|Bid||8.57 x 40700|
|Ask||8.58 x 21500|
|Day's Range||8.55 - 8.59|
|52 Week Range||7.70 - 10.22|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.32|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.48|
|Earnings Date||Feb 22, 2017 - Mar 1, 2017|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.46 (5.34%)|
|1y Target Est||10.15|
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a Ba3 rating to the proposed senior secured notes to be issued by Atento Luxco 1 ("Atento") under the same terms and conditions as the USD 400 million senior secured notes due 2022, and irrevocably and unconditionally guaranteed by Atento S.A. and certain subsidiaries. Atento's Ba3 corporate family rating remains unchanged. The rating of the proposed additional notes assumes that the final transaction documents will not be materially different from draft legal documentation reviewed by Moody's to date and assume that these agreements are legally valid, binding and enforceable.
Telefonica TEF is the incumbent telephone operator in Spain and, along with America Movil AMOV / AMX , it is one of two dominant operators in Latin America. Thanks to its acquisition of E-Plus in Germany, it is the largest wireless operator by number of subscribers in the country. It is also the second-largest wireless operator in the United Kingdom.
Announcement: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Telefonica S.A. Madrid, March 19, 2019 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Telefonica S.A. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers.
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You would think that it's a great time to be in telecom stocks.And it is, but even the best -- and biggest -- of the bunch are having trouble keeping up with all the change that's going on.As mobility expanded, most of the big players just bought the smaller up and comers and started building towers, laying cable, whatever it took to maintain their dominance.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut as this trend continues to expand, there are players in various markets that are finding consistent growth tough to come by and the mergers with big players never materialized. Or, these are big players that just have nowhere to go now. * 10 Tech Stocks to Buy Now for 2025 These seven high-yield telecom stocks to avoid may have tantalizing dividends, but that income doesn't really matter if the stock isn't moving in the right direction. Also, high dividends can also be a last-ditch effort to keep investors. But a bad quarter will likely put that dividend at risk, and once it's cut, things get really ugly. Vodafone Group PLC (VOD)Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) used to be a mobile darling, back when Motorola was a dominant mobile phone maker. Now it's in tough markets during tough times.A U.K.-based firm, it is struggling at home with Brexit issues and a ban on Huawei telecom equipment. The latter issue means it's going to have to pull that equipment from its towers and replace it.As for its Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific division, there's more competition from local telecoms that can get by on less than VOD. Big countries like India also have a vested interest in developing their own technology companies rather than relying on outsiders.Finally, its attempted merger with Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has sent the company into the convertible bond market to fund it. Adding more to its debt at this point is a real risk. It's likely why the stock is off nearly 50% in the past year.Sure the 9.8% dividend looks good, but it doesn't save you from the capital losses. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri (TKC)Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC), or Turkcell, is a major mobile provider in Turkey.The stock has withered from around $10 a year ago, to the mid-$6s today. That means its 6.3% dividend isn't going patch much of the leak in its asset pricing. Also bear in mind that after that significant price drop the dividend is only sitting at 6%.The risks here are fundamentally political and geographical. The political risk is an authoritarian government that doesn't get along with most of its NATO allies and that has meant difficult trade deals and economic consistency. The Turkish lira has been extremely volatile and that isn't likely to recede. * 10 Top Pot Stocks 2019 Has to Offer Geographically, Turkey shares a border with Syria, Iraq and Iran. And across those borders are the Kurdish people that have been a thorn in the side of many Turkish leaders for decades. Yet the Kurds have been great allies of the West in the region. Again, more volatility and Turkcell is hemmed in. Maxar Technologies (MAXR)Maxar Technologies Inc (NYSE:MAXR) has a 19% dividend yield.Unfortunately, the stock just hit a new 52-week low today and it's off more than 90% in the past year.That means you only lost 70% in the past year, if you include the dividend. The true definition of cold comfort.MAXR is all about space. It has a handful of divisions that focus on geospatial robotics, imagery and communications and analytics. Given the fact that there seems to be a rebirth in global interest in launching into space, it would seem like a company like MAXR would be doing well.But the problem is, most space programs are still being built by governments or private firms subsidized by governments. And in the U.S., where firms like SpaceX and Blue Origin are going at it