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  • Why Verizon Needed to Diversify Its Wireless Business
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Verizon Needed to Diversify Its Wireless Business

    Verizon’s wireless business accounts for more than 70% of its revenues. However, the business has recently seen falling revenue growth.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Technology & Communications

    Warren Buffett Has Bought Verizon Stock, Should You?

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Sprint’s liquidity must be maintained to fund capital investments

    Sprint is cutting down on operating costs to manage high capital expenditures. But marginal cash flows aren’t alleviating Sprint’s liquidity concerns.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Valuation Metrics for AT&T?

    AT&T was trading at a current year’s PE multiple of ~12.8x on October 27, 2016. This figure is higher than Verizon Communications’ (VZ) comparable PE multiple of ~12.4x.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Sprint Raised Its Fiscal 2018 Outlook

    In fiscal 2018, Sprint expects cash capital expenditure (excluding leased devices) of $5.0 billion–$5.5 billion as it ramps up its densification plan.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Comcast’s Opinion about 5G?

    In the telecom world, 5G (fifth-generation) is generating a lot of hype, as it could provide 10x–100x faster wireless speeds than 4G.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Technology & Communications

    What T-Mobile’s Technical Indicators Hint At

    Now let’s take a look at T-Mobile’s technical indicators and compare them to those of its peers in the telecommunications space.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investors Park Funds in Large-Cap ETFs in July

    In July 2015, investors poured approximately $23 billion in US ETFs with 50% of total investments in equity funds.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why T-Mobile’s Service Revenues Continue to Rise in 1Q17

    T-Mobile (TMUS) once again led the industry in year-over-year service revenue percentage growth in 1Q17. This marks the 12th consecutive quarter that TMUS has led the industry in this metric.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Why Charter Stock Rose 3.6% on July 31

    Charter posted second-quarter results on July 31 before the market opened. The company delivered better-than-expected earnings and revenues.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Wall Street Analysts Recommend for T-Mobile?

    As of February 11, 2016, ~78.6% of analysts surveyed have given “buy” recommendations for T-Mobile, 17.9% have given “hold” recommendations, and ~3.6% have given “sell” recommendations.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Sprint’s Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Growth?

    Sprint’s (S) solid fiscal 3Q17 financial results suggested that the company is indeed holding its own in an intensely competitive wireless market.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s wireline margins expand slightly in 4Q14

    Despite the decline in wireline revenue, the segment’s operating income grew marginally by ~1% year-over-year, or YoY, during 4Q14.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon Aims Higher with Yahoo Acquisition

    After 11 long months of uncertainty and many negotiations, Verizon (VZ) has completed its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core Internet assets. Let’s look at what’s in store for the US telecom space.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    What to Expect of DISH’s 4Q17 Revenue

    DISH Network will release its 4Q17 earnings before the market opens on February 20, 2018. As per Yahoo Finance, DISH’s revenue in 4Q17 is expected to be $3.5 billion.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
  • uploads///Telecom Frontier Q Guidance
    Earnings Report

    A Look at Frontier’s Growth and Challenges in 2017

    Frontier’s outlook for 2017 Frontier Communications (FTR) expects moderate improvements in its customer and revenue trends, cost containment, and synergy realization in 2017. It expects synergy realization from the integration of AT&T’s (T) and Verizon’s (VZ) wireline businesses in Connecticut and CTF (California, Texas, and Florida) markets. Frontier completed the acquisition of AT&T’s and Verizon’s […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Verizon’s Mean Target Price Has Risen

    Verizon (VZ) stock offers a potential upside of ~9.5% going forward compared to its current market price of $54.03.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could a Net Neutrality Rollback Mean for Netflix?

    The net neutrality principle is a subject of ongoing debate. Net neutrality rules say that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    What Sprint Foresees for Revenue Growth in Fiscal 1Q17

    Wall Street expects Sprint’s (S) total revenues to rise ~3.0% YoY (year-over-year) to ~$8.25 billion in fiscal 1Q17 (ended June 2017).

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are AT&T’s 5G Technology Plans?

