|Bid||32.090 x 900|
|Ask||32.100 x 1300|
|Day's Range||32.060 - 32.520|
|52 Week Range||31.170 - 39.800|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.75|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.00 (6.04%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action.
Ed Lee, Recode managing editor, and Jessi Hempel, Wired senior writer, provide insight to Comcast's preparation of an all-cash offer for Twenty-First Century Fox assets. Also CNBC's David Faber weighs in on the deal and potential regulatory hurdles ahe...
The fall in Comcast’s voice revenue is primarily the result of the distribution of voice revenue to customers with bundled services and a fall in the number of residential voice customers. In the quarter, the media and cable giant reported voice revenue of nearly $1.01 billion, a fall of 2.7% YoY (year-over-year) from $1.03 billion. AT&T posted a fall of 20.0% YoY in the legacy voice and data service revenues in its Business Solutions segment, while Charter’s voice revenue fell 19.8%.
Many hedge fund managers make money by identifying undervalued companies and investing in them before they grow more successful. If the price of the company goes down as expected the hedge fund then makes money off of the bet. Goldman Sachs has recently released a list of companies that hedge funds are short selling the most as part of its latest "Hedge Fund Trend Monitor," according to CNBC.
AT&T (T) plans to get its Mexico unit out of the red this year, but its priority is also closing its pending acquisition of Time Warner (TWX). The court’s decision on whether AT&T can close the acquisition is expected by June 12. The United States Department of Justice (or DOJ) filed a lawsuit to block AT&T from acquiring Time Warner, saying a merger of the two companies would hurt consumers through higher pay-TV prices or limited television choices.
Comcast’s (CMCSA) cable business generated revenue of $13.5 billion in the first quarter, a rise of 3.6% year-over-year. Comcast’s first-quarter revenue was mainly driven by strong growth in its business services units and growth in high-speed Internet and advertising revenues. The growing popularity of Xfinity Home and the rising revenue growth from X1 licensing agreements have also been benefiting its cable business.
AT&T (T) continues to gain ground in Mexico, with its Mexico wireless subsidiary adding 534,000 customers in the three months through March 31 to close the first quarter with 15.6 million subscribers. It gained more than 3 million subscribers over the past four quarters according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson in his presentation at a recent investor meeting hosted by JPMorgan Chase.
Specifically, the dividend yield for the S&P 500, as a whole, was surpassed by the yield of three-month Treasuries. What matters most to investors here is getting a grip on whether dividend stocks are (relatively speaking) assets or liabilities. Many of the S&P 500’s strongest constituents like Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) are more than capable of paying a healthy dividend, but choose not to pay one at all.
On April 25, Comcast (CMCSA) reported impressive first-quarter results, delivering better-than-expected earnings and revenue. The media and cable giant has exceeded earnings expectations for the past five consecutive quarters. Comcast reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.62 in the first quarter.
As T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) were discussing whether or not they should combine their operations to better compete in the fiercely competitive US wireless market, Verizon (VZ) was busy crafting an idea for a new type of wireless service. Earlier this year, it quietly launched Visible, a new startup that offers unlimited wireless services at $40 per month. It includes unlimited data, calls, and text messaging. Unlimited data plans for Verizon and other operators such as AT&T (T), T-Mobile, and Sprint cost at least $20 more than Visible’s entire package.
AT&T (T) has introduced new ways to make more money from its DirecTV Now service. It’s adding a cloud DVR (digital video recorder) feature as a paid upgrade for DirecTV Now subscribers who pay $35 per month for the basic plan, which gives access to more than 60 live channels and other on-demand content. With the cloud DVR feature, AT&T will charge DirecTV Now subscribers $10 more per month to save 100 hours of shows for up to three months, with the ability to store 20 hours of shows for 30 days. For another $5 per month, subscribers can get even more access.
It only takes a single tweet by a celebrity to erode massive amounts from a company’s market cap, and short sellers rejoice when it happens. Snapchat corporate parent Snap Inc. ( SNAP) realized this when a tweet from celebrity Kylie Jenner tanked the stock price by more than 8% intraday during late February. Since then, the stock price has continued its downward run and currently trades at record low levels of around $10.75 per share at the time of writing.
Verizon (VZ) is looking to launch commercial 5G (fifth-generation) services in at least four US markets before the end of the year, according to CEO Lowell McAdam in his recent interview with CNBC. Verizon initially said it was planning to roll out 5G services in three to five markets in 2018.
At the end of May 14, T-Mobile (TMUS) had a market cap of ~$47.8 billion. In the US wireless carrier industry, AT&T (T) leads with a market cap of ~$197.7 billion, followed by Verizon (VZ) with its market cap of ~$200.4 billion as of May 18.