Exposes your ignorance and laziness. It's no wonder you can't comprehend the info I've been posting about DTV.
LOL left early for vaca and thought I would check in to see the Maroons posting nothing about DTV figures and I find one too lazy to bother looking up the VOD yield I already explained once yesterday. VOD has a dividend payment only twice a year and those two are not like amounts so most automated stock pages auto calculating make errors. Hence the yield error, not a forward yield. Exposing the lazy who don't bother to do their homework. Same would apply to them for not bothering to crunch pro forma numbers for DTV.
Classic. All the personal attacks and spamming by T's on this message board but the won't discuss the most pertinent aspect of DTV acquisition. Nothing but crickets for 24 hours now.
What a dolt. Someone posting with an imposter ID FALSELY accusing someone of multiple IDs. I can't speak for Tokuu but I will tell you Nige lives across the pond and I'm in the U.S. If you want to stalk enough you would realize Nige and I have been posting a long time now on the VOD board but I would be surprised to find a post by Tokuu on VOD message board.
FYI, you're not a super sleuth.
Market value of spectrum was $4B and cash was $2B. Spectrum was booked at $2B write off. It was $6B gift. No biggie....compared to what the DTV disaster is going to look like.
Pretty much all on topic while Bill's is harassment. None off topic beyond replying to a few personal attacks such as Bill's. The only time I bring up VOD is when someone else here brings VOD into the discussion. You can go check it.
Stupid is you chuckleheads avoiding the pertinent discussion of DTV/T with these personal attacks.
So you've joined the Smalls fan club since you are stalking me? Not a stalker? Let's take a look a the groupie. Most of your eight posts today are directed at me instead of discussion about AT&T and portion of your posts are frivolous off topic garbage which is the definition of spam.
So is Mr. Ergen arguing broadband should be classed a utility allowing for more regulated pricing controls or an unthrottled (net neutrality) internet or both?
Nuff, rates should mean something to you if you are in the investment markets. One of the biggest things supporting T price right now is its yield compared to the bond market. You must have peripheral vision in the markets or just go buy a broad index.
LOL. Not going to chase your wild goose. Bill should do his homework as well as read my posts a little closer. VOD is not yielding 7%. Heck, I would argue VZ over AT&T at this juncture with the pending DTV purchase and it has a lower yield than T or VOD.
You want an endless list to haggle over when the topic here is AT&T.
A simple response for you. Buy a low cost S&P 500 index which doesn't expose you to single company CEO's making major blunders and hurting your book significantly. KEEP IN MIND THE GOAL WAS A 5% RETURN WITH LITTLE RISK TO CAPITAL. This strategy is not a dividend to your account but the return is as good or better over time against capital risk than a single equity exposure or even a small basket. When the 10 year yield starts to approach double digits in the years ahead then consider moving to a blended investment book of bonds and equities. IF it ever breaks much over double digits then consider a heavier bond exposure but we are talking multiple years out before the odds of that happening become significant. A good number of silver hairs on this message board might be dead before we get back into double digit interest rates again.
I wouldn't touch a bond right now you aren't willing to maturity (preferably short maturities) and I wouldn't touch a bond fund period. Not even with Lap Dog's money.
KMI....I'm not going to spend my time running out a list for you to pick over and argue about those. Wait a few years and the bond markets will provide safer 5% yields with much lower risk to capital over the next 20 years. Investments vs. the original point of a 5% yield with desire for very limited capital risk are different parts of the a targeted investment spectrum.
Might be a smart move considering EU could get its first round of QE as soon as next week. What happened to Japan and U.S. equities when QE was launched? Even if you don't like VOD then some exposure to EU equities in some form or another at this point should be strongly considered.
Looks like Burger King has a wise, young CEO who is taking advantage of the inversion window before congress might attempt to slam it shut. Look at the Whopper makers share price run since the announcement. If you were wise Bill, you might root for T to ditch the smelly fish and grab an inversion play (that is in heavy investment phase which will bring top quality networks) that would place AT&T as the largest telecom in the world. The inversion play has served BKW shareholders very, very well and will continue to going forward.
Yes. Those figures don't tell the big picture. You missed all the cash from VZ Wireless sale being turned through capex. Do your homework on capex for massive 4G build. Believe it was somewhere in the 20% range 4G coverage and they have already passed 40% since the build began and have targeted 92% 4G coverage across Europe markets as well as 4G in several markets outside Europe. They are running up VoLTE in Australia. Quality of national network is what put VZ in the wireless drivers in the U.S. The only thing that saved T's backside was the iPhone exclusive.
a few of those numbers are incorrect. Quarterly earnings growth is not correct. The dividend is incorrect as well as it is too high. Believe divy is $1.6X off top of head. Dividend by VOD is not in equal amounts and is just twice a year so most automated websites don't calculate yield % correctly. Last I checked the VOD yield was just below T's and just above VZ's yield.
Really? How so? You have some calculations. The figure was off of DTV investor page for the 800 million and wish Yahoo didn't block links in this case. If you are lazy and want to use Google Finance EPS X shares you have under 3B.