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Investing Topics: Telecom Stocks

Strong First-Quarter Results, But Mind the Valuation Gap

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
Utility stocks offer exposure to strong underlying fundamentals, but historically elevated valuations mean that investors must stay disciplined.

Pick Your Prices and Your Stocks

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 15, 2017
With first-quarter earnings season around the corner, we explain how investors can tune out the noise and focus on what really matters.

Power Cut

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 14, 2017
We assess E.On's third dividend cut since 2011 and explore other areas of potential risk.

Turnaround Gains Traction

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
After a dividend cut, this international telecom titan continues to make progress on its turnaround effort and remains an appealing value play.

Cracking The Whip

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
This telecom giant has the financial strength to weather an intensifying price war while continuing to invest in opportunities that pave the way for longer-term growth.

Warning: Falling Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
Three companies escape from the Endangered Dividends List, while a troubled international telecom announces what could be the first of several dividend cuts.

Merger Mania

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Access to inexpensive capital and the pursuit of scale continue to drive consolidation in the utility and telecommunication services sectors. These trends create opportunities for savvy investors.

Another Midstream Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Excessive leverage, diminished growth prospects and shrinking cash flow suggest that a distribution cut is inevitable for this midstream master limited partnership.

Lessons from 2016 and Outlook for 2017

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2017
Two of our three model Portfolios outperformed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Utility Average handily last year, while our aggressive picks lagged. We review what went right and what went wrong, with an eye toward refining our process.

Day of Reckoning Approaches

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2017
This high-yielding preferred stock could reward aggressive investors with big returns. The company's fourth-quarter results and full-year guidance for 2017 will go a long way toward determining whether we hold our fold.

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