alone, that isn't enough business to keep a firm like MAXR growing. Check in again in about five years. Veon Ltd (VEON)Veon Ltd (NASDAQ:VEON) is a Dutch telecom firm that has operations in the Netherlands as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. It's the eleventh largest mobile network with 214 million subscribers.It delivers a 12% dividend yield and given the fact that it lost 12% in the past year, if you were a shareholder, you would be at about breakeven, which could be worse.However, there's one number -- actually, there's more than one, to be honest -- that really sticks out. Its debt-to-equity ratio is at 214%. It owes $2 for every $1 it has in equity. The global telecom industry average according to Gurufocus.com is 74%.Its overseas markets include Russia, Algeria, Ukraine, Pakistan and Bangladesh. These aren't exactly growth markets now, or any time in the near future. What's more, they're all politically and economically unstable. * The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year Add to that the fact that Europe isn't doing well economically right now, and you have enough reasons to steer clear of this one for now. Telefonica (TEF)Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) is a good sized international telecom and it has been around a very long time. Once the state-sponsored phone company of Spain, it has since expanded its territory across Europe and into South America.Given its size, it has a solid 5.4% dividend yield. The problem is, its South American operations tend to be wings or weights on its stock price. And at the current time, it's the latter.TEF's current debt-to-equity ratio is more than 300%, which is huge. The problem is, Brazil has been a basket case for years and Argentina is also struggling. And that doesn't even include Venezuela.These issues weigh heavily on the parent as well as its regional subsidiaries. And those issues aren't going away anytime soon, given the global economic slowdown.The slowdown is also hurting Europe, as is the Brexit mess. It's not even worth bottom fishing right now. CenturyLink (CTL)CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) is a U.S.-based telecom that provides residential and business services around the U.S. Its merger with Level3 also opened it up to enterprise services and global customers in over 60 countries.It generally provides a very high dividend -- currently around 8% -- but that usually comes at the price of the stock, which is off 32% in the past year.Most of CTL's business is in the U.S., in areas outside of major cities, where it may well be the only game in town for exurban and rural customers. That gives it some monopolistic qualities but also means it has to spend on equipment where people want cutting edge service but the populations don't help CTL recover the costs.That isn't a win-win situation. It either provides lesser quality service to those areas, which in turn makes for dissatisfied customers that actively avoid expanding services with CTL, or spending money on quality service that may take years to recoup since the population isn't dense enough to make a dent in the short term. * 7 Growth Stocks Racing to All-Time Highs Its debt-to-equity ratio is 180% and will likely remain much higher than average until it can figure out how to solve this fundamental problem. America Movil (AMOV)America Movil SAB de CV (NYSE:AMOV) is kind of the AT&T (NYSE:T) of Mexico. It provides mobile and fixed-line services in Mexico as well as pay television and equipment.And its base economy is doing well. It's the rest of the business that is causing it trouble right now. With operations around South America, it is suffering in most of its major markets -- Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.Its Central American operations aren't faring much better. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are also in bad economic shape at the moment.Its operations in Eastern Europe don't really mean that much to the bottom line and its Caribbean operations, which rely on Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, aren't helping, especially all the repair work that needs to be done in PR.It's no surprise AMOV's debt-to-equity is a whopping 354% right now. And that's a dangerous amount of debt to have when the global economy is slowing.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks Already Rewarding Shareholders In 2019 * The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year * 7 Stocks That Should Be Worried About a Data Dividend Compare Brokers The post 7 High-Yield Telecom Stocks to Avoid appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today assigned a Ba2 long-term rating to Telefonica Europe B.V.'s proposed issuance of undated, deeply subordinated, guaranteed fixed rate reset securities (the "hybrid debt"), which are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Telefonica S.A. (Telefonica) on a subordinated basis. All other ratings of Telefonica and its guaranteed subsidiaries, as well as the stable outlook, remain unchanged.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") affirmed today Millicom International Cellular S.A.'s ("Millicom") CFR at Ba1 and its existing senior unsecured ratings at Ba2. The affirmation of the ratings follows Millicom's acquisition of Telefonica CAM, which combines Telefonica S.A.'s (Telefonica, Baa3 stable) mobile operations in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, for a total enterprise value of $1.65 billion.
Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica said on Monday that it was launching open-access, wholesale broadband mobile internet service in Peru aimed at expanding coverage in rural areas. The operator, Internet para Todos Peru (IpT), will also be backed by Facebook, the private investment arm of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Development Bank of Latin America, Telefonica said. Telefonica, the largest internet provider in Peru, said that if successful, the project's business model can be replicated across Latin America to deliver mobile broadband to millions of people who live in remote areas.
Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica has failed to help rivals enter the German mobile market, breaking a promise made five years ago in return for regulatory approval of its E-Plus deal, EU antitrust regulators said on Friday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has taken a tough line against companies breaching procedural rules or pledges and levied million-euro fines against companies including Facebook in recent years. The European Commission on Friday said it had sent a statement of objections, or charge sheet, to Telefonica, giving the company until April 5 to respond.
FRANKFURT/PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - Continental Europe's three biggest telecoms groups expect only modest profit growth this year as they face relentless competition in their home markets and investments in next-generation mobile networks and fibre broadband. Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefonica forecast core profit growth of up to 3 percent for 2019, a year when costly 5G auctions will take place while mergers that could ease competition remain a distant prospect. Germany's Deutsche Telekom operates in an easier domestic mobile market, with three players instead of four, but is spending on broadband fibre to combat strong cable competitors.
Telefonica, long the poor relation among the former national carriers, provided the only bright spot, forecasting growing profit and sales this year where analysts had expected stagnation and a decline respectively. Were it not for Britain’s planned departure from the European Union, Telefonica would have likely carried out an initial public offering of its U.K. business O2 at some stage over the past two years, reducing its contribution to earnings.
Spanish telecoms group Telefonica expects 2 percent organic growth in revenue and core profit and to make savings this year after underlying revenue rose in 2018. Chief Executive Jose Maria Alvarez Pallete said 2018 results, along with "remarkable operating momentum in the initial months of 2019, allow us to announce with confidence our 2019 targets", as well as a 0.40 euro cash dividend. The targets imply revenue and core profit growth, stripping out currency effects and other one-offs, will be close to or slightly lower than the 2.4 percent and 3.5 percent registered in 2018.
Telefonica SA (TEF.MC) said Thursday that net profit fell in the fourth quarter, in part as a result of unfavorable currency swings and restructuring costs. The Spanish telecom said net profit fell to 610 million euros ($692.1 million) from EUR693 million a year earlier. Telefonica booked EUR651 million in one-off costs in the quarter, including EUR262 million in restructuring costs and a EUR242 million writedown of goodwill associated with its Mexican business.
Millicom International Cellular , a cable and mobile operator in Latin America and Africa, said on Wednesday it bought the mobile telecommunications assets of Spain's Telefonica in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua for $1.65 billion . Telefonica has long been rumored to want to sell in Mexico and Central America. Millicom's chief operating officer in Latin America, Esteban Iriarte, declined to comment when asked if Millicom was interested in a presence in Mexico.
Millicom International Cellular , a cable and mobile operator in Latin America and Africa, said on Wednesday it has bought for $1.65 billion the mobile telecommunications assets of Spain's Telefonica in ...
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MEXICO CITY—Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil SAB said Thursday it has bought the Guatemalan operations of Telefónica SA, and agreed to acquire the Spanish company’s business in El Salvador. América Móvil, controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, said it paid $333 million for 100% of Telefónica Móviles Guatemala and has agreed to pay $315 million for 99.3% of Telefónica Móviles El Salvador, which it is buying from Telefónica and several of its affiliates.