United States Cellular Corp

  • Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold

    By Mark Yagalla - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, DISH, TMUS, USM

    Now that Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) CEO Charlie Ergen has lost out on both Sprint and Clearwire, everyone is wondering what his next move will be. Chances are he's following the adage of “revenge is a dish best served cold,” which means that he's calculating his next move. There's also the saying that “everything happens for a reason” and that a bigger and more exciting opportunity awaits 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 »

  • 4 Special Dividend Situations Worth Putting on Your Radar

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, IQNT, MAIN, USM

    For some investors, dividends act as a small bonus one receives every quarter for being a loyal shareholder, while others use a company’s distributions as a strategy and investment in and of itself; discover one market-beating strategy here.

    When a company has extra cash on its balance sheet or wishes to distribute its income in a one-time event to shareholders (often for tax reasons), they will announce special dividends more »

  • US Cellular Relies on Home Phone Markets?

    By Jeremiah Feliciano - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, USM, VZ

    US Cellular (NYSE: USM) seems to be angling for a successful service portfolio in the domestic market, with a series of innovative products and services in the recent past. In less than a month, the Board of Directors of United States Cellular Corporation made a remarkable dividend declaration. This would leave its shareholders with a $5.75 per common share for all shareholders registered as per June 11, 2013. This more »

  • Is This Wireless Provider a Good Speculative Play?

    By Bob Chandler - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: LEAP, S, TDS, USM

    The landscape is changing for wireless providers. These firms are finding that they need new avenues for growth as the number of unallied customers within the industry dwindles. Combining assets has been a popular strategy.

    The recent merger between MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA is a recent example. T-Mobile realized it needed to find a way to increase its user base and available spectrum after a takeover bid by AT&T more »

  • Small Wireless Players Get Squeezed But Consolidation Still Far

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: T, LEAP, TMUS, USM

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  • Sprint Adding More Spectrum to Gain Softbank’s Confidence

    By Rajesh Marwah - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: CLWR, S, USM

    The third largest US wireless provider Sprint (NYSE: S), on Wednesday expressed its intention of buying U.S. Cellular's (NYSE: USM) service areas in the Midwest. The Kansas carrier agreed to purchase U.S. Cellular’s subscribers and spectrum license in the Midwest for $480 million. As wireless data speed is gaining more and more importance, smaller carriers such MetroPCS, Leap Wireless and U.S. Cellular, are finding it more »

  • Can Investors Hear Verizon Now

    By Ryan Guenette - September 7, 2012 | Tickers: T, S, TMUS, USM, VZ

    In this volatile economic market, investors are in search of steady and sustainable companies that offer steadfast income. The European Union is anticipated by many to be on the cliff of destruction. The United States economy is recovering, yet at a pace well south of what was previously expected. China is now realizing their growth rate is unsustainable, and is preparing for a “soft landing.” Ben Bernanke may now be more »

  • Does AT&T have Enough Spectrum?

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 19, 2012 | Tickers: T, LEAP, S, USM, VZ

    The telecommunications industry is witnessing quite a lot of actions these days, starting from the active M&A scenario, new wireless pricing, introduction of tier-based data usage, to the opportunities lying in connected cars and the FCC’s management of the spectrum crunch. But the top issue that the industry faces is the spectrum tight situation which needs to be fixed at the earliest.

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  • Top Four Regional Wireless Companies to Watch Out Amid Spectrum Crunch

    By Debdulal Banerjee - May 21, 2012 | Tickers: CLWR, LEAP, S, TMUS, USM

    Thanks to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the $210 billion wireless telecom industry, engulfed by the acute spectrum crunch, might see some light three years hence (Read: Given the spectrum sharing proposal takes place). But till then, the future remains as it is now – telecom majors’ consolidating efforts to access huge unused spectrum tucked under the sleeves of smaller players – and smaller players’ unending efforts to survive in the industry more »