Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 2:06 AM EDT - U.S. Markets open in 7 hrs 24 mins

Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Sprint Corporation Message Board

  • odgungor odgungor Jan 20, 2010 2:14 PM Flag

    ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE: VZ and AT&T Price Cuts Signal Sprint Is Closer To Profitability

    Sprint-Bashing NY Media/Analyst attacks intensified with news, possibly "manipulative" downgrades and shorting. Buyers are holding back prior to Feb 10 earnings, Sprint management made a lot of improvements without being able to support the stock utilizing financial means or tangible news and having already made "good" money during the recent ~14% drop the shorts buoyantly attack in a down market.

    Sprint-Bashing NY Media/Analysts:

    Berstein / Craig Moffett: VZ and AT&T Price Cuts Increased Pressure on Sprint ...
    Marek Fuchs (Very Funny Fellow): Sell Sprint, Run, Run Sprint is collapsing under pricing pressures! ...

    So, it is clear Sprint is under another attack. However, one can always look at what the current situation from a different perpective:

    1. MONOPOLISTIC competitors are getting more and more desperate as Sprint "brand" improves and must cut prices to make up for the Sprint "brand" improvement.
    2. When Sprint "brand" gets stronger and competetive the MONOPOLISTIC competitors attack Sprint stock utilizing Sprint-Bashing manipulative media/analysts hoping that will help depreciate the "brand" (the brand they can not depreciate competing "kosher" in the market)
    3. Again, as they get desperate, the MONOPOLISTIC competitors attack each other more violently as well since they both assumed the continuation of the "status quo" they enjoyed ("milked") since 2007
    4. MONOPOLISTIC powers are even more desperate facing that they have fallen behind in technology (4G WiMax) and they have made the wrong assessments regarding the "true potential" of pre-paid markets.
    5. Sprint is prepared for the price cuts since it has already seen the worst. It has trained executive management, improved operations and streamlined finances as much as possible for "survival".
    6. The current desperate acts of the MONOPOLISTIC competitors are not defined by them but a defensive uncontrolled reaction to Sprint's successful self-defense which threatens the "status quo". Sprint cut the prices first and went into pre-paid markets.
    7. There are regulatory agencies that at some point interfere to enhance fair competition in the markets and for this reasons there are limits to "attacks" from MONOPOLISTIC competitors to smaller telecom companies. We are already close to the limits. For example, it is much easier for Sprint and T-Mobile to merge than VZ or AT&T acquiring other companies.
    8. Sprint must now deliver tangibly positive results on Feb 10 or the next quarter and must build alliances to protect its stock to re-establish the "brand" (this is the only issue the current Sprint management failed to address properly so far, whatever the reasons are)

    Finally one can suggest, supported by 1.-8. from above now it is the time to buy Sprint and short VZ and AT&T whatever the manipulative Sprint-Bashing Media/Analyst do or say (Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Barrons, Forbes and NY Times have just done that during the last two months).

    Cordially,
    ODGUNGOR

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • i like your argument!!!

    • Bashing NY Media/Analyst attacks intensified with news, possibly "manipulative" downgrades and shorting. Buyers are holding back prior to Feb 10 earnings, Sprint management made a lot of improvements without being able to support the stock utilizing financial means or tangible news and having already made "good" money during the recent ~14% drop the shorts buoyantly attack in a down market.

      Sprint-Bashing NY Media/Analysts:

      Berstein / Craig Moffett: VZ and AT&T Price Cuts Increased Pressure on Sprint ...
      Marek Fuchs (Very Funny Fellow): Sell Sprint, Run, Run Sprint is collapsing under pricing pressures! ...

