Sprint Nextel

  • Is This Stock Still the Best Telecom Opportunity?

    By Brian Nichols - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    For more than a year, no one was more bullish on Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) than myself. In 2012, I chose Sprint as my “Value of the Year” and then stood by that decision as the stock hovered at $2.3 for the first five months of the year. However, like any good investor, reassessing a position is vital to any sustained success. Therefore, is Sprint still presenting the best more »

  • Did Leap Wireless Get a Fair Price From AT&T?

    By Anh HOANG - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: T, LEAP, S

    Investors of Leap Wireless International (NASDAQ: LEAP) must be quite happy, as the company soared by 109% to nearly $16.70 per share in one day. The bullish momentum was due to the buyout announcement from AT&T (NYSE: T), which said that it would acquire Leap Wireless for around $15 per share, for a total transaction value of $1.19 billion. Is a $15 per share a good offer more »

  • Should You Buy on This Opening Bid?

    By Brian Nichols - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: T, LEAP, S

    Leap Wireless (NASDAQ: LEAP) exploded with gains of 117% during Friday’s afterhours trading, once AT&T (NYSE: T) disclosed that it will be paying $1.18 billion for Leap’s equity and is assuming its $2.8 billion in debt.

    While many are trying to understand the implications of this acquisition, I am looking to determine if it’s a good deal, and how it benefits AT&T.

    Is more »

  • This Stock Has Multiple Catalysts, but Should You Buy?

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: ADTN, T, S

    It seems like some investors are really confident about telecom gear maker ADTRAN’s (NASDAQ: ADTN) prospects. While the stock fell close to 7% after the company’s second-quarter results as it expressed concerns over the gross margin performance of its European business, the bulls were back the next day and ADTRAN recovered to some extent, probably on the back of the company’s optimism regarding improvement in its end more »

  • Sprint Looks To The M2M Sector For Growth

    By Adetokunbo Abiola - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    In the dynamic world of machine-to-machine (M2M) sector, many companies search for  partners. The market is growing. As it expands, the competition increases. So companies need partners to weather the storm. In this article, I will examine Sprint’s (NYSE: S) partnership initiatives in the M2M sector and how they could lead to increased revenue gain for the company in future.


    Reports said Sprint is partnering M2M system integrator more »

  • The Return of the MVNO

    By Nick Chiu - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: T, CLWR, S

    A mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, is a wireless communications services provider that does not own the radio spectrum or wireless network infrastructure. Instead, MVNOs sign an agreement with a mobile network operator, or MNO, to obtain bulk access to its network's services at wholesale rates, then resell the services. MVNOs need to focus on marketing and sales while providing customer service and billing support systems.

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  • Sprint’s Acquisition Triangle: A Stronger Future Together?

    By Awais Iqbal - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: T, CLWR, S, VZ

    In today’s time when competition turns fiercer day by day, one way that big companies are trying to deal with this situation is by buying other smaller players to strengthen their market positions and to take advantage of their competitive edges. Recently, after being partially acquired by SoftBank, Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) took one step further by acquiring Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR).

    Sprint – its core business

    Sprint offers a range more »

  • Which of These 3 Telecoms Should You Dial Up?

    By Justin Pope - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    Telecom companies are generally quite generous with their shareholders. Let's look into three major U.S. telecom companies to find out which rises above the rest. As you can see, the majority of the US mobile phone market is controlled by Verizon (NYSE: VZ), AT&T (NYSE: T), and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S).


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    There are various ways to evaluate a company's price. The most common format of more »

  • Sell AT&T and Verizon: Sprint Has an Overwhelming Advantage

    By Alexander Cho - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    So now we all know that Sprint (NYSE: S) is going to be bought out by SoftBank, and that Sprint will also buy out Clearwire. The super company has been formed, so let’s find out how well it will be able to stack up against AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

    Economies of scale will match up

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    Source: SoftBank

    Based on this figure, it is estimated that more »

  • What Can a Top Hedge Fund's Top 2 Holdings Do For You?

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: LIFE, S, TMO

    John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager, is known for maintaining an impressive strength during the sub-prime crisis of 2008. His firm, Paulson & Co, has a market value of $17.72 billion as of March 2013. However, after the sub-prime crisis, the performance of the fund is not very impressive. Its Advantage Fund has generated an average annual return of just 4.1% in the last 5 years. Here is more »

  • After Losing Sprint Bid, What's the Next Target?

