Sprint Nextel

  • A Company With the Potential to Deliver Higher Return

    By Regan Barua - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    Introduction
    Telecommunication giant, AT&T (NYSE: T) reported revenue of $32.1 billion for the 2Q' 13, which was an increase of approximately $719 million on a quarter-over-quarter basis. Further, it expects to generate an additional revenue of $66.57 billion in the 2H of the current year. Let's see the different initiatives that will enable it to generate its guidance revenue of $130 billion for 2013. (calculations: last more »

  • Which Wireless Stock Should You Add to Your Portfolio?

    By Marie Palumbo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: T, LEAP, S, VZ

    The wireless industry was in the news quite a bit in recent weeks. From Softbank’s acquisition of Sprint (NYSE: S) to AT&T’s (NYSE: T) purchase of Leap Wireless (NASDAQ: LEAP) and Verizon’s (NYSE: VZ) iPhone woes, the industry is busy. Big wireless firms are getting bigger, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to worry about a heavily-concentrated wireless industry.

    Amidst all of the commotion, which more »

  • 3 Companies Trying to Regain Their Focus

    By Marie Palumbo - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CHK, S

    “Lose your focus, lose your shirt,” is what my marketing professor used to say. When a company focuses on what it does best, it stays lean and beats all competitors. Yet all too often, a successful company begins to grow fat.

    It gets distracted by new products or services and starts buying up noncore assets. Those extras divert funds away from growing the company’s profitable core specialties. That’s more »

  • A Few More Reasons Why This Stock Was Unfairly Punished

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BRCM, CHL, S

    In the previous part of this post, I’d explained why the Street was overly negative about Broadcom’s (NASDAQ: BRCM) second-quarter performance and the accompanying outlook. The weakness around its mobile and wireless business, which makes up 46% of the top line, seemed overblown. But what seemed completely ignored in analysts’ opinions about Broadcom was the strength in its remaining 54% of the business.

    Broadcom doesn’t live and more »

  • From a Sprint to a Walk?

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: T, DISH, S

    Billionaire Bill Einhorn of Greenlight capital has recognized the slowdown in Sprint Nextel's (NYSE: S) rise to fame. The stock is up over 60% during the past two years. Per his recently released 2Q investor letter, Einhorn announced that his hedge fund was exiting its long position in Sprint. At the end of 1Q, Einhorn's Greenlight owned 21.5 million shares. 

    Einhorn notes that...

     

    Worth noting, there are more »

  • Sprint Story About Time-Value of Money

    By Dana Blankenhorn - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, T, S

    Earlier this month Sprint-Nextel became Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S), with Softbank completing its acquisition of 72% of the shares at $7.65/each.

    The remaining shares are now worth under $6, following announcement of yet-another loss, yet Deutsche Bank has a “buy” rating on the stock. 

    Are they crazy? Let's find out.

    Sprint's Strategy and Assets

    What Sprint has now that it didn't have before is a more »

  • A Few Solid Reasons Why This Stock Should Be in Your Portfolio

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, S, XLNX | Editor's Choice

    Having a well-diversified semiconductor company in your portfolio can help your returns improve. Why? Because semiconductors are the basic building blocks of a number of things around us, ranging from a tiny calculator to an aircraft, and so, having a company which makes chips that are sold to various end-markets is a good idea.

    One such company is Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX), which makes programmable chips that are used across various more »

  • Which of these 3 Phone Firms Should You Avoid?

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    Telecommunications is a tricky field with high operating expenses that can leave companies drowning in red ink. While providing service to phone users may appear as easy as allowing them to access a network, technological advancements and servicing new markets continually require a lot of capital. 

    Out of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) and AT&T (NYSE: T), Sprint has a very different balance sheet than the more »

  • A Smartphone Play You Would Regret Missing

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, T, S, TQNT

    If TriQuint Semiconductor’s (NASDAQ: TQNT) second-quarter report was a litmus test, then the company passed it with flying colors. After a string of disappointments over the past year or so, TriQuint had promised investors that it would deliver a profitable year in 2013 when it released its first-quarter results three months back, which were terrible to say the least.

    So, TriQuint needed to call for a solid outlook this more »

  • Will T-Mobile “Jump” Over Competitors?

    By Evan Buck - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, TMUS, VZ

    T-Mobile US (NYSE: TMUS), the “un-carrier” cell phone company, has just announced an interesting temporary plan to allow qualified customers to buy a new phone with zero money down. This comes after T-Mobile rolled out the new “JUMP” (just upgrade my phone) program, which supposedly gives customers more flexibility in trading in their old phone for a new phone.

