|Bid||31.88 x 800|
|Ask||31.89 x 4000|
|Day's Range||31.85 - 32.06|
|52 Week Range||26.80 - 35.33|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.82|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.21|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.04 (6.51%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
The U.S. can build 5G networks without Huawei, but not every country can.
What’s Ahead for Hulu after AT&T Stake Sale?(Continued from Prior Part)Hulu’s investment in original contentHulu has spent billions of dollars on original content to build its subscriber base amid competition from streaming giants like
Verizon's Q1 Results Are Set for Next Week: What Analysts Expect(Continued from Prior Part)Ratings and target priceWall Street analysts are maintaining a neutral outlook on Verizon (VZ) stock. According to Reuters data, among the 30 analysts
What’s Ahead for Hulu after AT&T Stake Sale?(Continued from Prior Part)HuluHulu was jointly owned by Walt Disney (DIS), Comcast (CMCSA), 21st Century Fox, and AT&T (T). The acquisition of Fox assets last month gave a controlling stake of
Verizon's Q1 Results Are Set for Next Week: What Analysts Expect(Continued from Prior Part)Forward PEIn this article, we’ll have a look at how Verizon (VZ) is valued ahead of its first-quarter earnings results. On April 15, Verizon’s forward PE
Growing skepticism from the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust staff over the impact of the merger on competition in the market will test the resolve of the companies to complete the deal that would see the top U.S. wireless carriers shrink to three from four. While the Department of Justice has yet to reach a decision on whether to approve the deal, it is pushing Sprint and T-Mobile for evidence that the merger would be in the interest of U.S. consumers, people familiar with the matter said this week.
Investing.com - The U.S. first-quarter earnings season has gotten off to a strong start so far. According to FactSet, more than 78% of the S&P; 500 companies that have reported until now have topped analyst expectations, easing worries of an earnings recession.
Sprint and T-Mobile US may propose a structural remedy such as creating a wholesale network company in a last-ditch effort to salvage their proposed merger in the U.S., says an analyst.
AT&T wants more folks to get their next iPhone or Galaxy handed to them by the company’s own delivery service. The telecommunications and media giant has rolled out its delivery service – called "Ready to Go" – to more than 50 markets, according to a statement. The AT&T expert will get users set up with their new devices, including apps and music, while offering other accessories.
What’s Ahead for Hulu after AT&T Stake Sale?(Continued from Prior Part)Hulu faces competition in the streaming space Hulu faces stiff competition from streaming giants like Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN) Prime, AT&T’s (T) HBO Now, and
For at least the last two to three years, markets speculated that Viacom management would come to its senses and merge with CBS. Viacom did not provide any details to the renewal but the markets rewarded the stock that day anyhow.
AT&T (T) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Verizon's Q1 Results Are Set for Next Week: What Analysts Expect(Continued from Prior Part)Moving averages Recently, Verizon (VZ) stock fell below its 20-day moving average, suggesting a bearish sentiment in the company. On April 15, Verizon stock
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) is one of the hottest names in the market right now, and for good reason. While the iconic firm has dominated traditional media, the entertainment landscape has increasingly shifted toward the streaming arena. That left Disney stock in technical limbo over the last several years as Wall Street pondered its next move.Source: Shutterstock However, the company's Disney+ streaming service left observers with little doubt as to management's intentions. They're going after sector leader Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) with guns blazing. After the Disney+ announcement, DIS stock jumped 11.5% last Friday. On the following Monday, shares built on the spike rally, adding 1.5% in value.Not only that, bullish volume levels hit multi-year record highs. That fact sets this rally apart from others in the past. Investors genuinely believe that Disney stock will finally make good on its potential. It's hard not to see why. As I and others have argued, DIS enjoys a massive, enviable content umbrella.