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mmorris_power 53 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 11, 2014 1:09 PM Member since: May 11, 1998
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    Spike up! something brewing?

    by bigwanka2005 Jul 11, 2014 1:07 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Jul 11, 2014 1:09 PM Flag

    'Expect The Unexpected' Gotta Love It!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Pay up Legere... Your busted...

    by mr_whigglee Jul 1, 2014 3:20 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Jul 2, 2014 2:16 PM Flag

    Yes interesting timing? Legere says they were aware of this and fixed it last year so why the Justice Department decides to go after them now? Who would want this to get in the way of any M&A? I can think of a couple LOL

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Pay up Legere... Your busted...

    by mr_whigglee Jul 1, 2014 3:20 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Jul 1, 2014 5:11 PM Flag

    OH Boy, what now. John Boy was our Knight in shining Armour. LOL
    How will this impact the acquisition? In a positive or negative way. No Impact? And will it slow down the announcement? TMUS Stock Price is going down. How many users will be leaving and defecting the un-carrier? Better price now for S/SON So many questions?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Everyone should "report abuse" on Melodias23

    by kurt95827 Jun 27, 2014 1:15 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 27, 2014 2:56 PM Flag

    Good luck I tried with the CSCO board and it is way worse. The political zealots took over and it is no longer for discussing CSCO. Your best bet is to just ignore it. Let it babble to itself. Melodias23 who?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Nice Move Today !!

    by billbrittain3 Jun 25, 2014 12:14 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 25, 2014 12:56 PM Flag

    Goes to show you how in the blink of an eye in a couple days time how fast things can change and be knocking on our highs again. All those short shares will need to be bought and covered again and do you think they want to be short when the announcement comes? I think it is the hedges playing with time and what they know. typical manipulation.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    T-Mobile - HYPE as a Company Strategy

    by greekmonster101 Jun 23, 2014 5:15 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 23, 2014 5:38 PM Flag

    Yes I agree, this is their strategy as you can see and has even landed Legere the top spot int he merged company. Just look at their commercials. Definitely doing something right if it is working and SON must like what he sees. They have betted the farm on all the hype, all in! look at the media buzz it gets. Remember when he crashed AT&T's party. Stuff like that. Hey they are the un-carrier. LOL

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 22, 2014 2:49 PM Flag

    'Expect The Unexpected'... Enough Said!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • From Leveraged Loan
    Sprint has obtained commitments from several banks providing a roughly $20 billion bridge loan to back the company’s effort to acquire T-Mobile, sources said. The banks will launch the deal soon, sources added.

    Earlier this week, reports emerged regarding Sprint’s interest to purchase rival wireless provider T-Mobile in a deal that would total $32 billion. SoftBank, which completed its roughly $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint in July 2013, would hold a controlling interest in the combined company.

    S&P earlier this week disclosed that Sprint’s rating would likely be no higher than BB- after the merger and that SoftBank’s ratings would be lowered to BB, from BB+. S&P expects SoftBank’s consolidated debt to EBITDA – consolidating Sprint and T-Mobile, and including the acquisition and spectrum auction cash requirements – would be around mid-5x or higher in fiscal year 2014 annualized, which is above the current 5x threshold for SoftBank’s current rating. Sprint is currently rated BB-/Ba3.

    Regulatory hurdles, though, could be an issue for Sprint. In a report earlier this week, S&P said that the combination of Sprint and T-Mobile would face intense regulatory scrutiny and wouldn’t be approved by the FCC and Department of Justice. In 2011, the FCC rejected AT&T’s $39 billion bid to acquire T-Mobile, suggesting that it wanted to maintain four nationwide wireless carriers. Sprint’s acquisition of T-Mobile would leave the U.S. with three national carriers. – Richard Kellerhals

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 20, 2014 2:01 PM Flag

    Could Google be the 4th wireless carrier after the merger? Allowing the Sprint/TMUS acquisition to happen?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    DOW / SP @new highs....

    by roadglide2459 Jun 20, 2014 1:14 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 20, 2014 1:54 PM Flag

    Same here RG, it is disheartening to see the PPS decline like it has. I can only think it is the large shorting going on with Sprint. I have so much faith in Son that feel (hope) it is only temporary. Of course us retail investors are at a disadvantage as we are the last to find out what is going on.

    I also feel the news press for Sprint is extremely quiet right now. Could it be by design? Seems TMUS has all the buzz going on.

    I also see Google is rumored to be buying Dish's spectrum? That is interesting and could be good news as Google could be the 4th wireless carrier? Bodes well for the merge. But kind of puts a question mark on any partnering with Dish?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 19, 2014 2:33 PM Flag

    He added that he hopes the FCC and other regulatory bodies in the U.S. will see the positives from the merger and the increased competition, which he argues would reduce customer's costs and help to increase overall functionality and connectivity.

    But that could be an uphill battle against regulators, who have not shied away from stating their desire to maintain at least four major carriers in the country. The merger, as argued by Son, would be a boost for the sector and help consumers, not hurt them.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • American regulators are on the fence over a possible merger of Sprint and T-Mobile amid worries that a potential deal proposed involving Sprint's parent company, SoftBank, would reduce the number of top wireless carriers from four to three.

    However, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says in an interview there is new movement that he hopes will give new life to the deal.

