Verizon Communications, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • Canada's Big 3 Wireless Providers Show Value

    By William Alder - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU, VZ

    There have been rumors that Verizon (NYSE: VZ) might enter the Canadian market. Those rumors gained steam in May this year when reports resurfaced that Verizon’s wireless arm was considering a purchase of Wind Mobile, a small wireless company with around 600,000 subscribers. The likelihood of Verizon taking over Wind Mobile appears weak. Despite this, the news has artificially depressed the price of Canada’s largest wireless providers more »

  • Outerwall: Not Your Parents’ Coinstar

    By Matthew Luke - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, OUTR, SBUX, VZ

    Just last month, Coinstar changed its name to Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) in a move that was symbolic of the many changes that have taken place over the years (especially the past year). The company, initially known for its more than 19,000 Coinstar machines, and later for the 36,000 Redbox DVD rental kiosks, has begun the process of becoming so much more than that. From internet video streaming and more »

  • What Internet Service Provider is right for you?

    By Wes Patoka - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CHTR, VZ, WIN

    Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have a lot of infrastructure to maintain, especially at the rate of data consumption today’s consumer has. Internet Service Providers are able to build the networks, and charge users a monthly fee to access content.

    The fastest type of Internet networking uses optical fiber optic, and with costs of fiber coming down, ISPs are thankful. However, some ISPs have better bang for their buck when more »

  • Verizon's Effect on the Canadian Telecom Industry

    By Erik MacLennan - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU, VZ

    For decades, the telecom giants of Canada have had it easy. Together they control the prices, charging whatever they please. Startups that grow too large are quickly bought, like in the case of Fido Solutions, a growing competitor that was bought by Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) in 2004. Among the startup companies, Wind Mobile and Mobilicity have been the subject of large news for the industry. Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZmore »)

  • Which Telecom Business Should You Invest In?

    By Anh HOANG - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: AMX, T, VZ

    As the top executives of corporations often possess much more knowledge about the industry and the companies they are running, I often pay close attention to insider transactions. However, insiders might buy or sell stocks for a lot of reasons, including personal expenses or even just to create noise in the market. Thus, investors should look at the business fundamentals, along with the insider transactions to determine the attractiveness of more »

  • Keeping America’s Internet Addiction Fed

    By Wes Patoka - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: NFLX, VZ, WIN

    ISPs have a lot of infrastructure to maintain, especially at the rate of data consumption today’s consumer has. Internet Service Providers are able to build the networks, and charge users a monthly fee to access content. The fastest type of internet today is fiber optic based, and with costs of fiber coming down, ISPs are thankful. However, some ISPs have better bang for their buck when it comes to more »

  • Could Rogers Outbid Verizon for Canadian Cellphones?

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BCE, RCI, TU, VZ

    Canada's "Big 3" look poised to fight back against Verizon Communications(NYSE: VZ) interest to purchase Wind Mobile and Mobilicity. If it went through, the Verizon deal would blow the roof off of the Canadian cellphone companies' three-bedroom glass house.

    Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) is one of the three Canadian companies that controls 90% of the nation's cellphones. That market share is gradually decreasing, however, and will do more »

  • Are the Phone Giants Attractive Investments?

    By Ryan Peckyno - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: T, TEF, TKC, VZ

    Recently there has been a lot of chatter about telecom companies -- both domestic and international.  The majority of analysts, though, tend to rate our two largest telecom companies, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T (NYSE: T) as a Hold.  And they seem more skeptical about some of the large international telecom companies. 

    In full disclosure, a few years ago, I owned shares in both Verizon and AT&T, but I more »

  • Analysts Are Wrong About Canada's Big 3 Telecoms

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: RCI, TU, VZ

    Prices for mobile phone plans in Canada have decreased by 13% since last year, putting the potential profits of Canadian telecommunications providers into question.

    The Industry Canada and the CRTC commissioned the study, which investigated common phone packages that include voice, call display, text and voice mail. Another study, completed by Wall Communications, said prices for smartphone plans including data fell by about 5%. That study stated competition from other more »

  • Does AT&T Provide the Ultimate Net Payout Yield?

    By Mark Holder - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: T, CTL, VZ

    After another quarter of reporting huge stock buybacks, does AT&T (NYSE: T) provide the ultimate net payout yield (NPY)? The telecommunications, and specifically domestic wireless, giant already pays a 5% dividend yield and is now offering a huge buyback yield following a year of buying massive amounts of its own stock.

    For those not familiar, the NPY yield is the combination of the forward dividend yield and the trailing more »

  • Verizon and AT&T: Capital Expenditures Create Problems

    By Alexander Cho - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: T, MSFT, VZ

    Telecommunication companies can be a pretty tough read. Many wonder how AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) are able to trade at fairly high valuations despite the flat net income growth.

    History of telecoms

    Source: Ycharts

    Verizon and AT&T have to report depreciation as an expense. This results in falling net income. Telecom operators have to invest in cell towers that offer different frequencies. Over the past more »

  • Late to the Cloud Party

    By Ryan Gilbert - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ORCL, VZ

    The cloud networking boom has been a huge growth driver for many businesses since the late 1990s, when cloud computing was first introduced. Since then, there's been many different strategies for investment. The development aspect of cloud computing is where a lot of investors chase profits, but what about companies that are providing a seamless transition for business clients? Analyzing two companies that work on each end of the more »

  • Is Frontier The Best Dividend Stock In The Telecom Sector?

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, VZ

    The telecom Industry is one of the most attractive places to invest for income investors. There are some of the best dividend payers operating in this sector. The recent trend has lead industry players to adjust their product portfolio moving towards high growth segments such as cloud computing. As a result, dividend paying capacity of these companies should be better in the future. However, strong demand brings with it tough more »

  • U.S. Company Invading The Great White North

    By Robert Palmer - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: ROG, TU, VZ

    The big three

    The three largest telecom companies Bell (NYSE: BCE), Telus (Toronto: T) and Rogers (Toronto: RCI-B.TO) all experienced a dip in share prices last quarter. Shares for Rogers and Telus dropped 9 percent and  shares for Bell dropped 5 percent.  What was the reason for the share drop off? Bidding talks with Verizon for two Canadian wireless providers was the cause. The possible arrival of Verizon (NYSE more »

  • AT&T and Verizon: The Results Are In

    By Wes Patoka - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: T, GOOG, VZ

    AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) just reported 2Q earnings, and these two telecommunication giants are telling similar stories to us all.

    Costs are half of the equation

    AT&T reported that the expenses associated with higher smartphone selections by its customers drove net income down 2.1% this quarter. However, the higher revenue for each smartphone should offset the increased costs over time.

    Rising revenue is more »

  • 3 Telecom Stocks For Attractive Dividends

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: T, VZ, VOD, WIN

    Note: This article initially stated Windstream had cut their dividend, they didn't. This article has been amended.

    The telecommunication industry is a in a constant state of flux with broadband and wireless technologies radically transforming the industry dynamics. The US alone has a wireless penetration rate of 95%, with telecom companies eager to capitalize on these high growth figures. 

    In this battle of technology, three companies emerge to the 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 »

  • China Mobile Gets the Best of Both Worlds

    By Ryan Gilbert - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: T, CHL, VZ

    AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) are the biggest telecommunications players this side of the Pacific. Previous years of investment and development in new technologies have paid off in a big way. The phone and telephone providers are paying out huge 4-5% dividends and have promising leads to keep growing revenue in the future.

    These two companies pale in growth and value to China Mobile (NYSE: CHLmore »)

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