    AT&T (T) announced on January 2, 2018, that it expects to become the first US carrier company to roll out the real 5G network in some markets.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Dish Network’s Wireless Spectrum Strategy ?

    Dish Network (DISH) has filed an application with the FCC to participate as a potential spectrum bidder.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Netflix Is Streaming Low-Quality Video on AT&T and Verizon

    Netflix has been streaming low-quality videos for subscribers on AT&T and Verizon Communications’ (VZ) wireless networks. Here’s why.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Why Do T-Mobile’s Service Revenues Keep Rising?

    T-Mobile (TMUS) once again led the US wireless sector in YoY (year-over-year) service revenue percentage growth in 3Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Sprint and Possible EBITDA Growth in Fiscal 4Q16

    Sprint’s EBITDA margin could be impacted by elevated competitive intensity in the industry in fiscal 4Q16.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Why AT&T Is Eyeing Market Share in Mexico

    Mexico has been a huge success story and should be a long-term value creator for AT&T (T).

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    T-Mobile’s EBITDA Grow despite Higher Expenses

    T-Mobile’s (TMUS) adjusted EBITDA grew ~14.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $3.2 billion in the third quarter.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • uploads///Telecom Verizon Q FIOS Video
    Earnings Report

    Insights into Verizon’s Fios Video Trend

    In 3Q17, Verizon lost 18,000 Fios video customers compared to 36,000 net additions in 3Q16.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • uploads///Telecom Sprint Q EPS
    Earnings Report

    What Drove Sprint’s Fiscal 1Q17 Earnings Growth

    Sprint’s earnings in the last few quarters Sprint’s (S) strong fiscal 1Q17 (ended June 2017) results indicate that a turnaround is on track. Sprint has begun to recover from years of customer losses and continues to make progress on customer retention, acquisition, and expense optimization initiatives. In fiscal 1Q17, Sprint’s earnings grew significantly YoY (year-over-year). Its […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s customer base continues modest growth in 4Q14

    AT&T’s connected devices increased 21% year-over-year during 4Q14. The company added 1.9 million customers and connections in the fourth quarter.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • Technology & Communications

    Why an attractive smartphone lineup is important for Verizon

    The quality and variety of the smartphone lineup is an important parameter for any telecom company. For Verizon, it’s even more important, as it’s trying to increase the popularity of its Edge program by attracting customers to upgrade their devices faster.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • uploads///Telecom Charter Q Technical Parameters
    Technology & Communications

    Charter Communications’ Key Technical Levels Going into 2018

    On January 22, 2018, Charter Communications (CHTR) was trading 5.5% above its 100-day moving average.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cloud Space Continues to See Consolidation in June

    The SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, and cloud) revolution has forced technology players to look for various avenues of growth in the rapidly changing environment.

    By Anne Shields
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    Financials

    High-Grade Bond Yields Rose as Spreads Touched Their Lowest Level

    Last week, high-grade bond yields rose after upbeat US inflation and retail sales data raised the possibility of a rate hike by the year’s end.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Snap May Challenge Sony In This $125 Billion Market

    Snap (SNAP) is poised to release its second-quarter results amid speculations of the company taking a deeper plunge into gaming.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How T-Mobile Is Managing Its Service Revenue Growth

    T-Mobile’s equipment revenues rose ~78.4% YoY to reach ~$2.7 billion in 4Q16, as the company promoted its equipment installment plans.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Key Technical Levels to Watch in AT&T Stock

    Now let’s take a look at AT&T’s technical indicators and compare them to those of its competitors in the telecommunications space.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Sprint Manage Costs in Fiscal 2017?

    As Sprint is the fourth-largest mobile carrier company in the United States, it’s making significant efforts to tap more market share in the wireless space.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • uploads///Telecom Verizon Revenue qE
    Earnings Report

    Verizon’s Revenue Growth Should Slow down in 1Q15

    Verizon (VZ) will report its 1Q15 results on April 21, 2015. It’s the largest US telecom company. It had a market capitalization of $200.08 billion as of April 13, 2015.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Users consume more data on Verizon and Sprint networks

    People consume more data via Wi-Fi because it’s much cheaper than cellular data plans—6.8 GB using Android phones and 8.9 GB using Apple iPhones.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Does Verizon Still Have an Advantage in Network Performance?

