|Bid||30.92 x 900|
|Ask||31.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||30.52 - 31.03|
|52 Week Range||26.80 - 39.29|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.61|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.01|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.04 (6.66%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
While growth in site rental revenues will likely drive Crown Castle International's (CCI) fourth-quarter 2018 performance, volatility in network services business remains a spoilsport.
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A Brief Synopsis of Netflix’s Q4 Earnings(Continued from Prior Part)Netflix’s paid subscribers in the fourth quarter Netflix (NFLX) posted better-than-expected subscriber numbers in the fourth quarter. Its paid streaming subscriber additions
Analysts’ Fourth-Quarter Expectations for Verizon(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ target prices Of the 29 Reuters-surveyed brokerages covering Verizon (VZ) stock, 12 (41%) recommend “buy,” 17 (59%) recommend “hold,” and none
A Brief Synopsis of Netflix’s Q4 Earnings(Continued from Prior Part)Netflix’s revenue Netflix (NFLX) has been delivering robust revenues for the past five years. The online streaming giant posted an impressive YoY (year-over-year) revenue rise in
The market continues to defy both the bulls and the bears. The former wants a pullback to buy, the latter feels we're overbought. Can investors keep up the positivity during a holiday-shortened trading week next week? Remember, no trades for Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. With that out of the way, let's look at a few top stock trades for Tuesday. ### Netflix (NFLX) InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips If I told you ahead of the report that Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock was up more than 50% over the past three weeks, but missed on revenue and subscription estimates, what would your prediction be for the stock price? While it's closing near its lows on Friday, NFLX was threatening to go green at one point on Friday. Down just 4%, the damage is much more contained than many investors would have thought. That goes to show just how tough the prediction business is. In any regard, NFLX stock is on the cusp of filling that miniature gap from last week, near $335. That's also where the 200-day moving average is. If those levels act as support -- with a possible overshoot to $330 -- then NFLX may very well continue higher. * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality Below $330 and $300 is definitely possible. ### Tesla (TSLA) It was made public that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is reducing its workforce by 7% and likely generated worse bottom-line results in the fourth quarter than in the third quarter. That sent the stock down about 12% on the day to around $304. Tesla is grasping to the $300 to $310 support levels and a slight overshoot could land it in the $290s, which acted as support in December and earlier this month. If I was short this name, I'd likely look to cover at least some of the position after Friday's decline. From the long side, it's hard to take a bite into Tesla without seeing a rebound first. Ideally, it'd be nice to see TSLA stay over $310. For bulls, be careful if this loses its December lows. ### Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) This one is plain and simple. Over $19 and bulls can stay long Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD). * 10 High-Growth Stocks for the Return of the Bull I'd love to leave it at that, but let's break it down a bit. AMD is breaking out over downtrend resistance (blue line), has all three major moving averages just below it as support and is clearly finding $19 as support. Below $19 and the setup fails. Conservative bulls can use the 50-day moving average as their stop-loss. However, AMD has room up to $22 and possibly higher depending on the overall market. ### AT&T (T) I am long AT&T (NYSE:T) purely for its juicy 6.6% dividend yield. However, it always helps when the stock is trading well too. We have T consolidating higher here and if it can push through $31, we could see $31.50 in a hurry. Remember, this stock was at $33 just a few months ago. If we can pick up a mid-single-digit return plus collect a big dividend, that's a win-win. Above $30 and the 50-day moving average, and T stock still looks good. ### S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Everyone keeps talking about how fast the markets have rallied off the bottom and indeed, it has been a rapid rise. At some point that has to end, but pinpointing it has been tough. For the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), the ETF made a mockery of Fibonacci traders. Stopping right at the 50% retracement on Thursday, the S&P 500 surged over 1% on Friday. Just a bit higher from here, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement rests at $269.45. If that weren't notable enough, we have the 100-day moving average now crossing below the 200-day near $271. Maybe the SPY can surge ahead and overshoot these levels, but I would expect that it will at least cause investors to pause and/or take some profits. I wouldn't be going heavily short right now, but I would be trimming some longs after this type of rally. According to the RSI (blue circle), we're not wildly overbought. In fact, we're not even technically overbought yet, with a reading of just 61.6 on chart. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks You Really Need to Look at for 2019 Should the SPY push through the 200-day, 100-day and 61.8% retracement, look for resistance between $278 and $280. That was a brick wall for the SPY in Q4. On the downside, look for support from the 50-day and $260 level. Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday: SPY, NFLX, TSLA, AMD, T appeared first on InvestorPlace.
A Brief Synopsis of Netflix’s Q4 EarningsNetflix’s earningsNetflix (NFLX) reported mixed results for the fourth quarter of 2018 after the closing bell on January 17. The online video streaming giant exceeded its earnings estimates but failed to
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Let's take a look at what we learned from CEO Reed Hastings and other executives on Netflix's Q4 earnings call to help evaluate Netflix as the likes of Disney (DIS), Apple (AAPL), and others enter the streaming market.
Wall Street is waiting to hear what Comcast plans to do with Sky, its prize from a takeover battle vs. Walt Disney. Whether Sky will boost Comcast stock is unclear.