    He argued the merger would be positive for American customers, repeating previous statements that the merged companies would be able to deliver more efficient and faster service to their customers and would likely be able to compete against the other two big carriers: AT&T and Verizon.

    "We can make it more effective by getting bigger scale," he said during the interview session with reporters. "Us becoming a more credible competitor in scale is something good for American consumers and citizens."

    The merger would be in line with SoftBank's continued quest to be the global leader in Internet and hopes that a merger with T-Mobile will help boost its footprint in the United States, where Verizon and AT&T continue to dominate the market. Son purchased Sprint, the third largest U.S. carrier, last year.

    According to previous reports, Sprint is to pay T-Mobile $40 a share, which would value the company at $32 billion, but the fine details of the agreement have not been made public as the two sides are negotiating a number of factors, including financing options and termination fees.

    At a conference recently, Son -- who goes publicly as Masa Son -- lashed out at the main operators AT&T and Verizon, arguing they have a pseudo-monopoly on the market and that if his company and T-Mobile were to merge, it would help to increase speeds and lower prices. It would be a win-win, he argued.

    "We're going to provide better speed and lower prices," he vowed in his comments, which did not specifically name T-Mobile, but were apparent in his discussion.


    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 16, 2014 2:45 PM Flag

    How bout if DISH buys DT's stake that is left after Son takes his stake? This would get Charlie to a financial stake in the combined company and could negotiate some better terms for using the Network to host their spectrum? Sound feasible? I do not see them outbidding Sprint/Softbank?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 16, 2014 12:24 PM Flag

    I agree, I also feel that since Son has been meeting directly with the parent and they have all supposedly agreed on the terms that this deal seems to be more done with Sprint/Softbank. There may be a surprise to where Dish takes some interest in partnering with the merged company or possibly even having a financial stake?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • CNBC's David Faber reports Sprint and T-Mobile agree breakup fee and name according to sources. The deal is still weeks away.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 13, 2014 11:46 AM Flag

    A little more form Wireless Week.

    CNBC is reporting that Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to a $2 billion breakup fee should their potential merger not go through. The Wall Street Journal had previously reported the breakup fee attached to the merger would be $1 billion.

    The two companies have also reportedly agreed on T-Mobile as the name for the combined company, lending credibility to reports that T-Mobile CEO John Legere is in line to lead after the merger.

    T-Mobile has been outpacing Sprint, Verizon and AT&T in adding subscribers over the past few quarters and the number four carrier has been steadily improving its network and spectrum portfolio. Part of T-Mobile’s advances can be attributed to the $4 billion breakup fee it cashed in when U.S. regulators in 2011 shot down AT&T’s $39 billion bid for the carrier.

    The FCC, now under the leadership of Chairman Tom Wheeler, has been similarly skeptical of a proposed tie-up between Sprint and T-Mobile.

    SoftBank CEO/Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son has been busy bashing the state of the U.S. wireless industry as his company is reportedly readying a bid for T-Mobile as soon as July. Reports have indicated Sprint and Deutsche Telekom (DT), owners of 67 percent of T-Mobile, have agreed to a $40 per share price tag. DT would retain a 15 percent stake in T-Mobile following the transaction.

    Lurking in the shadows is Dish Network, which last year proved a serious impediment to Sprint’s eventual acquisition of Clearwire and SoftBank’s eventual acquisition of 80 percent of Sprint.

    In light of AT&T’s proposed $49 billion acquisition of satellite TV giant DirecTV, analysts have speculated Dish could jump in with a bid for T-Mobile. The move would help Dish keep pace with DirecTV and also provide it with a network on which to deploy its spectrum.

    -- Continued

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 13, 2014 11:42 AM Flag

    Not that I have heard. Just from CNBC.
    Generally CNBC is a good source.

    But I have to think the annoucement is soon forthcoming.
    Heck it's on the Internet it's gotta be true. LOL

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Wow can you say bye bye Sprint?
    Does make sense though, Sprint has kind of run their name into the ground as they do not have a good reputation.
    I thought it was going to be Softbank USA.

    CNBC: Sprint/T-Mobile agree on $2B breakup fee, name
    Jun 13 2014, 10:28 ET | About: T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS)
    CNBC's reported breakup fee figure is higher than the $1B+ previously reported by the WSJ, but still well below the $4B T-Mobile (TMUS +0.2%) was paid by AT&T.The TV network also reports Sprint (S +1.8%) and T-Mobile have agreed the post-merger company will be called T-Mobile. Though the carriers are roughly equal in size, T-Mobile has been performing much better as of late, and keeping its name would please parent Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY), which uses the T-Mobile brand in other markets.Past reports have noted brash T-Mobile CEO John Legere will likely be the head of the combined company.Sprint is trading higher. With skepticism about regulatory approval still running high, a reports about a relatively low breakup fee might be going over well with the Street.Previous: Sprint, T-Mobile reportedly near agreement on ~$40/share deal

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Hesse speaks on CNBC...

    by mr_whigglee Jun 11, 2014 4:10 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 11, 2014 4:12 PM Flag

    Actions are speaking louder then words! Why even ask him anymore.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Jun 9, 2014 4:11 PM Flag

    I figured that what you meant. In any event love the slogan. 'Expect the Unexpected'.And When you least expect it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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