      So, it is clear Sprint is under another attack. However, one can always look at what the current situation from a different perpective:

      1. MONOPOLISTIC competitors are getting more and more desperate as Sprint "brand" improves and must cut prices to make up for the Sprint "brand" improvement.
      2. When Sprint "brand" gets stronger and competetive the MONOPOLISTIC competitors attack Sprint stock utilizing Sprint-Bashing manipulative media/analysts hoping that will help depreciate the "brand" (the brand they can not depreciate competing "kosher" in the market)
      3. Again, as they get desperate, the MONOPOLISTIC competitors attack each other more violently as well since they both assumed the continuation of the "status quo" they enjoyed ("milked") since 2007
      4. MONOPOLISTIC powers are even more desperate facing that they have fallen behind in technology (4G WiMax) and they have made the wrong assessments regarding the "true potential" of pre-paid markets.
      5. Sprint is prepared for the price cuts since it has already seen the worst. It has trained executive management, improved operations and streamlined finances as much as possible for "survival".
      6. The current desperate acts of the MONOPOLISTIC competitors are not defined by them but a defensive uncontrolled reaction to Sprint's successful self-defense which threatens the "status quo". Sprint cut the prices first and went into pre-paid markets.
      7. There are regulatory agencies that at some point interfere to enhance fair competition in the markets and for this reasons there are limits to "attacks" from MONOPOLISTIC competitors to smaller telecom companies. We are already close to the limits. For example, it is much easier for Sprint and T-Mobile to merge than VZ or AT&T acquiring other companies.
      8. Sprint must now deliver tangibly positive results on Feb 10 or the next quarter and must build alliances to protect its stock to re-establish the "brand" (this is the only issue the current Sprint management failed to address properly so far, whatever the reasons are)

      Finally one can suggest, supported by 1.-8. from above now it is the time to buy Sprint and short VZ and AT&T whatever the manipulative Sprint-Bashing Media/Analyst do or say (Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Barrons, Forbes and NY Times have just done that during the last two months).

      Cordially,
      ODGUNGOR


      Sentiment : Strong Buy

    • Since there are too many "blocking" elements again today, I refresh my posts on your request.

      Thanks for your interest and attention!

      Cordially,
      ODGUNGOR

    • Since there are too many "blocking" elements today, I refresh my posts on your request.

      Thanks for your interest and attention!

      Cordially,
      ODGUNGOR

    • Here is a "REAL" comparison of the top four wireless carriers:

      http://www.precentral.net/comparee-cell-phone-plans-verizon-sprint-att?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Precentralnet+%28PreCentral.net%29

      "The basic story is this: Voice + Text + Unlimited Data for the three carriers breaks down thusly:

      Minutes Verizon AT&T Sprint
      450 $89.99 $89.99 $69.99
      900 $109.99 $109.99 $89.99
      Unlimited $119.99 $119.99 $99.99

      Sprint wins on nights and weekends (theirs start at 7pm instead of 9) and mobile-to-mobile too (Verizon and AT&T are in-network only). Sprint also tends to be the cheapest of the three for family plans, as well."

      Lies, more lies and more lies from Sprint-Bashinf NY Media/Analysts! One should not say anything about VZ or AT&T because they both implied that they are only competing with each other. Please read to see how comparable the plans are:

      "Sprint wins"

      1. "mobile-to-mobile too (Verizon and AT&T are in-network only)" This is at least $20/month for an active user (Anytime, Anymobile)
      2. on nights and weekends (VZ and AT&T start at 7pm instead of 9) This is at least $5/month for an active user
      3. "Sprint also tends to be the cheapest of the three for family plans" This is at least $10/month for a family of 4.

      Difference between Sprint and the MONOPOLISTIC competitors is $20+$35=$55, at least $55/month for a family of four or $45/month for a single person.

      Cordially,
      ODGUNGOR

    • CLWR has been upgraded to "Outperform" by RBC an hour ago today! CLWR up 3.60% as of now and the manipualtive "Big Money" and MM Bullys keep selling S (this is so funny, Obama is right we need a lot more regulations and harsh legal punishement for financial criminals!)

      Cordially,
      ODGUNGOR

    • Please note both GS and JPM increased holdings in Sep 2009
      23% and 38%, respectively.


