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  • uploads///US Leveraged Loan Market Volumes
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Leveraged Loans Primary Market Issuance Falls to Zero after Christmas Weekend

    The issuance of US leveraged loans fell to zero last week. However, in the previous week, ~$4.9 billion in dollar-denominated senior loans were priced.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///How FCC regulates telecom industry in the US
    Company & Industry Overviews

    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
  • uploads///Telecom EV EBITDA P CF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Valuation metrics that investors can use in the telecom industry

    Investors often use different metrics to determine telecom companies’ relative valuation. Telecom is a capital-intensive industry with high fixed costs.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • uploads///US Leveraged Loans Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Leveraged Loan Funds Witness Back-to-Back Inflows

    According to data from Lipper, leveraged loan funds saw an inflow for the second consecutive week. The quantum of inflows came in at $176 million last week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    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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    Earnings Report

    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
  • uploads///Telecom CenturyLink Q EPS Guidance
    Earnings Report

    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
  • uploads///Telecom CenturyLink Q Adjusted Revenue
    Earnings Report

    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
  • uploads///radio tower _
    Company & Industry Overviews

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Frontier Q Capital Expenditure
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Frontier Communications’ Capex Plans for 2019?

    Frontier Communications (FTR) has been continuously spending on capex to improve its network.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • uploads///Telecom CenturyLink Q Market Capitalization
    Company & Industry Overviews

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Frontier Q Analysts Recommendations
    Technology & Communications

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Frontier Q Analysts Recommendations
    Technology & Communications

    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
  • uploads///Telecom CenturyLink Q Analysts Recommendations
    Technology & Communications

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Frontier Q Capital Expenditure
    Earnings Report

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Q Capital Expenditure
    Earnings Report

    What Is CenturyLink’s Capex Estimate for 3Q17?

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

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

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Q Dividend Yield
    Earnings Report

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Frontier Q Analysts Recommendations
    Miscellaneous

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Frontier Q Adjusted EPS
    Earnings Report

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Frontier Q Adjusted EBITDA
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Frontier’s EBITDA Margin

    Frontier’s adjusted EBITDA was approximately $966.0 million in 4Q16, below the company’s $1.0 billion guidance.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • uploads///Telecom WIN Gbps Markets
    Company & Industry Overviews

    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
  • uploads///Telecom Windstream Project excel
    Company & Industry Overviews

    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
  • uploads///Performance of SPYs Component Sectors
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Healthcare Sector Recovery, Led ETF by 0.92%

    The healthcare sector rebounded on Tuesday, September 29, after being rattled the week prior.

    By Renee Blakely
  • uploads///Sector Performances of SPYs Component Sectors
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Windstream Rose by 7.96% and SPY Rebounded by 1.90%

    Windstream Holdings (WIN) was the top gainer of the day among the 502 stocks in SPY. It returned 7.96% on September 2.

    By Renee Blakely
  • uploads///Tel ATT CON REVENUE QE
    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
  • uploads///Telecom Verizon enterprise revenues Q
    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
  • uploads///Telecom Verizon wireline revenues Q
    Earnings Report

    Consumers Couldn’t Stop a Decline in Verizon’s Wireline Revenue

    Verizon’s wireline revenues continued their declining trend in 4Q14. The company’s wireline division has three large sub-segments.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • uploads///Telecom ATT wireless business solutions
    Earnings Report

    Why AT&T Business Solutions shifts focus to wireless customers

    AT&T plans to focus more on business customers in 2015. The company’s Business Solutions segment caters primarily to enterprises, government, wholesale customers, and carriers.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • uploads///Telecom Dividend yield
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What kind of investors might like the telecom industry?

    Telecom is a defensive industry. Investors looking for high dividend yield in a low-interest rate environment may like the telecom industry.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • uploads///Telecom Verizons consumer wireline ARPU Q
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing wireline telecom’s key indicators

    In wireline, there are some key indicators. Investors should watch these indicators to gauge companies’ performance in the segment.

    By Ray Sheffer
  • uploads///Telecom Verizon FiOS Subscribers Q
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing the wireline telecom network and its evolving structure

    A wireline network includes interlinked connection and redistribution systems. The network allows information—like voice and data—to travel electronically.

    By Ray Sheffer
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