in Level 3 Communications
Level 3 believes future incremental demand for CNS will be from customers who want to distribute their feature-rich content or videos over the Internet.
Must-know: positions traded by Soros Fund Management in 3Q14
Soros deploys a global macro investment strategy, investing in a wide range of markets and asset classes globally.
Why merger and acquisition deals are vital for the primary market
Leveraged loans are commercial loans provided by a group of lenders. The loan is usually secured. It’s structured, arranged, and administered by investment and commercial banks.
Overview: Soros Fund Management exits position in FedEx
Soros Fund Management exited a position in FedEx that accounted for 1.62% of the fund’s the first quarter of 2014 (or 1Q14) portfolio. Memphis-based FedEx provides a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services through companies competing collectively, operating independently, and managing collaboratively under the FedEx brand.