      Owner Name
      Date Shares Held Change
      (Shares) % Change
      (Shares) Value
      ($1000)

      FMR LLC 9/30/2009 273,002,998 (90,633,988) (24.92%) $969,161

      AXA 9/30/2009 264,816,072 103,631,671 64.29% $940,097

      DODGE & COX 9/30/2009 226,721,633 (2,119,680) (0.93%) $804,862

      BANK OF NEW YORK MEL... 12/31/2009 203,385,960 6,687,567 3.40% $722,020

      BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVE... 9/30/2009 141,869,494 (3,704,915) (2.55%) $503,637

      GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP ... 9/30/2009 114,534,965 21,421,924 23.01% $406,599

      STATE STREET CORP 9/30/2009 102,424,743 3,842,505 3.90% $363,608

      VANGUARD GROUP INC 9/30/2009 97,960,736 2,318,937 2.42% $347,761

      PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIA... 9/30/2009 74,801,042 (3,931,676) (4.99%) $265,544

      FRANKLIN RESOURCES I... 9/30/2009 64,757,949 885,934 1.39% $229,891

      J P MORGAN CHASE & C... 9/30/2009 62,279,399 17,206,514 38.17% $221,092

      UBS GLOBAL ASSET MAN... 9/30/2009 57,845,000 1,249,071 2.21% $205,350

      APG ALL PENSIONS GRO... 9/30/2009 41,498,155 6,866,568 19.83% $147,318

      DEUTSCHE BANK AG\ 9/30/2009 38,461,050 26,630,621 225.10% $136,537

      NORTHERN TRUST CORP 9/30/2009 34,954,001 209,318 0.60% $124,087

      PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT ... 9/30/2009 32,964,373 684,054 2.12% $117,024

      INVESCO LTD. 9/30/2009 30,536,204 10,700,032 53.94% $108,404

      CAPITAL RESEARCH GLO... 9/30/2009 27,281,600 (22,544,700) (45.25%) $96,850

      TIAA CREF INVESTMENT... 9/30/2009 24,746,981 (4,807,820) (16.27%) $87,852

      GAMCO INVESTORS, INC... 9/30/2009 24,119,481 3,864,695 19.08% $85,624

      DIMENSIONAL FUND ADV... 9/30/2009 20,230,849 1,066,511 5.57% $71,820

      ANALYTIC INVESTORS I... 9/30/2009 17,239,656 4,589,090 36.28% $61,201

      GEODE CAPITAL MANAGE... 9/30/2009 16,835,978 228,955 1.38% $59,768

      LMM LLC /MD/ 9/30/2009 14,700,000 200,000 1.38% $52,185

      FIL LTD 9/30/2009 12,709,308 (1,677,665) (11.66%) $45,11


      http://www.nasdaq.com/asp/holdings.asp?symbol=S&selected=S&FormType=Institutional

      Cordially,
      ODGUNGOR

    • Reminder VI

      NY Times from DEC 2009

      http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/five-company-predictions-for-2010/?partner=yahoofinance

      "
      Sprint has an opportunity in 2010 to pull back into solid competition with other leading cellular network providers. Over the past year, Sprint has put a concerted effort into placing its customers first. To help solve product problems, it has also started to promote in-store consultations with Sprint clerks. And finally, Sprint offers extremely competitive pricing plans, with $100-a-month unlimited voice, data and messaging. Compare this with AT&T, where the same exact service for the iPhone adds up to $150 a month, or $600 more a year."

      Cordailly,
      ODGUNGOR

      In 2010, if Sprint recruits new and innovative phones into its arsenal of products, it could take back some market share from Verizon and AT&T in major metropolitan areas. Sprint could also open up new markets by continuing to introduce its 4G data network, and by partnering with more device manufacturers, as it did with Amazon for the Kindle.

    • View More Messages
 
S
6.69-0.08(-1.18%)Sep 17 4:00 PMEDT

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.