    Network performance is the key factor affecting customer retention. Verizon (VZ) continues to pursue its three-tier network performance strategy.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at AT&T’s Current Valuations

    On April 12, 2018, AT&T (T) stock closed at $35.16. It fell 13.3% in the trailing year.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Was T-Mobile’s Prepaid Customer Growth in 4Q15?

    During the quarter, T-Mobile’s prepaid subscribers increased robustly by ~8.1% YoY to reach ~17.6 million.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Earnings Report

    Verizon Registers Strong Revenue Growth in Q3 2018

    Verizon’s wireless revenues rose ~6.5% YoY to reach $23.0 billion in the third quarter.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Could Sprint’s EBITDA Grow in Fiscal 2018’s Third Quarter?

    In fiscal 2018’s second quarter, Sprint realized $100 million in YoY net cost reductions.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • uploads///Telecom ATT Q Adjusted EPS
    Earnings Report

    Can AT&T Continue Its Earnings Growth in 3Q17?

    AT&T (T) will report its results for 3Q17 on October 24, 2017. Wall Street analysts are expecting the company’s earnings to increase in 3Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Sprint’s Distribution Strategy in Fiscal 2017

    In its quarter ended March 31, 2017, Sprint (S) reported total revenues of ~$8.5 billion, compared to ~$8.1 billion in March 2016.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Miscellaneous

    AT&T’s Big Investment Plans for Mexico: 4G LTE

    A few days back, AT&T announced that it plans to invest $3 billion to extend its 4G LTE network across Mexico.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Industrials

    John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. buys a new position in CBS in 1Q14

    Paulson initiated a new position in CBS Corp. (CBS) last quarter. The position accounts for 1.35% of Paulson’s $20 billion 1Q 2014 portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Technology & Communications

    Verizon’s Stock Performance and Moving Averages

    On February 22, 2018, Verizon had a moving average convergence divergence (or MACD) of -0.69.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Concerns Surrounding the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

    T-Mobile believes that integrating T-Mobile and Sprint networks would take two to three years and would look similar to MetroPCS’s integration with T-Mobile.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • uploads///Telecom Q Technical Parameters
    Technology & Communications

    AT&T: What the Technical Indicators Suggest

    On April 4, 2018, AT&T was trading 2.1% below its 100-day moving average.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    The Sound of Crickets at Twitter: Why It’s Lost Momentum

    Twitter’s momentum fades suddenly While Twitter (TWTR) appeared to be pulling up its socks earlier this year when it reported an increase in its number of regular subscribers, a closely watched metric for social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook (FB) and Snap (SNAP), it has not behaved well for investors recently. Twitter added 9.0 […]

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • uploads///Telecom Sprint Q Postpaid Phone Churn
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Trends in Sprint’s Postpaid Phone Churn Rate

    An increase in churn rate is negative for telecom companies because they have to deal with additional acquisition costs associated with customers.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Street Talk on AT&T: Analyst Recommendations after the 3Q17 Results

    As of November 8, 2017, of the 30 analysts from various brokerage firms tracking AT&T (T) stock, 20 recommend a “hold,” while nine recommend a “buy.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon Best of Top 4 US Wireless Carriers in Network Performance

    Verizon commanded the best customer retention rate among the top four carriers in the US in 2Q15.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • uploads///Telecom T Mobile Q Postpaid ARPU
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why T-Mobile Expects Stable Postpaid Growth in 2018

    Under its existing revenue accounting standards, T-Mobile (TMUS) continues to expect its postpaid phone ARPU in 2018 to be stable compared to 2017.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Sprint Boosted Adjusted EBITDA with Cost Savings

    Sprint (S) has been making serious efforts to cut its costs to revive its profits in the wireless space and has been eliminating more than $1 billion in costs in each of the past four years.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are T-Mobile’s Capex Plans for 2017?

