32.46 +0.03 (0.09%)
After hours: 7:49PM EDT
|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||32.46 x 1800|
|Day's Range||32.40 - 32.81|
|52 Week Range||31.17 - 39.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.81|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.00 (6.04%)|
|1y Target Est||38.35|
On April 25, Comcast (CMCSA) reported impressive first-quarter results, delivering better-than-expected earnings and revenue. The media and cable giant has exceeded earnings expectations for the past five consecutive quarters. Comcast reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.62 in the first quarter.
As T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) were discussing whether or not they should combine their operations to better compete in the fiercely competitive US wireless market, Verizon (VZ) was busy crafting an idea for a new type of wireless service. Earlier this year, it quietly launched Visible, a new startup that offers unlimited wireless services at $40 per month. It includes unlimited data, calls, and text messaging. Unlimited data plans for Verizon and other operators such as AT&T (T), T-Mobile, and Sprint cost at least $20 more than Visible’s entire package.
AT&T (T) has introduced new ways to make more money from its DirecTV Now service. It’s adding a cloud DVR (digital video recorder) feature as a paid upgrade for DirecTV Now subscribers who pay $35 per month for the basic plan, which gives access to more than 60 live channels and other on-demand content. With the cloud DVR feature, AT&T will charge DirecTV Now subscribers $10 more per month to save 100 hours of shows for up to three months, with the ability to store 20 hours of shows for 30 days. For another $5 per month, subscribers can get even more access.
Verizon (VZ) is looking to launch commercial 5G (fifth-generation) services in at least four US markets before the end of the year, according to CEO Lowell McAdam in his recent interview with CNBC. Verizon initially said it was planning to roll out 5G services in three to five markets in 2018.
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At the end of May 14, T-Mobile (TMUS) had a market cap of ~$47.8 billion. In the US wireless carrier industry, AT&T (T) leads with a market cap of ~$197.7 billion, followed by Verizon (VZ) with its market cap of ~$200.4 billion as of May 18.
In the previous part of this series, we assessed the latest Wall Street analyst recommendations for Sprint (S) stock. The majority of analysts are currently suggesting a “hold.” Now let’s take a look at Sprint’s technical indicators and compare them to its rivals in the telecommunications space. Technical indicators help us predict a stock’s direction.
On April 29, T-Mobile (TMUS) announced its merger with peer telecom (telecommunications) company Sprint (S), where 0.103 shares of T-Mobile will be given for each Sprint share (or 9.75 shares of Sprint for each share of T-Mobile). Following the merger, T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, and Sprint’s parent, SoftBank, are expected to hold ~41.7% and ~27.4%, respectively, of the combined company, with the remainder scheduled to be held by the public.
As of May 14, 23 analysts from various brokerage firms have been actively tracking Sprint (S) stock. Sixteen of them (70%) have rated the stock a “hold,” six have rated it a “sell,” and one has rated it a “buy.”
Investors have demonstrated their displeasure with AT&T (T) over the last several years. But while the communication and internet giant's Time Warner (TWX) merger remains in question, AT&T stock does currently offer investors solid value.
Democratic leaders are unveiling proposals in part aiming to crack down on the conduct of people close to Trump such as Michael Cohen and Scott Pruitt.
Five months after ending their merger discussions, T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) have again decided to come together. On April 29, T-Mobile announced an all-stock offer for Sprint shareholders that would give Sprint an implied enterprise value of $59.0 billion. The proposed merger between the third- and the fourth-largest companies in the wireless space marks the third attempt by the companies to form a telecom (telecommunications) giant enough to compete with top players Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) in the industry.
The race for 5G (fifth-generation) network implementation is heating up. AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) have been talking about launching some form of 5G service in select markets before the end of 2018. T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S), the third-largest and fourth-largest mobile operators, respectively, announced a merger deal last month.
T-Mobile (TMUS) has been working on its network and distribution and is witnessing encouraging results, especially in Greenfield markets. In the first quarter, T-Mobile’s average 4G (fourth-generation) LTE (long-term evolution) download speed was 32.1 megabits. In fact, T-Mobile has managed to offer the fastest LTE network among its peers in the past 17 quarters. In fact, T-Mobile is the first company to exceed an average download speed of 30 Mbps (megabits per second) in the last 17 quarters.
T-Mobile (TMUS) has been consistently spending on capex (capital expenditure) to grow its network. During its first-quarter conference call, T-Mobile said that it had invested $1.4 billion in capex, including $43 million on capitalized interest expenses.
Michael Cohen's lawyers in a court filing say why they oppose the admission of Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, to a New York federal court for the purpose of arguing her position. Cohen reportedly had files in his possession related to Daniels, whom he paid $130,000 for her silence about an alleged affair with President Trump, Cohen's longtime client. Avenatti recently released a report showing that Novartis, AT&T, Korea Aerospace Industries and Columbus Nova made payments to Cohen after Trump became president.
Cohen is under federal criminal investigation for, among other things, a $130,000 payment to the porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with President Trump in 2006.
At the time of the meeting, Cohen was under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in New York, who still are probing a $130,000 payment Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump in 2006.