Breeze, aka Sewer Rat, Now posting under new name Fitfunactive2002, I thought I was on ignore? That didn’t last very long. Your new name says everything about you. Fit Fun Active, NOT. You old fart. Always full of hot air, talking out of you rear end. LOL.
Regarding DTV, only someone as dumb as you would sell, then buy them back…..Unless someone at BRK has had some inside information…If so, someone could be doing some time inside. On the other hand, if the deal fails Uncle Warren will look very foolish. LOL
I’m not bothered if the DTV deal goes ahead or not….It’s not my worry, I don’t hold any T shares, thank god. Although I will stick with my original opinion of NO deal. The way I see it, it’s a win win for me, if the deal fails T may come after VOD, OR if the DTV deal is approved it’s also a win, knowing that in a few years time the T share price will have plummeted with you holding on, until someone tells you to turn out the lights. LOL
So you see I haven’t had my teeth kicked in…Far from it.
VOD’s gone ex dividend today, so happy days.
After gutting a third of his holding but then buying back after the announcement? Strange. As many have stated before, this buy wasn't Buffett but his lieutenants. Just call it BRK and you would have it correct. The teeth kicked in will be BRK if the DOJ/FCC blocks the deal if they utilize the HHI as a decision indicator. It is eye opening although Stephenson tried to play it down like DTV and AT&T don't have like business assets. Lying out his rear posterior.
Yes, I also think we are due a pullback on the chart, nothing goes up in a straight line usually. But agree VOD looking bullish. The start of QE in Europe would give VOD a great boost, probably to new highs (above 252p) sometime in 2015. IMHO.
Just launched an email with my drivers license attached to iii although I didn't really want to do it. I'm sure the Klown would love to have that attachment... Expect a response from iii in the next day or so and I'll let you know one way or the other.
We shall see Nige. We may go back and close the gap from earnings too. Hard to tell which way near term but $37 print does appear to be the key level on the P&F chart as well. P&F chart printing a $37 would signal not only a re-test of the highs as they indicated but also would signal a pole and flag consolidation breakout on the P&F chart with a PT of the $45 area. Ex-dividend coming will take a significant notch out of the earnings day gap up. A touch more beyond the ex-dividend impact and the gap will be closed. Expecting this backfill and then a run to test the waters on a $37 print using my crystal ball.
The Street Reports
It doesn't take an expert technical analyst to see that shares of UK-based cellular carrier Vodafone (VOD) have been looking horrendous for most of 2014. VOD has bounced its way lower in a very textbook downtrending channel for most of the year, dropping 24% between January's highs and October's lows. But as the broad market bounced in the second half of October, VOD has been bouncing a lot harder -- hard enough, in fact, to break the downtrend that's hammered shares lower all year long.
That broken downtrend is a bullish signal for VOD as we head towards 2015.
Vodafone's next potential resistance level comes in at $37, the price ceiling that was last (unsuccessfully) tested back in May -- but that $37 level is a fairly weak ceiling, and once it's breached, it clears the way for a re-test of the highs shares made at the start of the year. For trader who aren't risk-averse, it makes sense to scale into a position here.
Smalls, A possible way round joining iii would be, open a new e-mail address then start from scratch using a new password. I don’t think that you should have to produce ID to iii. I know that I never had to do that. I hope you are able sort it out. I have thought about joining it for you, but I would have no way of passing the information on to you, that you would require, without every man and his dog seeing it. As I have said before you would be a great addition to the iii board with your telecom knowledge, you would be second to none.
I made a minor attempt but it blocked me as months ago I started to register under my email and now it won't let me go any farther without the password. I also have to send them a copy of my ID which I'm not too fond of either. Tossing around if it is even worth the headache.
Did read the one fellow trying to defend BT and dog out VOD but he stands on very loose footing with the UNFUNDED pension shortfall by BT as he fails to compare apples to apples. Maybe they should take some notes from T and overstuff the pension with an unsafe level of company stock instead of fully funding. Strange T didn't have enough money for pension funding but then proceeded to launch a large stock buyback program for a couple years running.
Understand Britain fixed line is ruled by legacy BT. What is the power company establishment structure in Britain and could VOD pull something off like they have announced with the Irish power company? Might be a good way to break up the BT monopoly?