    By Mohsin Saeed - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: DISH, S, TMUS

    Dish’s (NASDAQ: DISH) attempts to acquire Clearwire and Sprint have failed. It was outbid on both occasions by Sprint and Japanese telecom giant Softbank. The company might have given up on Sprint and Clearwire, but that doesn’t mean it has given up on its telecom ambitions. There are a lot of speculations on the company’s next acquisition target. I believe that there are strong indications Dish will more »

  • Sprint Shareholders Finally Bless SoftBank-Sprint Merger

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Japanese telecom giant SoftBank finally won Sprint (NYSE: S) shareholders' approval for its biggest overseas acquisition. The eight-month-long fight with regulators and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) came to an end on June 25 when 98% of Sprint’s shareholders cast their vote in favor of the sweetened bid in the special meeting.

    The merging entities are now waiting for the go ahead signal from the Federal Communications Commission so that more »

  • 5 Ways To Play These ‘Special Situations’

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CVH, DELL, GDI, S, VMED

    Pentwater Capital Management is a hedge fund founded and managed by Matthew Halbower in 2007. He employs an event-driven investing strategy, with an equity portfolio valued at a little over $2.7 billion. During the first quarter of 2013, Halbower has made some important changes to his holdings, particularly in special situations plays. It’s important to track hedge fund sentiment because it has been found that retail investors can more »

  • Sprint Raises Clearwire Bid, What’s Next for Dish?

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Last week, Sprint (NYSE: S) sued both Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) after the latter’s board recommended Dish’s $4.40 per share proposal. Sprint has now raised its bid to $5 per share to top Dish’s proposal and end its war with the satellite provider. The sweetened bid has pleased the Clearwire board and also won the support of vocal critic investors who initially more »

  • Rethink Possible, Rethink Stable Investing

    By Ryan Guenette - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: T, CMCSA, S, TMUS, VZ

    A leading provider of telecommunications services in the United States and worldwide, AT&T (NYSE: T), has risen only 2.16% year to date, a far cry from the 11.53% return provided by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    AT&T is a leading provider of telecommunications services in the United States and worldwide. Based on market capitalization, the company is valued at $186.60 billion. The company possesses a more »

  • A Dish Best Served Short

    By Mohsin Saeed - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    During the last few months, the airwaves have been buzzing with telecom M&A news. The telecom industry is nearing its maturity, forcing cash-rich players to look for acquisitive growth instead of organic growth.

    The most fascinating acquisition struggle has been raging on in the U.S. telecom industry. The Japanese telecom giant Softbank and Dish (NASDAQ: DISH) are trying to acquire Sprint (NYSE: S). On the other hand, Dish more »

  • Verizon Must Think Long Term on Wind Mobile

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    According to recent reports, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) wants to acquire Canadian wireless telecommunications company, Wind Mobile. The company seeks to make an entry into the Canadian telecommunications industry by acquiring one of its struggling domestic players. AT&T (NYSE: T) and Britain’s Vodafone are also reported to be interested in venturing in the Canadian market. If Verizon seals the deal with Wind Mobile, this will be a return to more »

  • Dish Drops Sprint, Sets Eyes on Clearwire

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    The tug of war between Softbank and Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) finally comes to an end as the satellite provider declined to make a higher bid for Sprint (NYSE: S). After receiving Softbank’s sweetened proposal of $21.6 billion for a 78% stake in the company, Sprint asked Dish to make its best and final offer by June 18. However, Dish said that it would not revise its bid more »

  • SoftBank and Dish Network Will Buy Out Sprint, T-Mobile, and Clearwire

    By Alexander Cho - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S, TMUS

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) is well on its way to capitalizing on growth opportunities in the mobility space. The company is determined to be a participant in mobile, and I don’t blame the company as network television isn’t likely to generate substantial growth in the future. The company’s growth has stagnated, making it important for the company to be a major distributor in mobile.

    Dish buying out more »

  • Sprint, Dish, Clearwire, and SoftBank: The Saga Continues

    By RJ Towner - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S, VZ

    Key Takeaways:

    • The entire Sprint/Clearwire/Dish/SoftBank situation is very complicated.
    • We believe SoftBank’s offer makes more sense for Sprint’s near-term future.
    • However, we like the well-rounded package that a combined Sprint/Dish entity would be able to offer consumers over the long haul, and we tend to have faith in skilled managers like Dish’s CEO Ergen.
    • In any case, we think the saga will eventually more »
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