    Will T-Mobile’s unorthodox tactics make the company “JUMP” over its more »

  • Telecom's Big Three: Room for Growth?

    By Bill Edson - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    The 'Big Three' of the wireless carrier world, AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Sprint (NYSE: S)have each in turn fallen from the media's graces this year. 

    Last month, Verizon customers were fuming over the recent revelation that the company was dutifully turning over customer phone records in compliance with government orders. It was also reported that AT&T's second-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings per share more »

  • Is This Acquisition a Game-Changer?

    By usman iftikhar - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: S, TEF, VOD

    Day by day competition in the telecom sector is getting stronger, forcing providers to change the scope of their operations.

    Although the industry is heading towards its maturity there is still room for the players to expand their businesses. To ensure their survival, the players in the industry are either making investments in cloud computing and mobile Long Term Evolution (LTE) or acquiring  rivals to provide diversified product mixes that more »

  • How Do These Phone Companies Line Up?

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    Making the decision about which phone company is best for you to invest in depends on a few factors. First, it is important that the company is able to attractively price its services. Second, the firm needs to offer quality connectivity. Third, the company needs to be innovative. Let's see where these three businesses line up.

    Sprint finishes takeover

    Now that Sprint (NYSE: S) has finished its nearly $22 more »

  • Is This the End of the Regional Phone Company?

    By John McKenna - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, TMUS, USM, VZ

    After being foiled in its bid to grab T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) for $39 billion in 2011, AT&T (NYSE: T) bounced back this year to acquire cell carrier Leap Wireless for $1.2 billion, at $15/share. While not as jaw-dropping as the first proposal, its smaller size will be easier to clear with FCC regulators, who raised anti-trust concerns with the larger deal, and will give AT&T a more »

  • Verizon Stands Tall Amidst Rising Competition

    By Rajesh Marwah - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: S, TMUS, VZ

    Verizon (NYSE: VZ) reported another strong quarter driven by the growing strength of its wireless business despite the rising competition. The carrier posted a double digit growth in its operating income in the second quarter of 2013 compared to last year’s figure. Verizon was the first national carrier to invest in building the 4G LTE network to serve the growing demand for data consumption. This seems to be paying more »

  • Softbank Armors Sprint to Fight Its Wireless Rivals

    By Rajesh Marwah - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, TMUS

    The three-way merger involving Softbank, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Clearwire has finally been completed. The third largest U.S. carrier is now under the control of the Japanese telecom player, which owns a 78% stake in the carrier through its $21.6 billion cash-and-stock takeover. Softbank finally managed to clear all hurdles including its months of battle with satellite TV provider Dish Network, which also had its eyes on Sprint more »

  • Should You Put Telecom Stocks on Hold?

    By David Mercer - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    How should you "call" telecom stocks? Should investors answer or hang up? Clearly, each company has advantages and disadvantages. By analyzing them you'll be become cognizant of the risks / rewards of telecom investing. In particular, the sector is interesting to income investors seeking tax-advantaged alternatives to bonds. However, the challenge with utilities is they're highly regulated and thus their profits capped. This constraint limits upside, which hampers your more »

  • AT&T: Better Equipped to Face the Competition

    By Awais Iqbal - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: T, LEAP, S

    With every passing day, as the competition gets stronger, more and more companies are looking to integrate with other similar companies offering complementary product mixes. One reason could be that time is money, and by the time these companies organically develop themselves to offer what others are providing, it may be too late. Hence, acquisitions have started to take place more than ever. Recently, AT&T (NYSE: T) acquired Leap more »

  • Should You Leap Into Action With AT&T?

    By Mark Morelli - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: T, LEAP, S, VZ, VOD

    In another sign of the continuing consolidation in the telecommunications industry, AT&T (NYSE: T) recently indicated that it wants to scoop up the much smaller Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP).

    The Goliath vs. David deal will probably benefit long-suffering Leap investors. The stock price had been on a downward spiral until a reversal occurred on news of the potential acquisition. While the company has been signing up new more »

  • Verizon’s Expansive 4G Rollout Gives It an Edge in Video Streaming Business

    By Lennox Yieke - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    As far as 4G LTE goes, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is the top U.S carrier. It has managed to follow through on a momentous rollout in more than 500 markets and is only rivaled by AT&T (NYSE: T), though still remotely (for now). In view of this, AT&T is working around the clock to bridge the evident gap between itself and Verizon. As of this writing, it is more »

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