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Despite turmoil overseas, the US economy continues to grow, increasing opportunities for domestically-focused companies.
Nokia’s (NOK) sales have mostly been on a decline in recent years, and the company is banking on the adoption of 5G connectivity to help it return to growth. To ensure that it can maximize its commercial opportunities in the 5G era, Nokia has been working on addressing its funding needs.
Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google division plans to accelerate the closure of its social network Google+ ahead of schedule, owing to another security flaw.
Some investors are fearing that the recent action in the stock and bond markets is signaling a recession may be nearing. If that's the case, there could be an unlikely market to hide out in this time: housing.
It was the center of the last crisis, but before that, housing prices tended to hold up and even rise modestly during an economic downturn as mortgage rates fell in tandem with interest rates. If history is any guide, the housing market could be the unlikely safe haven in the next recession once again. The U.S. housing market has weathered all the recessions since 1980, with the exception of the Great Recession of 2008, Jefferies pointed out in a recent note.
Let’s now compare Sprint’s (S) technicals with those of telecom peers. Recently, Sprint stock fell below its short-term (20-day) moving average, a bearish sign. On December 4, Sprint stock closed at $6.16, 0.8% below its 20-day moving average of $6.21, 1.6% below its 50-day moving average of $6.26, and 0.7% above its 100-day moving average of $6.12. In comparison, Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS) were trading 5.6% and 0.3% above their 100-day moving averages, respectively, while AT&T (T) was trading 3.8% below its average. Relative strength index
With the U.S. wireless telecom industry continuously evolving, the companies in the league are fighting it out to stay abreast of competition.
The shoe retailer reported adjusted quarterly profit of 70 cents per share, above the consensus estimate of 51 cents. Revenue was also above forecasts, with comparable store sales up 7.3 percent compared to a consensus forecast of 4.6 percent. Ford F , General Motors GM , Fiat Chrysler FCA-IT , Tesla TSLA and other auto stocks are rising this morning following a Bloomberg report that China is moving toward cutting its tariffs on US-made cars.
Of the 22 Reuters-surveyed analysts tracking Sprint (S) stock on December 4, 14 (~63%) recommended “hold,” five recommended “sell,” and three recommended “buy.” Their median target price of $6 for the stock implies a 2.6% downside over the next 12 months from its current price of $6.16.
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Investing.com - NutriSystem, Grubhub and Kratos Defense and Security climbed into the close Monday, underpinning a rebound in the broader market.
The United States and Australia have banned Huawei products from being used to build their 5G networks. According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, the United States has even gone the extra mile to ask friendly countries to shun Huawei products in their 5G network buildout. Huawei is a fierce rival of Ericsson (ERIC) in the telecom equipment vendor market.
On November 30–December 7, the United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) fell 2.1%, while the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF (BOIL) fell 5.4%. These ETFs track natural gas futures. UNG holds active natural gas futures contracts, while BOIL’s objective is to track twice the daily changes of the Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex.
As of December 4, Sprint’s (S) market capitalization was $25.1 billion, making it the fourth-largest US mobile carrier. In comparison, T-Mobile’s (TMUS) market capitalization was $56.5 billion, Verizon’s (VZ) was $240 billion, and AT&T’s (T) was $223.7 billion.
Sprint (S) closed at $6.16 on December 4. Based on that closing price, Sprint had a market capitalization of $25.1 billion, the lowest among major US mobile carriers. The stock was trading 28.1% above its 52-week low of $4.81 and 6.9% below its 52-week high of $6.62.
Sprint (S) has been continuously spending to enhance its network. In the second quarter of fiscal 2018 (ended in September), Sprint’s cash capital expenditure (excluding leased devices) rose YoY (year-over-year) to $1.3 billion from $0.7 billion, mainly driven by higher spending on Next-Gen Network initiatives.
Following a string of acquisitions, including the $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner, AT&T’s (T) total debt has risen, standing at $183.4 billion as of the end of the third quarter. AT&T is focused on reducing this heavy debt load. AT&T is expecting to generate $26 billion in free cash flow in 2019, an amount it will use to meet its day-to-day expenses, pay dividends as usual, and pay down debt worth as much as $12 billion.
USD/CAD pair trades bearish but downside limited owing to subdued crude oil price action.