• Buy These High Performing Companies This Month

    By Shweta Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: HTZ, OIBR, SBAC

    An upsurge in the stock price of a company indicates high performance and strong growth prospects. These companies are financially strong and provide good returns to investors. In this article, I have picked two such companies from the rental and leasing sector, which provided more than 35% in returns last year to investors. Both companies are large cap companies expanding to increase their market presence. Are these companies capable of more »

  • The Message Is Not Important, Yields Are

    By Damian Illia - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, OIBR, VIP

    As distances shorten and cables grow longer, the size of the message is ever less an issue. Holding longer conversations on the phone became worldwide reality. Communications companies CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)VimpelCom (NASDAQ: VIP), and Oi (NYSE: OIBR) found success in their domestic markets and have looked at the international arena for more.

    Communications Int’l Stock #1

    Around February, 2013, CenturyLink cut dividends for the first time in 40 more »

  • The Great Telephone Operators of Brazil: Which Ones to Buy?

    By Damian Illia - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: OIBR, VIV, TSU

    Brazil is fifth-largest mobile market in the world. As wireless penetration in Brazil is over 130%, it is important for companies to focus on efficiency rather than growth. Also, wireless revenue faces added pressure after Anatel mandated industry-wide fee cuts.

    There is a fixed-to-mobile services substitution, but internet penetration is still rather low and is expected to surge over the next few years along with economic growth. Pay television also more »

  • What Will These Communications Stocks Tell Your Portfolio?

    By Chris Hodge - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: CCOI, OIBR, TEO

    Communications are great. We're communicating right now, and hopefully you'll either get a good idea for your next acquisition or advice to stay well away from something toxic. So let's take a look at some communications companies and the stocks that track their popularity.

    Cogent Communications Group (NASDAQ: CCOI) is one of the cornerstones of the Internet. Providing Net access and data transporting as well as data more »

  • A Value Stock with High Growth

    By Ryan Peckyno - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: OIBR, PT

    A Solid Strategy

    A stock that caught my attention several months ago was Portugal Telecom (NYSE: PT).  At first glance, Portugal Telecom looked like a Strong Buy with a moderate amount of risk.  After all, according to MSN Money’s Financial Highlights, Portugal Telecom pays a dividend of more than 14%, grew revenues at more than 64%, and grew earnings at more than 217%.  Those numbers are, however, a bit more »

  • Brazil is Building Roads. Could It Be a “Bull Market”?

    By Fani Kelesidou - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: SID, GGB, OIBR, VIV, TSU

    In an effort to boost the domestic economy, Brazil decided to pave its way towards high growth rates by building roads and railways. For the full year of 2012, Brazil's GDP growth is estimated to be less than 2 percent, the lowest annual performance since 2009. Brazil's need to modernize the economy is urgent, and infrastructure improvement might be a catalyst. After all, the 2014 football World Cup more »

  • You Can’t Miss this Telecom Company

    By Piyush Arora - September 7, 2012 | Tickers: OIBR, PT, TSU, VOD

    Global telecom companies have diversified their operations globally, which reduces their operational risk. While diversification is good for the portfolio, it also reduces the rewards, which makes it tougher for the telecom giants to globally stage their turnaround. It is for this reason that spotting high growth opportunities is difficult. Portugal Telecom (NYSE: PT) is one company that had its operations limited to Portugal. The company started diversifying its operations more »

  • Time for the World Cup!

    By Matthew Luke - August 15, 2012 | Tickers: AKO-A, BUD, ARCO, KO, AKO-B, JNJ, MCD, OIBR, SNE, V, YGE

    With the London Olympic Games now behind us, I am already starting to look ahead to the next major worldwide sports competition. That next event would be the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted by Brazil. The World Cup will begin on June 12, 2014. While the start of the World Cup is nearly two full years away, ticket sales will likely go on sale in a few months. Never too early to start your World Cup plans, as well as consider some of the stock market implications.

  • Investing in Brazil's Exploding Telecom Sector

    By Tony Daltorio - June 18, 2012 | Tickers: AMX, MELI, OIBR, VIV, TSU

    Brazil faces an infrastructure crunch thanks to two upcoming major sporting events, the 2014 World Cup for soccer and the Summer Olympics in 2016.

    The expected huge influx of travelers will put unprecedented strain on all of Brazil's inadequate infrastructure including roads, airports, hotels and telecommunications. The country's telecoms network is already under a strain as Brazil is one of the world's fastest growing telecommunications markets thanks more »