looks like many biggies think there will be some major market downside.
dividends could get a lot cheaper. as they say "only time will tell".
but not for VZ, they are working with Comcast in some form of a greater partnership.
I'm not sure of the extent or what will be announced. Verizon and Comcast has a nice RING to it !!
6/13.. this fund is up .5% today....indicates market fear
June 9th..There is a major Investment company that has a fund that buys their top 15 dividend stocks. That fund is up only 4% for the year and down .2% today (not counting dividends). This means the investors are not looking for the safe dividend stocks and believe the markets are NOT GOING into correction mode for some time.
This has been an excellent indicator.
Analyst have been saying for years a 10%+ correction is coming.
This might be the time to take some profits, especially with the Iraq, Middle East situation.
VZ is still a good value with dividends coming but if the market turns bearish, most stocks will get hit.
I may take a summer vacation and enjoy. GL
Driving to deepen and enhance its video delivery and Web services capabilities, Verizon announced a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire EdgeCast, an industry leader in content delivery networks. -
Listed for the second consecutive year as one of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, EdgeCast ranked as the No.1 fastest-growing Internet company in 2012.
EdgeCast has more than 6,000 accounts and serves some of the world’s leading Web brands for global media delivery and acceleration services.
“Verizon was the first wireless provider to build a national 4G LTE network, and now operates the largest and most advanced one in the nation,” said John Doherty, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Verizon. “Verizon is excited to invest in the next generation RF technologies for mobile devices. We look forward to supporting Newlans and seeing it realize its potential.”
Remember AT&T's bid for T-Mobile, a while back. That tied up AT&T resources and put some key decisions on hold for a year, while Verizon took advantage of its rival's tied hands to make its own moves, primarily a spectrum deal with four cablecos – just as valuable in terms of network capacity, and less worrying for competition agencies.
Regulatory scrutiny could distract Sprint and T-Mobile USA for a year, at a critical juncture in 4G roll-out, but the two firms are nevertheless expected to announce a merger deal within the next few weeks.
There is a major Investment company that has a fund that buys their top 15 dividend stocks. That fund is up only 4% for the year and down .2% today (not counting dividends). This means the investors are not looking for the safe dividend stocks and believe the markets are NOT GOING into correction mode for some time.
This has been an excellent indicator. VZ is not just a safe play dividend stock, it is also a growth play with it's video streaming capabilities about to explode.
exactly, that is why Netflix better watch out. The fund managers are getting a little nervous about Netflix complaining about the carriers, it may come back and bite them in the #$%$.
1-Cabllevision 2-Cox 3-Charter 4-Suddenlink 5-Comcast 6-Time Warner 7-Bright House
8-Windstream 9-Frontier 10-Verizon 11-Mediacom 12-CenturyLink 13-AT&T 14-Hughes
Netfkix is going to screw themselves.
Netflix (NFLX -0.7%) is out with its ISP Speed Index for May and takes a swipe at "some" large ISP providers (VZ, TWC, CHTR, CVC) along the way.
ISP Speed Index (Mbps): Cablevision-Optimum 3.03, Cox 2.94, Charter 2.87, Suddenlink 2.83, Comcast 2.72, Time Warner Cable 2.45, Bright House 2.23, Windstream 1.90, Verizon FIOS 1.90.
The company says some ISPs are harming consumers by double-dipping to get fees from subscribers and content providers for the same access.
In an interesting twist, Netflix says it will continue testing using an error message when a broadband provider has persistent network congestion. A broad roll-out of the policy is being considered.
On Thursday, the MoffettNathanson Research principal posted a not-so-optimistic analysis in which he put a 10 percent chance of the deal winning federal approval. (You can read it here, but a subscription is required.)
"By now, every investor has heard everything there is to hear about the merits of a merger," Moffett writes. "That there needs to be a strong third. That Sprint and T-Mobile aren't independently viable. That Sprint will be a "super maverick." That Sprint/T-Mobile can be a fourth giant to counter the new three kings of Internet access--Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. But here's the thing: the DOC and FCC have heard all these arguments too, and they fully understood them long before they went on record with their skepticism. It is absurd to suggest that the DOJ and FCC were simply waiting for [Sprint majority owner] SoftBank to articulate the arguments."
Watching VZ move like a snail is not easy with the major markets at all time highs.
Collecting the dividends help. The T-Mobile/Sprint deal is hurting VZ and T but the odds of that deal happening is only about 10% according to the experts. Once the competition fear factor disappears VZ & T should start moving up again, helped by the buying of the upcoming dividend.
Sprint near deal to buy T-Mobile for $40/share:
This will start another price war and cut margins.
Time for VZ to start making their announcements.
I apologize for the last post. I had two tabs open and meant that post for a spec. board. Another poster mentioned VZ and I stated how much I liked VZ and what to look at on the spec side. The stock I mentioned is not a buy (speculation and trade only). Never buy and hold any Chinese Co. unless you are looking for danger. Once again I'm sorry and apologize.
While your waiting for VZ to start moving again, look at another mobil play.
NQ Mobile Inc. (NQ), It's not a buy and hold but fun to play with.
Both T and VZ are 5% off their 52 week highs. Both are long term winners and you can't go wrong with either.
VZ has the Video card (OnCue) up their sleeve and when announced will create much upside movement with it's revenue potential. The Vodafone closure has and will create many opportunities for Verizon and will expose the reason for such a high price paid for Vodafone. Long term VZ and T are good investments, IMO VZ has a much higher growth potential.