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? Still, streaming isn't a simple, binary road. Here are three factors to consider for DIS stock as it relates to Disney+: Discount Disney+ Pricing Has RisksUndoubtedly, one of the main draws for Disney+ is its price point. At $6.99, this dramatically undercuts Netflix's monthly subscription charge. Not only that, Netflix raised prices for its services this year. Therefore, the Magic Kingdom's announcement comes at an awkward and disadvantageous time for the streaming giant.Obviously, the markets feel the same way. While Disney stock launched toward the moon, NFLX shares absorbed a sizable hit on Friday. The volatility wasn't nearly as bad on Monday, but Netflix nevertheless did not enjoy a positive session. But are NFLX shareholders shaking in their boots?I doubt it. Although Disney+ represents a shot across the bow, management's pricing strategy is risky. Low prices are naturally good for consumers, and usually good for the issuing company. However, context matters. In this case, Disney doesn't need to attack Netflix on pricing.As I mentioned earlier, the company enjoys a massive content umbrella. Therefore, Disney should aggressively compete on this platform.Moreover, both Disney and Netflix offer inexpensive options relative to traditional TV packages from AT&T (NYSE:T) or Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH). The scale is small enough so that the average consumer can easily afford both streaming options.Eventually, I expect pricing for Disney+ to rise, which should benefit DIS stock longer term. Content Synergies to Boost Disney StockLike millions of Star Wars fans, I eagerly watched the teaser trailer for the final segment of the iconic saga. No matter how the movie plays out, Disney will likely rake in record-breaking revenues, providing another boost for DIS stock.But what shareholders must really love is management's plans for the franchise. Launching Disney+ wasn't just a matter of attacking Netflix, although it's doing exactly that. Rather, it's also about injecting new life into its marquee entertainment brands. Not only does this keep the brands relevant, but it also sets up future motion-picture projects.Here's what I mean: while everyone awaits the ninth and final episode of the Star Wars saga, Disney+ will showcase The Mandalorian. This is the first live-action Star Wars TV series, which can take this science-fiction universe into limitless avenues. If initial responses to The Mandalorian's teaser trailer are anything to go by, Disney stock has a massive winner waiting in the wings. * 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever After a few seasons of this TV series, the audience may hunger for another feature film. Therefore, the company can leverage Disney+ to pump out Star Wars movies but without causing fatigue. Essentially, this is a green light for DIS stock. Disney+ Features the Broadest AppealOne of the biggest strengths for Netflix is that it features edgy content. On several occasions, I've had friends and colleagues tell me to join the streaming service so that I can watch Narcos.Showcasing the Colombian drug trade during the 1980s, Narcos is raw and gritty. It appeals not only for its storyline but also for the fact that for most of us, we'll never get close to the cocaine industry. In a way, this show provides us an avenue to explore our darker ambitions legally.Here's the problem: you can't show this content to children for a host of patently obvious reasons. Plus, a great many adults would rather not watch such violent and macabre "entertainment."Disney+, while it's a content powerhouse, will not take many content risks. Their service will appeal to the widest demographic possible. In turn, this move will appeal to current and future stakeholders of Disney stock.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long AT&T stock. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post 3 Things to Watch for Disney Stock As It Ventures Into Streaming appeared first on InvestorPlace.
