Frontier Communications

  • The Shocking Truth About Big Dividends

    By Adem Tahiri - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: FTR, NUAN, WEN

    There's a shocking truth about dividends, one that you might not want to hear. The big truth, about big dividends, is that they're not as safe as you'd think. 

    The shocking truth about dividends

    Not all dividends are good dividends, and some companies are killing themselves by raising their dividends. Over time, dividend stocks do out perform the market as a whole. But, as I've written more »

  • Three Hated Stocks That Should be Loved

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: FRAN, FTR, RGR

    Francesca's (NASDAQ: FRAN). Personally, I believe that Francesca's is a great company with a strong business model.

    In fashion, staying new and fresh is key, additionally, operating costs must be kept low, indeed, many companies are haemorrhaging cash just keeping staff in stores even on minimum wage but not Francesca's, the company's key business more »

  • Is Frontier The Best Dividend Stock In The Telecom Sector?

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, VZ

    The telecom Industry is one of the most attractive places to invest for income investors. There are some of the best dividend payers operating in this sector. The recent trend has lead industry players to adjust their product portfolio moving towards high growth segments such as cloud computing. As a result, dividend paying capacity of these companies should be better in the future. However, strong demand brings with it tough more »

  • Investment in Windstream Appears to Be a No-Brainer

    By William Alder - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, WIN

    Note: This article has been amended to better reflect Windstream's dividend scenario.

    Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) has paid an annual dividend of $1 per share every year starting in 2007. Most recently it announced a $0.25 quarterly dividend with its first quarter earnings report in May of this year. But there are reasons to be concerned with the company’s ability to continue to pay such a dividend going more »

  • Telecom Service Industry an Attractive Investment Opportunity

    By Hussain Asghar - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, VOD

    Telecom industry has merged as key driver for global economic recovery, unprecedented growth in the high speed internet and wireless segment has transformed the industry in most evolving and contested space. Research firm OVUM reported that worldwide revenues of the telecom firms were $2 trillion in 2012 nearly 2% growth on year over year basis and mobile services account for the 60% of the total revenue. The most attractive feature more »

  • Why You Should Avoid These Buggy Whip Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: FTR, PBI, RRD | Editor's Choice

    Buggy-whip technology is an old investing adage that refers to companies whose products or services have become technologically obsolete. This is an unfortunate inevitability of economic growth: technological advancement in certain industries, while a huge boost to society as a whole, means a few individual businesses will be left behind.

    In that vein, here are three stocks that have been left behind by the unstoppable force of technological advancement.

    Don more »

  • 5 Risks That This Telecom Needs to Worry About

    By William Bias - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: T, FTR, VZ

    If you’re a potential investor in telecommunications company Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) you may find the allure of a 10% dividend yield drawing you in. However, if you look at the risk section of the company’s form 10-K you will find five risks that may give you pause in your consideration for investment.

    Market shift away from landline service

    The very first risk listed in Frontier’s risk more »

  • Beware of High Dividend Yields?

    By William Bias - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: T, FTR, VZ

    When investing for income, a high dividend yield may look tempting. However, the dividend yield may reside in the stratosphere for a reason. The stock price could have taken a beating due to fundamental degradation. A dividend cut may simply lag due to the fact that the board doesn’t want to send such an obvious negative signal to markets highlighting its troubles.

    The double digit dividend yield

    Telecommunications company more »

  • An Insider Just Bought This High Dividend Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, PBI, RRD, XRX

    Mark Wright, an executive vice president at Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a business mail services company, directly acquired 15,000 shares of his company's stock on June 6 at an average price of $14.43 per share. We follow insider purchases because we think that insiders should purchase stock primarily when they are more confident than usual in the company’s prospects; at other times, it is rational for more »

  • A Look at the Dividends of 3 Telecom Stocks

    By Anthony Parsons - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, WIN

    This article will take a look at three companies in the telecom sector. Recent dividend cuts by these companies will be presented. It will also analyze whether or not they can maintain and eventually grow their dividends. Furthermore, it will present a case that these companies have shown a recent history of cutting dividends and a weak ability to maintain their dividends compared to the leaders in the sector.

