From Jeff Reeves (U.S. News & World Report): A sector applauded for its dividends.
From Contrarian Outlook: “Hey Brett, what do you think of telecom?”
From Zacks: U.S. telecommunications industry had a disappointing 2017. However, signs of improvement were apparent from fourth-quarter 2017 with most of the major telecommunications stocks starting to perform well.
From Zacks: The U.S. telecom market continues to witness intense pricing competition, as success to a great extent depends on technical superiority, quality of services and scalability. Additionally, the U.S. wireless industry is likely to become even more competitive in 2018 with the entry of cable MSOs (multi-service operators) in this space.
From Zacks: The year 2017 was great for the market with the S&P 500-based ETF SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF DIA and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) adding about 18.9%, 25.1% and 31.1%, respectively.
From Zacks: Shares of Verizon Communications (VZ – Free Report) dropped 1.08% at market close on Thursday, April 21, 2017. The company reported a 7.8% sequential decrease in revenues.
The Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX) underperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a -1.37% one-day return and trailing the wider markets by a total of 2.01 percentage points.
From Zacks Research: The U.S. telecommunications industry witnessed considerable growth in the first half of 2016. On average, the stock price of four major national wireless carriers were up nearly 22%, the stock price of five leading regional wireline operators surged over 39% and the top three pay-TV operators saw their stock price up 12.47%.
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