What’s Ahead for Hulu after AT&T Stake Sale?(Continued from Prior Part)AT&T’s debt levels AT&T (T) has been battling to reduce its debt, which has spiked due to the $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner last year in mid-June. AT&T
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in March 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]In a market environment that overwhelmingly encourages constant activity by investors who seemingly want to double their money every week, a discussion of stocks to buy and hold forever seems comically out of place.And yet, for better or worse, that's the mindset all of us should adopt for most of our investing capital. More often than not, the more you trade, the worse you end up doing.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt has been said (and verified) that 95% of true "day traders" -- the most aggressive and active of all market participants -- end up losing money by being too active for their own good. Conversely, the fact that Warren Buffett's favorite holding period is "forever" and how he's got a track record most investors would envy is just as telling. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm With that as the backdrop, here's a rundown of 10 stocks to buy and hold forever … or at least until something significant changes with your life plans or the companies themselves.Source: Shutterstock AT&T (T)Dividend Yield: 6.33% Year-to-date gain: 9.3%Calling a spade a spade, shares of telecom giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) haven't been easy to own in a while. The stock is down 14% from its mid-2016 peak, while most other stocks are well up for the timeframe. The impasse has been an increasingly tougher wireless and broadband market. But now that plans to acquire media outfit Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) look good a turnaround might have begun.If your intended timeframe really is "forever" though, a tough couple of years is nothing … particularly considering you're collecting a healthy dividend yield on your position's current value.More than that though, this is a telco name with a lot of clout, and a little more than $50 billion in the bank. And, if/when the Time Warner deal goes through, it will have yet another revenue-bearing weapon in its arsenal.Source: Shutterstock Alphabet (GOOGL, GOOG)Dividend Yield: N/A Year-to-date gain: 17.25%Fans and followers of the company will likely know that Google parent company Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) beat last quarter's earnings estimate, posting $12.77 per share. What got lost in the shuffle is how operating margains fell to 21 % from last quarter's 24%. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth Appreciated or not, Alphabet is a profit and revenue growth machine that has earned its spot on a list of "forever" stocks to buy. It may not always beat estimates, but it does always increase its numbers. That's because it keeps finding a way to serve as the middleman for about 70% of web searches done on desktops, and boasts being the preferred search engine for about 90% of the queries made via a mobile device.If it was going to be toppled, we'd see evidence of it by now.Source: Shutterstock 3M (MMM)Dividend Yield: 2.64% Year-to-date gain: 14.13%In an era where complicated companies are shedding disparate parts of themselves so each arm can be hyper-focused on doing one thing exceedingly well, 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) is something of an outlier. It offers everything from office supplies to healthcare products to the power transformers you see perched on top of power-line poles.It's wild mix that seems to work for 3M though, giving the company something to sell regardless of the economic environment.The clincher: 3M has managed to pay and increase its dividend every year going all the way back to 1977.Source: Shutterstock Walmart (WMT)Dividend Yield: 2.06% Year-to-date gain: 9.9%Yes, the advent of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has proven problematic for the world's biggest retailer, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT). Rumors of Walmart's death at the hands of Amazon, however, have been greatly exaggerated.After being knocked over a few years ago, the company has regrouped, having figured out a way to fight the ever-growing reach of its online rival. The evidence? Last quarter's same-store sales grew 2.6%. Per-share profits missed estimates, to be clear, but much of that miss can be attributed to investments the retailer has been making in itself. * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? While it has been an ugly battle at times, Walmart has finally learned how to compete with Amazon.com. The fact that it can leverage its stores to do so only bolsters the bullish case. Southern Co (SO)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.74% Year-to-date gain: 19.6%No list of stocks to buy and hold forever would be complete without a utility stock. In good times and bad, consumers almost always pay their electricity bill. And, even though margins are thin and power providers don't have a ton of pricing power, they have little competition in most markets. Most requests for rate hikes are also approved without question.To that end, Southern Co (NYSE:SO) is one of the top picks of the litter.Southern serves nine million customers, mostly in the south, although it's represented in most of the major regions of the United States. More important, Southern Co has dished out stunningly consistent (even if tiny) profit growth, setting the stage for equally consistent dividends. It has not failed to increase its annual payout