    T-Mobile (TMUS) is continually investing in capex (capital expenditure) to improve its network. By deploying more low-band spectrum, it continues to enhance its network.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • uploads///Telecom Sprint Q Prepaid Net Additions
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Sprint’s Prepaid Net Additions Are Still Pressured

    While Sprint (S) appears to be making progress on the postpaid side, it’s losing more subscribers than the company is gaining on the postpaid side.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Sprint’s Year-to-Date Stock Performance in 2018

    On August 17, Sprint had a 14-day RSI reading of 67. T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon had 14-day RSI readings of 67, 62, and 73, respectively.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon Closing Call Centers to Control Costs

    Verizon’s expenses increased 19.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $29.2 billion in 4Q17.

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • Technology & Communications

    Investors keep providing liquidity to investment-grade bonds

    While issuers’ activity waned last week, many investors continued to pore over the new issues that hit the corporate bond market (LQD).

    By Sandra Nathanson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T’s Value Proposition in the US Telecom Space

    As of April 5, 2016, globally, AT&T was the largest telecom player by market capitalization. China Mobile (CHL) followed.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Oath Make More Money for Verizon?

    Verizon’s (VZ) media-focused business, Oath, reported a revenue fall of 6.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.8 billion in the third quarter.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Sprint’s Capex Guidance

    Sprint (S) spent $1.13 billion on cash capital expenditures, excluding leased devices, in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is AT&T Offering DirecTV as an Over-the-Top Service?

    AT&T is planning to enter the IP-based video delivery market by offering DirecTV as an OTT (over-the-top) service in the fourth quarter of 2016.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Is Sprint’s Prepaid Segment Turning a Corner?

    In fiscal 4Q16, Sprint added 180,000 prepaid subscribers as compared to 264,000 losses in fiscal 4Q15.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    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

    Verizon Plans to Cut almost 7% of Its Workforce

    Last week, Verizon (VZ) reported that ~6.8% of its total workforce had agreed to leave the company as part of its buyout program.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Verizon Edge penetration rate doubles in 4Q14

    According to Verizon, its Edge penetration rate increased significantly during 4Q14. Higher Edge penetration should positively impact its 4Q14 earnings.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Verizon Interested in Comcast?

    On April 19, Bloomberg reported, citing Verizon Communications’ (VZ) CEO, Lowell McAdam, that Verizon is open to merger discussions with either Comcast (CMCSA), The Walt Disney Company (DIS), or CBS (CBS).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T Keeps 5G Promise

    AT&T’s (T) mobile 5G service went live in the United States on December 21 in time for Christmas.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Sprint’s Customer Base

    The performance of a mobile carrier’s network determines its customer base. Sprint (S) has been focusing on upgrading its network to keep its customers.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Technology & Communications

    A Price Target Update for Sprint

    Of the 22 analysts covering Sprint stock on December 27, only 14% rated it as a “buy,” while 23% rated it as a “sell,” and 63% rated it as a “hold.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s Valuation in January 2018

    AT&T’s scale As of January 9, 2018, AT&T’s (T) market capitalization was ~$230.2 billion, making it the largest US wireless service provider in terms of market capitalization. In comparison, Verizon’s (VZ) market capitalization was ~$210.5 billion, T-Mobile’s (TMUS) was ~$54.6 billion, and Sprint’s (S) was ~$22.8 billion. Bollinger Band AT&T stock closed at $37.49 on January 9, near […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Reading Sprint’s Moving Averages and Relative Strength

    Now let’s take a look at Sprint’s (S) technical indicators and compare them to those of its competitors in the US telecommunications industry.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What We Learned from Sprint’s Brief Unlimited Plan Offer

    For a period of one week in June, Sprint (S) offered an aggressively priced unlimited wireless plan.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T Aims to Boost Advertising Business through Xandr

    AT&T (T) has named its advertising and analytics division Xandr, which it believes will drive advertising revenue to 170 million subscribers.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How AT&T Intends to Fund the Mexico Spectrum Purchase

