Portugal Telecom

  • Telecom and Media: A Profitable Business Partnership?

    By Vanina Egea - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, PT, VIV

    Traditional phone companies have disappeared. Telephone companies today offer wireless services, satellite television, and broadband Internet in addition to landlines. Portugal Telecom (NYSE: PT), BCE (NYSE: BCE), and VIV Telefonica Brasil (NYSE: VIV) are some of the companies active in telecom that will be looked upon to assess these expanding prospects.

    Competition immune

    Canada’s largest communications company, BCE, has recently entered the multimedia business, and its main segments are more »

  • Lesser Known Stocks With Quality Dividends

    By Nate Wooley - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: TEU, MEMP, NMM, PT, WIN

    If any of you have been paying attention to my columns over the last few months you know that I'm a big fan of dividends. When I had a brokerage a while back – before I retired from the life – I was a strong proponent that my clients maintain at least some of their investments in stocks with a high dividend yield instead of having it all in mutual funds more »

  • Dividends To Drool Over: Top 5 Yields of 2013

    By Gavin Spesock - January 26, 2013 | Tickers: MCHX, PT, WMC, WHZ

    Entering into 2013 with the financial uncertainty on the horizon it is a good time to start thinking about a few good income strategies. The idea here is to pad the pocket book thoughout the year to take the pressure off. Think of this as systematic inflow of cash set up to payout evenly through the year!

    Portugal Telecom S.A (NYSE: PT) comes in with the most generous pay 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 »

  • Calling All Yield Hunters!

    By Chad Henage - October 1, 2012 | Tickers: BCE, ORAN, PT, VOD

    Dividends have become more popular over the last few years, as investors have realized that these payouts give them protection even if the market goes down. For those who reinvest their dividends they also get the benefit of a higher effective yield over time. There are certain areas of the market where dividends are more prominent, and the telecom industry has been a mainstay for income investors for a long time. In this industry though, there is clearly a situation of the haves and the have nots. On the surface, many telecoms seem to offer very attractive payouts with some yields in the double digits. However, investors have learned with the blowup of Telefonica's dividend, that these payouts are not all created equal. That being said, there are still some very attractive dividends offered in particular in the international marketplace.

  • 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 »

  • Why This Telecom Could Be Undervalued

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 19, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, AMX, PT, TI, VIV, VIVHY.PK

    Seth Klarman, famed hedge fund manager of Baupost Group and author of the out-of-print Margin of Safety, recently disclosed its largest equity holding as Vivendi SA (NASDAQOTH: VIVHY.PK), with a stake worth an estimated $530 million at the time of purchase. Shares have been down, hence our interest in taking a look at why this company has Klarman so interested.

    Vivendi is a global telecom and media conglomerate operating more »

  • Is Corning A Good Stock To Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 21, 2012 | Tickers: GLW, PT, TEF

    Lee AinslieRichard Chilton, and John Levin have large positions in this glass company. What could possibly be exciting about a glass company, you ask? In response, we direct you to the following videos: (Disclaimer: This is not a paid advertisement for Corning (NYSE: GLW) and I do not have any relation to the Company)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkHpNnXLB0 more »

  • Catching the Spanish Flu

    By Eric Volkman - January 16, 2012 | Tickers: BBVA, SAN, GRFS, PT, TEF

    Following on the heels of our blog post about the possible fate of French American Depositary Receipts, we're turning our attention to the ADRs of Spanish and Portuguese companies. All three countries (plus six other European nations) had their sovereign debt downgraded by Standard & Poor's last week, with Portugal being particularly hard hit -- its paper was downgraded to junk status.

    The question this situation usually brings up is more »

  • 10 High Yield MidCaps Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (December 26 - January 01)

    By DividendYields - December 25, 2011 | Tickers: NLY, CBL, CIM, EPR, LRY, MFA, PGH, PWE, PT, WIN

    Dividend stocks are wonderful because they increase my cash with regular payments. One major date in relation to the payment is the ex-dividend date. If you own a stock before this date, you get the next payment. This is very interesting because in the case of a high yield stock, I can earn at least one percent in cash for a short period of investing.

    I screened stocks with ex-dividend more »

  • High-Yielding Telefonica Slashes Its Dividend

    By Tony Daltorio - December 21, 2011 | Tickers: ORAN, PT, TI, TEF, VOD

    During this time of stock market turmoil, many investors have gone on a search for more safety, for higher yielding stocks. 

    One area that some investors have sought shelter in are European telecommunications stocks, which have an average yield of roughly 8%. Among European telecom companies, one of the highest yielders is the eurozone's largest telecoms company, Spain's Telefonica S.A. ADR (NYSE: TEF) 

    Telefonica's double-digit dividend more »