since the late 90's.Source: Shutterstock Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)Dividend Yield: 2.60% Year-to-date gain: 8.46%As advanced as we've become as a society, the need for medicines, surgical products and simple healthcare solutions like Band-Aids and Tylenol is never going to go away. That means Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) -- which maintains a bigger product portfolio than most investors realize -- will always have something to sell to someone.That being said, don't think for a minute that a play on J&J is capitulation in the search for respectable growth. The company isn't just about treating tummy troubles and selling no-tears baby shampoo. * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives It still operates a pharmaceutical arm as well, with rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease drug Remicade and blood-thinner Xarelto both driving more than $1 billion in annual sales for the company.Source: Shutterstock Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B, BRK.A)Dividend Yield: N/A Year-to-date gain: 4.43%If the Warren Buffett mindset is the underlying philosophy in play here, why not go straight to the source and buy a piece of the fund he built from the ground up? That's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B, NYSE:BRK.A).Sure, in his most recent letter to shareholders, the Oracle of Omaha said he's struggling to find new companies at a "sensible purchase price," which is the life-blood of the organization's growth. There's also the stark reality that the 87-year-old Buffett is increasingly less involved with Berkshire Hathaway. That separation is only going to widen as time marches on.Still, he has more than proven his way works for the long haul. Over the course of the past half-century, Berkshire stock has performed about twice as well as the S&P 500 has.Source: Shutterstock Waste Management (WM)Dividend Yield: 1.96% Year-to-date gain: 18%There's an old adage … the only two sure things in life are death and taxes.It's a humorous point about the limited nature of human life and the far-reaching power of the IRS. But, it's not necessarily a complete cliche. There's a third certainty. That is, as long as people are living on the planet earth, they'll be creating garbage to shuttle to their nearby landfill.Enter Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM), which runs garbage-pickup services for 21 million North American customers. Although its top and bottom lines ebb and flow, the bigger trend for both is pointed upward. * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Look for more of the same too. As CEO Jim Fish pointed out late last month, "The babyboomers are coming into a period of heavy medical spend. All of our parents are aging and spending more on medical spend. There is medical waste generated from that, we are in that business. The industrial economy is important to us.Whether it's through repatriation from the new tax law, or just through the fact the U.S. and Canada are great places to do business and the industrial economy is showing some signs of life, we are a big industrial player on the back-end of the cycle."Source: Shutterstock American Water Works (AWK)Dividend Yield: 1.78% Year-to-date gain: 15.03%Perhaps just as certain as death, taxes and the creation of trash, as long as people are alive they're going to need water to survive. That puts a water utility name like American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) in the catbird seat.Much like electricity providers Southern Company, American Water Works Company -- which offers water and sewer services to 15 million people in the United States -- is rarely told no when it wants to raise rates. Water service prices have risen at above-inflation rates for the past several years, and American Water Works Company has benefitted from that industry-wide trend. It's not apt to change anytime soon.Source: Shutterstock Colgate-Palmolive (CL)Dividend Yield: 2.50% Year-to-date gain: 16%Last but not least, while the purchase of things like cars are cyclical, and the automobile industry itself is subject to constant reinvention, there are some consumer goods people just buy over and over again without a second thought. Among those often-repurchased items are Colgate toothpaste, Palmolive dish soap, Speed Stick deodorant and Cuddly fabric conditioner.Yep, they're all made by Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL), though they're only a small sampling of the brands you'll find under the company's umbrella. * 7 High-Risk Stocks With Big Potential Rewards Those who know the Colgate-Palmolive story well will know the company has gotten into some sloppy spending habits, crimping margins more than most shareholders would like. That's starting to change, however, with a serious and rather impressive cost-cutting initiative. The benefits of that work could last years, if not decades.As of this writing, James Brumley hold a long position in AT&T. You can follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley.Compare Brokers The post 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The longer it takes, the likelier something goes awry: markets, the economy, the business, belief. Assets waste. Talent leaves. Stocks fall.
Verizon's Q1 Results Are Set for Next Week: What Analysts Expect(Continued from Prior Part)Verizon’s Fios video net additions The major driver of Verizon’s (VZ) Wireline segment is its Fios offering. Verizon’s Fios is a fiber-optic network
Michael Nathanson, senior analyst at MoffettNathanson, joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss Netflix's earnings as the stock turns positive.