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: After a lukewarm first half of 2017, most of the major telecommunications stocks did well in the third quarter. The new U.S. telecom regulatory body, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has given enough indications of its leniency compared with the Obama administration.
From Buzz Indexes: Shares of Telecommunications companies have dramatically underperformed in 2017, falling 9% compared to gains of 12% for the broader market.
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.
From Stephen Mauzy: Carlos Slim of Mexico is the fourth-richest person gracing the third stone from the sun. His $50 billion estimated (by Forbes) net worth trails only the respective net worths of Bill Gates, Amancio Ortego, and Warren Buffett.
From Zacks: The surprising victory of Republican Donald Trump in the presidential election is starting to impact telecom policy parameters. Trump took charge of White House on Jan, 20, and will select a new Chairperson of the U.S. telecom regulatory body, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Trump regime is likely to bring some relief […]
From StockNews.com: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) late Wednesday posted mixed fourth quarter earnings results and provided an in-line outlook for 2017.
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 StockNews.com: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) early Tuesday posted mixed Q4 results and hinted that its pending Yahoo acquisition could suffer more than just delays as it works to fully realize the implications of a record data breach.
One of my favorite political philosophers was a Frenchman who had a long career as an artist, filmmaker and political activist. He was an odd fellow and hung around with a bunch of other odd thinkers, all of whom were involved in both art and politics.
From Brad Hoppmann: He’s way richer than Donald Trump. In fact, he’s the richest man in Japan. I’m referring here to SoftBank Group Corp. founder and chief executive officer Masayoshi Son.