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Investing Topics: Telecom Stocks

Highlights from Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 9, 2018
Twenty-seven companies covered in our Utility Report Card have reported quarterly results since the February issue of Conrad's Utility Investor went out.

Earnings Season Likely Brings More Dividend Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 4, 2018
Earnings season is the time when management teams usually update guidance and announce dividend policies.

Where Do We Go from Here?

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 4, 2018
Volatility creates opportunity. We review our three-part investment strategy for the current market.

How Low Will Utility Stocks Go?

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 3, 2018
We examine the drivers behind the recent pullback in utility stocks and the potential for more downside.

Picks and Pans for 2018

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 8, 2018
We review our top picks from last year and highlight our favorite stocks for 2018.

Year-End Housekeeping

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 10, 2017
With 2017 winding down, investors’ focus naturally shifts to portfolio maintenance and positioning for the new year. We review our big winners for potential profit-taking and our few laggards for tax-loss selling.

The Takeout Menu Narrows

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2017
With many potential takeover candidates trading at sky-high valuations, interest in whole-company acquisitions has waned. We review the current slate of deals involving names in our Utility Report Card and highlight our favorite takeover plays.

Learnings from Earnings: Upgrades and Downgrades

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2017
Most of the names in our Utility Report Card have reported third-quarter results, with a quartet of Portfolio holdings earning higher buy targets after surprising to the upside or announcing key company-specific developments.

Not a Value Trap

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2017
Recent weakness in this telecom giant's share price belies its strong balance sheet, ample free cash flow and intermediate-term growth prospects.

Thoughts on Third-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 28, 2017
Third-quarter earnings season is in full swing, bringing some upside and downside surprises for our Model Portfolio holdings.

MODEL PORTFOLIOS & RATINGS

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