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Investing Topics: Telecom Stocks

Content is King When It Sits on the Right Throne

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 25, 2016
AT&T follows Comcast Corp’s example with a bold move into the content side of the business. Here’s our take on the deal and third-quarter earnings from some of our core Portfolio holdings.

Boom! Goes the Dividend

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
We weren't surprised when Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE: FGP) announced that the master limited partnership may need to cut its distribution by 50 percent.

Stick with the Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
The investment strategy we’ve pursued over the past several months has paid off thus far. And after the recent pullback in utility stocks, two of our longtime favorites once again trade below our value-based buy targets.

A World of Opportunity

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 12, 2016
A strong US dollar has weighed on the returns generated by international utility stocks in recent years. But investors should consider looking abroad for high-quality utility and telecom names that trade at reasonable valuations and offer a favorable risk-reward proposition.

Calling All Income Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 12, 2016
This Canadian telecom giant continues to generate ample free cash flow while paying a generous dividend and outspending its rivals on investments in network quality.

AT&T and Verizon Communications Extend Their Reach

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 10, 2016
Some analysts have criticized recent acquisitions by AT&T and Verizon Communications as signs of weakness. We take a different view.

Learning from Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 30, 2016
A baker's dozen of our Portfolio holdings have reported second-quarter results. Here are our key takeaways.

Dividend Shrink Ray Targets Small-Cap Telecoms

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2016
Size isn’t everything in the telecom sector, but it is important.  

Oncor on the Auction Block and Other M&A Tidbits

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 6, 2016
We review the recent mergers and acquisitions news in our coverage universe, including a flurry of deal closures and the sale of the former TXU Corp, now called Oncor.

Post-Earnings Strategy Session

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 8, 2016
We review our investment strategy in light of our macro outlook and key takeaways from first-quarter earnings.

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