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  • Improving Your Portfolio by Knowing What to Avoid

    By Phillip Woolgar - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CNE, FTR, PBI

    Identifying which stocks to avoid will help you weed out the duds and hone in on stellar performers. To complete that task, I investigate the same information that I do when deciding to purchase a growth stock. However, the directions that I look for in each of my criteria is different. Let's investigate some indicators that will help you determine the type of stocks to avoid. While these aren more »

  • Insider Report: Frontier Communications Set To Move Higher

    By Brian Gorban - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: T, FTR, WIN

    Insider buying is widely followed due to the fact that insiders, like investors, buy shares for the same reason: their belief the stock will move higher. Below is a well followed company that recently had a large insider purchase and has me looking deeper whether or not it makes for a sound investment? As a caveat, please only consider this as a starting point in your investment research as these more »

  • How Safe are the Three Largest Dividend Yields in the S&P 500?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, WIN

    The benefits of dividend investing are well known.

    Companies with high dividend yields can offer both protection and support in any market environment. In a falling market solid dividends can reduce a portfolio's losses and in a rising market, such as today's, a strong yield can be used to improve performance and offset inflation while interest rates are low.

    The question is, can the largest dividend yields in more »

  • I Wish it Were Simple

    By Chad Henage - May 25, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, VZ, WIN

    Sometimes it's hard to know whether to hold a stock, buy more, or sell it. You have to look at the company's performance, remind yourself of why you bought the stock in the first place, and then see if anything has materially changed. This is sort of where I am with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL). On the one hand, the company had to cut its dividend, but they also more »

  • What Matters Most for Frontier Communications?

    By Chad Henage - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, VZ, WIN

    When I look at an earnings report, I'm usually trying to find some positives and negatives that I can take away. Ideally the report would confirm the company outperforming their peers across the board and showing good growth. That outcome doesn't occur often, and more often than not, there are a few worries to go along with a few positives. Such is the case with Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTRmore »)

  • 5 Signs This Business Is Slowly Dying

    By Chad Henage - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: T, CTL, FTR, WIN

    Sometimes picking stocks comes down to avoiding a “too good to be true” scenario. Investors in Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) need a little reality check. The stock's current yield of 11.43% looks very appealing, but a good yield in a dying business is a sure recipe for disaster.

    Who's Buying This?
    In the last year, Windstream's stock has been as low as about $8, and as high more »

  • Hedge Fund Y/Cap Management’s Top Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: BP, FCX, FTR, RLGY, SDRL

    Y/Cap Management is a business unit of Yield Capital Partners, which was founded by Richard Haydon in 2009. As might be inferred from the name of its parent, Y/Cap often invests in income stocks on the theory that structural factors in the market will lead to return on equities coming predominantly in the form of dividends as opposed to capital gains. The fund has also taken large positions more »

  • Hedge Fund Adage Capital Management’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: AWI, PLCE, FTR, MDVN, WBC

    The most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year, according to our research on 13F filings. We think that this is because small cap stocks, which we define as those between $1 billion and $5 billion in market capitalization, receive less attention from large institutional investors such as mutual funds and so are more likely to more »

  • 3 Stocks You Should Short Sell

    By Phillip Woolgar - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: BAN, FTR, PBI

    Shorting a stock can be the best investment decision to provide some stability to your portfolio. Right now, I am comfortable with the six stocks I own -- with two large caps and four small caps. But, it's time to take my holdings to the next level and do something that will help recession-proof my buys. I keep one short position, amounting to approximately 20% of my portfolio.

    In looking more »

  • Hedge Fund Adage Capital Management’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AWI, PLCE, FTR, MDVN, WBC

    The most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year, according to our research on 13F filings (learn more about hedge funds' small cap picks). We think that this is because small cap stocks, which we define as those between $1 billion and $5 billion in market capitalization, receive less attention from large institutional investors such as more »

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