As the U.S. markets further stabilize, I consider three telecom stocks in particular to be good stocks to buy for a diversified portfolio: Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T). While analysts debate what is next for telecom stocks and whether a global recession is around the corner, I am in the cautiously optimistic bull camp for the coming months. Consider that Wall Street regards telecoms' revenues to be relatively safe during an economic slowdown, since not many people would give up their phone account in a slowdown, unless their personal economic situation got really bad. But creating growth opportunities in a mature industry like telecommunication services still requires proactive management. And that's what sets these three telecom stocks apart from the rest. The upcoming 5G revolution should also be a strong catalyst for their stock prices. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying With that said, here's a deeper look into what makes these three telecoms standout stocks to buy for 2019 and beyond. ### ### Vodafone (VOD) Source: Shutterstock Vodafone, the global telecoms giant headquartered in London, currently offers a dividend yield of almost 9%. The high payout is in part due to the company's history of returning a big chunk of earnings to shareholders, but it is also due to the fall in VOD stock during 2018. After reaching a high of $32.75 in January 2018, Vodafone shares saw a low of $18.45 in October and investor sentiment remained weak throughout the year. In recent years, Vodafone has pursued an ambitious acquisition strategy and invested in developing its network. Now VOD's management is working to integrate its various mergers and cut costs at the same time. The group aims to save over $1 billion in continental Europe alone. And that should help toward the double-digit profit growth VOD stock analysts are expecting from 2020 onwards. Organic growth in many emerging markets, including the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa, remains high, providing a tailwind in the near future. In 2018, fluctuating currency rates have meant the British pound has suffered considerably while the uncertainty over Brexit, the U.K.'s proposed exit from the European Union (E.U.), has taken some of the shine off the performance in these regions. However, 2019 will possibly see a different story, as the markets have already priced the Brexit worries into the share price. Markets are always forward looking and the U.K.-based stocks are likely to move away from this political discourse. Vodafone's investment prospects are improving and I feel price of VOD stock now presents an attractive value as well as impressive total return potential, all of which are fueled by its high dividend yield. VOD stock may continue to be volatile, yet as a buy-and-hold investor, you would collect over 9% in dividend payments, beating returns on many other investments. ### ### Verizon Communications (VZ) Source: Shutterstock Over the past year, Verizon Communications, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., is up almost 10%. The relatively strong recent performance of VZ stock has been based on its healthy fundamentals. Verizon's most recent financial results have benefited from cost savings measures as well as lower taxes -- two factors that have helped the VZ stock price. In 2018, it covered about 300 million U.S. residents who showed "strong loyalty" toward the company. On the 5G front, where Verizon is aiming to be the leader, VZ's organic earnings growth is expected to materialize in 2020 onwards … after the full mobile 5G launch in 2019. The benefits of 5G will include much faster download speeds, more data capacity -- a must for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices -- and lower latency or very little lag in mobile applications, which should have a positive impact on the development of online gaming as well as self-driving cars. In the 5G race and the battle for bandwith, global and city governments are beginning to auction off lucrative airwave rights. And Verizon is currently working with major U.S. cities to secure these rights. Verizon's loyal customers coupled with VZ management's planning will drive the 5G growth in the near future, too. Finally, Verizon has a history of increasing dividends and its current dividend yield is over 4%. This is yet another important reason why I believe VZ stock belongs in a capital-growth portfolio. On Nov. 1, 2018, Verizon paid a quarterly common stock dividend of 60.25 cents per share; the next dividend payment is expected in early February. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them VZ stock has a strong story and a clean balance sheet with robust cash flows; thus, it remains on of the more appealing long-term growth stocks to buy on a fundamental basis. ### ### AT&T (T) Source: Shutterstock Amid all the recent market volatility, I regard AT&T as one of the key telecom stocks to buy for value and stability. Over the past few years, T stock has lagged behind the broader market overall; yet, the company has a strong brand and wireless infrastructure -- two factors that are likely to make it a dominant player in the 5G sphere. The new 5G technology will boost productivity and growth globally. 5G will also be at the center of the infrastructure for building smart cities. Coupled with a price-to-earnings ratio of about 15x, T stock deserves further due diligence in the tech world that is getting ready for 5G dominance. In December 2018, AT&T launched its own 5G network in over a dozen U.S. cities. In June 2018, a federal court approved the merger of AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner -- a deal that has turned AT&T in a media giant. This merger has been weighing on AT&T for some time; however, 2019 should see the question marks slowly disappear. I expect the media business, including the HBO platform, to contribute to the earnings growth. The merger should also enable AT&T to increase its data-driven advertising revenues. In addition to the company's strong earnings power through telecom and media-related operations, like VOD and VZ stock, T stock also offers a strong dividend yield at over 6%, which is a big attraction for many long-term investors seeking strong stocks to buy for 2019 and beyond. As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post The 3 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio This Year appeared first on InvestorPlace.
It didn’t happen overnight, but AT&T; is ready to show digital ads again on YouTube after testing a system that aims to keep it brand separate from unwanted videos.