On one other note, I find it strange the economic indicators are very strong for U.K. and they have acknowledged wage gains are outpacing inflation....yet cite no inflationary pressure as a reason to stall a rate hike? Appears to me like BOE is hanging on to a final straw in an attempt to delay the inevitable. Euro weakness to the USD is expected but the £/$ drop to this level is just crazy.
Part of the article from Seeking Alpha
•Shares of Vodafone have done well thanks to encouraging earnings results.
•A general turnaround in the Europe business is now undeniable.
•Article looks at Vodafone's balance sheet.
Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) reported some great "interim" results that pointed to an across-the-board recovery in Europe. Revenue still declined over the interim period, but declines narrowed significantly compared to last period's results.
Vodafone Group Plc. has decided to offer fixed-line broadband (Internet) and TV services to its residential customers in the UK from the spring of 2015. The strategy aims at minimizing customer churn rate as an increasing number of the company’s subscribers are opting for the bundled services of its competitors. Vodafone will utilize the fixed broadband infrastructure of Cable and Wireless, which the company acquired in Jul 2012. Previous to this, Vodafone provided fixed broadband service in the UK using BT Group Plc.’s network. However, the agreement came to an end in late 2011.
Vodafone expects to cover 60% of its footprint in the UK with fixed broadband network by the end of 2015. Outside the UK, the company has been enjoying strong fixed Internet operations in Germany since it acquired Kabel Deutschland. Vodafone is also building a fiber-to-the-home network in Spain in collaboration with Orange. Management expects the fixed broadband service introduction in the UK to help Vodafone maintain its position in the wireless market. Last month, the company became the first wireless carrier in the U.K. to commercially launch LTE-A (Long-Term Evolution Advanced) service. Further, management plans to roll out LTE-A network throughout the U.K. within a year. The company aims to offer three times faster data transmission speeds on LTE-A compared with the traditional 4G LTE network. Recently, Bloomberg reported that Vodafone is considering acquiring a stake in the Italian fiber-optic operator - Metroweb SpA. Holding a sizeable stake in Metroweb will place Vodafone in a better position to compete with Italy’s largest telecom carrier Telecom Italia SpA. Meanwhile, Telecom Italia has also expressed its desire to acquire Metroweb. Vodafone currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
CONTINUED - The former state monopoly told the Reg last month that it had always said it would take roughly two years to develop BT's consumer femtocell service. BT declined to comment on this story
Just as BT eyes up mobile opportunities. Funny that ... Vodafone is plotting to re-enter the UK's competitive broadband market in 2015 – with a little help from arch enemy BT. The mobile operator said this morning that it would use the Cable & Wireless Worldwide network it bought in 2012 to tout its rival service at Brits. That acquisition gifted Voda with access to nearly 13,000 miles of fibre-optic cable around Blighty. It was clear back then that the carrier's £1bn payout for that network would – over time – allow Vodafone to reduce its reliance on BT's infrastructure. Readers may recall that Vodafone first offered a fixed broadband service in early 2007. Five years later, it had offloaded the business to BT-owned ISP Plusnet. At the time Voda stated: The residential phone and broadband market in the UK is not a strategic focus at the present time. This morning, it was a different story. A Vodafone spokesman confirmed the plans in a terse statement to The Register, after the carrier delivered its latest quarterly results to the City. Vodafone UK will roll out residential broadband services from Spring 2015. The service will be based on Vodafone’s existing fixed infrastructure, with more than 20,500km [12,738 miles] of fibre. Additional coverage will be provided through wholesale and co-location. We will provide specific details nearer to the launch of the service. El Reg understands that Vodafone will still have to rely, in part, on BT's broadband network. The wholesale hint is obviously there in the statement. BT has been elbowing its way back into the consumer mobile space it abandoned in 2002 with the sale of Cellnet, which later became O2. As part of its return to that market, BT ditched Vodafone's network late last year. However, it was recently forced to deny that technical difficulties were hampering its plans. BT has been wrestling with carrying voice calls and data traffic over Wi-Fi networks. The former state monopoly told the Reg last month that it had
She is a very attractive equity....with a great market position! ;-) Lay in the C.O.D.S. to her I say!
Both iterations of the urban dictionary apply for in the cods as well as the C.O.D#$%$ in title 1965......
VOD is becoming the 1990/2000's version of VZ in the U.S. as the market leading coverage provider and a strong handed consolidator in a fragmented market. VOD has winning poker cards at the communications table.