Windstream Corp

  • Dissecting Debt

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, CL, WIN

    Debt can be toxic and helpful. There is nothing wrong with using leverage to improve returns, as long as this leverage is sustainable. Foolish investors should avoid investing in companies with lots of debt as they can be very dangerous. However, if a company's debt is sustainable, and it has only borrowed heavily to increase returns then investors can rest easy.

    So, here I am going to dissect the 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 »

  • 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 »

  • These Tech Firms Should Proceed with Caution

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: ARUN, SBAC, WIN

    Technology firms are among the most competitive stocks to own. That competition has many of these businesses making acquisitions in an effort to stay ahead of the game. Too much growth can negatively affect a company's returns to investors, since dipping into cash flow takes its toll on the company's earnings per share and dividends. The following three companies represent businesses that are expanding, but knowing which firms 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 »

  • Investment in Windstream Appears to Be a No-Brainer

    By William Alder - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, WIN

    Note: This article has been amended to better reflect Windstream's dividend scenario.

    Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) has paid an annual dividend of $1 per share every year starting in 2007. Most recently it announced a $0.25 quarterly dividend with its first quarter earnings report in May of this year. But there are reasons to be concerned with the company’s ability to continue to pay such a dividend going more »

  • A Look at the Dividends of 3 Telecom Stocks

    By Anthony Parsons - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, WIN

    This article will take a look at three companies in the telecom sector. Recent dividend cuts by these companies will be presented. It will also analyze whether or not they can maintain and eventually grow their dividends. Furthermore, it will present a case that these companies have shown a recent history of cutting dividends and a weak ability to maintain their dividends compared to the leaders in the sector.

    The more »

  • 3 High-Dividend Companies to Buy

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: NRP, OAK, WIN

    Companies that pay high dividends are always popular among income investors, and why not? In the current environment of low interest rates, investors are attracted to dividend-paying companies. Here are three companies with a high dividend yield, and a look at why they've all got sufficient income opportunities to continue providing high returns to stockholders.

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  • Insider Report: Frontier Communications Set To Move Higher

    By Brian Gorban - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: T, FTR, WIN

    Insider buying is widely followed due to the fact that insiders, like investors, buy shares for the same reason: their belief the stock will move higher. Below is a well followed company that recently had a large insider purchase and has me looking deeper whether or not it makes for a sound investment? As a caveat, please only consider this as a starting point in your investment research as these more »

  • This High Yielding Telecom Company Has Good Growth Prospects

    By Piyush Arora - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, VZ, WIN

    A company with consistent cash flow and stable dividend payouts usually makes it to most of the income portfolios. It earns a reputation of sustainable payouts, and the Street loves the company for it. But when the same company announces a dividend cut, the Street punishes it severely. Such has been the case with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), which witnessed a 23% plunge in its share price shortly after management announced more »

  • This Stock Is Cheaper and Safer than Its Peers

    By Mark Lin - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: ELNK, TWTC, WIN

    In recent years, I have seen a trend of analysts shunning asset–heavy stocks for their more efficient counterparts. However, investors should not confuse capital inefficiencies with competitive advantages derived from assets. Asset intensive companies also typically face less threats from substitute products and the entry of new competitors. EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), a domestic IT services, network and communications company, belongs to this category of companies with a significant network more »

  • Avoid these Two Giants, but Buy Wal-Mart

    By siraj sarwar - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, WMT, WIN

    With interest rates near zero, investors have been desperately seeking strong yields. Investors are moving toward high-yielding stocks as an alternative to bonds, but they need to do in-depth research before initiating any position in any stocks. The recent plunge in the economy as well as new emerging markets have forced many companies to cut or sustain similar dividends. These cuts in dividends mean that companies are not able to more »

  • How Safe are the Three Largest Dividend Yields in the S&P 500?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, WIN

    The benefits of dividend investing are well known.

    Companies with high dividend yields can offer both protection and support in any market environment. In a falling market solid dividends can reduce a portfolio's losses and in a rising market, such as today's, a strong yield can be used to improve performance and offset inflation while interest rates are low.

    The question is, can the largest dividend yields in more »

  • Stocks for the Dividend Investor, Part 2; High Yield

    By Rupert Hargreaves - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: AGNC, NLY, WIN

    In part one of this series I looked at some solid dividend paying stocks with a rich history that will provide a solid backbone to any portfolio. In this part I am going to look at the high yielding dividend stocks that offer above average returns but significantly higher risk.

    High yield comes with high risk by its very nature, and with the whole market bouncing around new highs every more »

  • I Wish it Were Simple

    By Chad Henage - May 25, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, VZ, WIN

    Sometimes it's hard to know whether to hold a stock, buy more, or sell it. You have to look at the company's performance, remind yourself of why you bought the stock in the first place, and then see if anything has materially changed. This is sort of where I am with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL). On the one hand, the company had to cut its dividend, but they also more »

  • What Matters Most for Frontier Communications?

    By Chad Henage - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: CTL, FTR, VZ, WIN

    When I look at an earnings report, I'm usually trying to find some positives and negatives that I can take away. Ideally the report would confirm the company outperforming their peers across the board and showing good growth. That outcome doesn't occur often, and more often than not, there are a few worries to go along with a few positives. Such is the case with Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTRmore »)

  • 5 Signs This Business Is Slowly Dying

    By Chad Henage - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: T, CTL, FTR, WIN

    Sometimes picking stocks comes down to avoiding a “too good to be true” scenario. Investors in Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) need a little reality check. The stock's current yield of 11.43% looks very appealing, but a good yield in a dying business is a sure recipe for disaster.

    Who's Buying This?
    In the last year, Windstream's stock has been as low as about $8, and as high more »

  • Is Gigabit Fiber Here?

    By Rhett Holechek - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, T, CTL, CSCO, EXTR, GOOG, JNPR, VZ, WIN

    The US has been behind countries like South Korea, Japan, and Sweden, for too long when it comes to very high speed Internet - the kind of speeds that only fiber can bring.  The current holy grail of Internet speed is gigabit (1,024 megabits per second).  Imagine streaming everything to your house without buffering, choppiness, and all-around unpleasantness.  That is what gigabit promises and delivers.  However, most cannot get it more »

  • 4 Dividend Stocks: 3 to Buy and 1 to Sell

    By siraj sarwar - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: EXC, SYY, TGT, WIN

    Investors intent on pursuing high dividend stocks must be careful to only select those that can sustain such payments over time. For a company to accomplish this, it must have good income statements, strong balance sheets and consistent cash flows. In this article, I picked three companies that have been delivering consistently growing returns and one struggling company to avoid.

    These three companies have strong financial statements to support consistently more »

  • 4 Dividend Stocks: 3 to Buy and 1 to Sell

    By siraj sarwar - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: EXC, SYY, TGT, WIN

    Investors intent on pursuing high dividend stocks must be careful to only select those that can sustain such payments over time. For a company to accomplish this, it must have good income statements, strong balance sheets and consistent cash flows. In this article, I picked three companies that have been delivering consistently growing returns and one struggling company to avoid.

    These three companies have strong financial statements to support consistently more »

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