    AT&T placed a $76.0 million bid in the Mexico spectrum auction. The spectrum AT&T is buying in Mexico is suited for 5G mobile networks.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T’s 5G Segment: Progess Continues

    AT&T’s (T) progress in the 5G space continues. AT&T is enthusiastic about the future of 5G technology, which should improve data speeds.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside AT&T’s Expectations for Its New Streaming Service

    At a recent analyst briefing, AT&T provided more details about its upcoming streaming service.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Street Talk on T-Mobile: Analyst Recommendations after the 3Q17 Results

    As of November 13, of the 30 analysts actively tracking T-Mobile stock, 23 recommend a “buy,” while one recommends a “sell,” and six recommend a “hold.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving Capex at Verizon?

    Verizon has been spending big on capex to improve its network and acquire additional spectrum for future use.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    Verizon’s 3Q16 Earnings Exceed Expectations as Sales Disappoint

    On October 20, Verizon (VZ) posted EPS (earnings per share) for 3Q16 that handily beat the consensus estimate, but sales were disappointing.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AT&T Believes Mexico Is a Good Growth Opportunity

    In Mexico, AT&T added 633,000 wireless net subscribers in 1Q17 compared to 529,000 in 1Q16. In Latin America, DIRECTV added 91,000 video subscribers in 1Q17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comcast and Its Peers Target the Programmatic Ad Market: Why?

    Like other companies, Comcast is aiming to grab a share of the programmatic advertising market. The programmatic advertising market in the United States is quickly approaching $9 billion.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Did Dan Loeb’s Third Point buy T-Mobile stake ahead of a merger?

    Third Point said in its 4Q investor letter that it had an opportunity to establish a position in T-Mobile (TMUS) in November when the company conducted a secondary offering at $25.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Verizon Continued to Lose FiOS Video Customers

    Verizon (VZ) reported wireline segment revenues of $7.4 billion in the third quarter.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Miscellaneous

    Verizon: Analyst Recommendations and Target Price

    Of the 33 analysts tracking Verizon (VZ) stock, 24.0% of them have recommended a “buy” for the stock.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Technical Indicators for AT&T: A Peer Comparison

    On December 29, 2016, AT&T (T) was trading 6.6% above its 100-day moving average of $40. In comparison, T-Mobile (TMUS) was trading 16.1% above its 100-day moving average

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Charter Communications’ Earnings Growth in 4Q17

    In 3Q17, Charter Communications (CHTR) reported adjusted EBITDA of $3.8 billion, compared to $3.6 billion in 3Q16.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T or Verizon: Which Is Expected to Report Faster EPS Growth?

    Verizon (VZ) reported adjusted EPS of $4.71 in 2018 compared to $3.74 in 2017, a ~25.9% YoY (year-over-year) rise.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Must-know: Sprint is resorting to price cuts

    Sprint’s price cuts are clearly aimed at gaining net subscribers at the expense of its competitors. Sprint is the only major US telecom company that kept losing subscribers.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Putting T-Mobile’s Television Move in Perspective

    T-Mobile’s revenues grew about 8.0% YoY (year-over-year) to over $10.0 billion in 3Q17, outpacing Verizon’s 2.5% revenue growth.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon’s Focus on Broadband through Wireline

    Verizon is managing the secular challenges of the pay-TV space by focusing on its broadband offering in FiOS.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Technology & Communications

    How Analysts View Charter Communications in March 2018

    Of the 26 analysts tracking CHTR, 20 rated the stock as a “buy,” one rated the stock as a “sell,” and five rated the stock as a “hold.”

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s Latest Valuation Metrics

    AT&T’s scale On December 26, 2017, AT&T’s (T) market capitalization was ~$239.8 billion, making it the largest US wireless player in terms of market capitalization. In comparison, Verizon’s (VZ) market capitalization was ~$217.1 billion, T-Mobile’s (TMUS) was ~$53.1 billion, and Sprint’s (S) was ~$23.2 billion. Bollinger Band On December 26, AT&T stock closed at $39.06, near its […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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