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock is down about 2% after it reported earnings yesterday that just missed growth estimates. Earnings came in at 30 cents per share of Netflix stocks against analyst estimates of 24 cents. Subscriber additions were also ahead of projections -- by nearly 1 million in the case of international subscriptions. But revenues of $4.19 billion fell slightly short of estimates for $4.21 billion. More importantly, Netflix's forecast for the first quarter of 2019, was well below the 82 cents per share of earnings and $4.61 billion of revenue that Wall Street had been projecting. NFLX projects earnings of $253 million, 56 cents per share, on revenue of $4.49 billion. The selling, however, didn't quite match the buying of two days earlier, after Netflix announced a 13% price hike, to $13 per month for its most popular viewing plan. That sent shares up 6%. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips ### Netflix Stock's Story Remains Intact What matters is that the growth story for Netflix stock remains intact. Although investors are paying a high price for it. At a market cap of $153 billion, Netflix is selling at 121 times earnings, and almost 10x revenue. Even with the predicted doubling of earnings in 2019, you're still looking at a forward P/E near 82. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Rise of Menswear What justifies the price is the audience, 80 million households viewed Susanne Bier's Bird Box, a number that is light years ahead of most broadcast audiences. For comparison 2018's Super Bowl had 103.4 million viewers. But Super Bowl numbers are down, and Netflix' global audience is now 139 million. Even that trend is in Netflix' favor. Success, however, has a cost. In response to moves by Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), AT&T (NYSE:T) and Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) to cut into its U.S. streaming market, Netflix raised its budget for producing new content. NFLX spent an estimated $8 billion on content this year, and analysts expect that to rise to $16 billion in by 2022. The U.S. price hike, which was not replicated globally, also cuts into the consumer budgets AT&T and Disney are going after. The more money people are already spending on Netflix, the less likely they are to add a second or third streaming channel. Top directors and producers are flocking to Netflix not just for the money, but for the creative control the service offers. A May 2018 deal with Barack and Michelle Obama was typical of the sort of unique programming Netflix tends to deliver. The price, somewhere between $65 and $99 million, was higher than the couple earned for their autobiographies and quite high for people who haven't produced TV before. Total creative control, which Netflix has been giving talent since 2011, should keep it competitive even as rivals ramp up their budgets. ### The Bottom Line for Netflix Stock As I wrote in October, Netflix has become a global presence, while its rivals are just approaching the U.S. market. Netflix stock remains very pricey but it has managed to grow into its ever-higher valuations. Five years ago, when Netflix shares were at about $60, they were considered expensive by analysts who compared it with HBO. A year ago, at $190, they were considered very expensive by analysts comparing them with Time Warner. They opened for trade January 18 at $352 per share, and you'll hear the same talk about how expensive they are. * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying But those who have bought along the way have been richly rewarded. Those who bought Netflix into its bear market bottom of $246, just one month ago, are sitting on gains of 43%. Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post Don't Bet Against Netflix Stock. Just Don't. appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Analysts’ Fourth-Quarter Expectations for Verizon(Continued from Prior Part)Verizon’s dividend yieldLong-term investors tend to prefer stocks that have better dividend yields and dividend growth. Verizon’s (VZ) dividend yield was ~4.2% as of
Analysts’ Fourth-Quarter Expectations for Verizon(Continued from Prior Part)Verizon’s scale Verizon (VZ) was the largest US wireless carrier as of January 16, with a market capitalization of $235.9 billion. Meanwhile, AT&T’s (T), Sprint’s
AT&T is one of the largest U.S. brand marketers by total ad spend, according to research firm eMarketer, and its return caps off a tumultuous period for YouTube beginning in March 2017, when major advertisers including Verizon Communications Inc and Johnson & Johnson, left the platform after their ads played during videos featuring hate speech or other disturbing material. As brands eventually returned to YouTube, AT&T remained a major advertiser that held back.
Netflix Down despite Beating Q4 Earnings and Subscriber EstimatesNetflix posts mixed fourth-quarter results Netflix (NFLX) stock fell more than 4% in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company announced mixed results for its fourth quarter of
AT&T is one of the largest U.S. brand marketers by total ad spend, according to research firm eMarketer, and its return caps off a tumultuous period for YouTube beginning in March 2017, when major advertisers including Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N), left the platform after their ads played during videos featuring hate speech or other disturbing material. As brands eventually returned to YouTube, AT&T remained a major advertiser that held back.
Investors who believe in the longer-term story for Netflix had a chance to buy the stock on weakness in after-hours trading on Thursday.
What’s Expected for T-Mobile’s Fourth-Quarter Results(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ target pricesOf the 22 analysts covering T-Mobile (TMUS), 19 recommend “buy,” three recommend “hold,” and none recommend “sell.” Their median
Netflix (NFLX) adds 8.84 million subscribers in Q4, much better than the previously expected 7.6 million on strong international growth.
As part of a new campaign, AT&T; employees will work with community leaders and organizations to help tackle the chronic challenges of poverty, skills gaps and crime on Atlanta’s Westside. AT&T;’s goal is to help cultivate a future of opportunity and promise.
Because their competitors are NFL sponsors, some giant Atlanta companies will just have to enjoy the Super Bowl festivities on the outside looking in.