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Investing Topics: Telecom Stocks

CenturyLink Sales Shrink with Small Telecoms’ Survival Odds

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 19, 2020

Cable companies still enjoy success in the B2B market. But these results raise a critical question for the rest of US communications: Who are they taking commercial customers from?

Verizon’s Steady Focus Winning the 5-G Race

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 1, 2020

5-G communications networks promise to unlock a whole host of previously unimaginable applications as they’re rolled out over the next several years, and telecoms around the world are claiming a “lead” over rivals in the race to deploy them.

Brookfield Buys Cincinnati Bell, Who’s Next?

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 26, 2019

Trial testimony has concluded in the court challenge of the proposed merger of two US wireless giants and we expect an early 2020 close. The real issue is whether management will be able to deliver on lofty expectations.

There’s Still Time to Buy Telecom’s Big Three

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 28, 2019

The key takeaway from third-quarter results: The Big Three of US communications are still building wealth and selling cheaply.

Deconstructing AT&T

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 20, 2019

Can the sum of the parts actually be greater than the whole? Shareholders of AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) will get a chance to find out, now that activist investor Paul Singer’s Elliott Management has taken a $3.2 billion stake in the communications giant.

Political Turmoil Creates Profit Opportunities

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 16, 2019

Despite good news, several essential services companies have seen a 10% drop so far in 2019. The reason: politics. Our view for some of them is investors are over-estimating risks and underpricing their strengths.

Telecom’s Feeble Are On Their Last Legs

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 13, 2019

Few sectors have dealt as much pain to unwary yield seekers over the past decade as communications. Here's the rundown on the weakest of the herd.

Ignore the Headlines: AT&T is Still on Track

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 25, 2019

Barron's is piling on with an article concerning AT&T Inc’s (NYSE: T) loss of DirectTV subscribers, following up on a cover story critiquing the telecom giant's acquisition of Time Warner last year. Investors, however, saw the situation quite differently, pushing the stock to solid gains on earnings day, despite media mono-focus on the pay television unit.

Sprint/T-Mobile USA: What It Means for Telecom

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 23, 2019

Get big or go home: The "Big Four" will likely soon become the "Big Three."

Comcast’s Big Gains are its Smaller Rivals’ Pain

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 29, 2019

There’s much to like in Comcast Corp’s (NSDQ: CMCSA) first quarter results.

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