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|Bid||5.40 x 1200|
|Ask||5.41 x 1800|
|Day's Range||5.38 - 5.50|
|52 Week Range||3.93 - 7.16|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.22|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.25|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.18 (3.69%)|
|1y Target Est||6.40|
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. * 7 Stocks to Sell Amid an Escalating Trade War 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.Source: Shutterstock 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 40% in the past year.Sure the 6.23% 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.Source: FlickrThe stock has withered from around $7 a year ago, to the mid-$4s today. That means its 6.16% 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%. * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer 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.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. 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.Source: Shutterstock It delivers a 12% dividend yield and given the fact that it lost 4% in the past year, if you were a shareholder it 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.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)Source: Shutterstock 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 5.69% 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. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors 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.Source: Shutterstock It generally provides a very high dividend -- currently around 9% -- but that usually comes at the price of the stock, which is off 43% 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.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.Source: Shutterstock 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. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential 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 6 High-Yield Telecom Stocks to Avoid appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Turkcell , incorporating its sustainability approach to its financing activities, today announced that it has signed a ‘Sustainability Linked Loan’ agreement with BNP Paribas for a three-year term loan of 50 million euros.
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The following is a statement from Turkcell. Turkcell (TKC) (TCELL.IS) took legal action against South African telecoms group MTN related to the disputed mobile license in Iran in 2004 and a conclusion on the $4.2 billion lawsuit in South Africa is anticipated this year. “We don’t have any doubt about our claims,” says Serhat Demir, Turkcell Executive Vice President of Legal and Regulation.
Adding another ‘first’ to its track record in technology, Turkcell today launches its AI-powered personal assistant Yaani at Turkcell Technology Summit. As Turkey’s technology industry and business leaders gather at Turkcell’s Technology Summit for the 10th time in İstanbul, visitors experienced next-generation technologies.
Hosted by Turkcell , Technology Summit is the providing ground for cutting-edge technologies, digital transformation and the latest innovation – set to be held on April 10th in Istanbul.
Turkey’s first telecom operator and the leader of mobile industry since its establishment, Turkcell (TKC) (TCELL.IS) celebrated its 25th year with a special event. Turkcell Chairman Ahmet Akca and Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu hosted former CEOs Cuneyt Turktan, Muzaffer Akpinar and Sureyya Ciliv, and Osman Berkmen and Murat Vargi, architects of Turkcell’s quarter-century long success story.
As leading companies in mobile industry gathers at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, digital operator Turkcell won the award ‘IoT Security Champion’ for its works on the security of IoT followed by two other awards during the event.
‘Women Developers of the Future’, Turkey’s biggest software, education and development programme realized by Turkcell (TKC) (BIST:TCELL) to increase employment of women in technology sector, won the ‘Women4Tech’ Industry Leadership award in the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ category at the Glomo Awards (Global Mobile Awards) 2019. Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu received the award at the ceremony which took place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on the 28th of February. Turkcell was the only telecom company to represent Turkey at the finals.
At the press conference held at the Mobile World Congress 2019, Lifecell shared its achievements after announcing its new approach to the telecom sector last year. As the first telecom operator to use DO1440 strategy outside Turkey, Moldcell shares the same vision with Lifecell and continues to digitalize its services and processes. Lifecell DO vision and strategy 1440 changed the direction of the telecommunication industry by combining its telecom and OTT abilities.
At the press conference held at the Mobile World Congress 2019, Lifecell shared its achievements after announcing its new approach to the telecom sector last year with a new partnership with ALBtelecom expanding Lifecell’s experience and know-how in digitalization to Albania. Lifecell DO vision and 1440 strategy changed the telecommunication industry by combining its telecom and OTT abilities. The 1440 strategy increases the interaction a telecom operator has with its customers to 1440 minutes in a day and provides the best digital experience to customers with digital services.
At the press conference held at the Mobile World Congress 2019, Lifecell shared its achievements after announcing its new approach to the telecom sector last year with a new partnership with CG Corp Global expanding Lifecell’s experience and know-how in digitalization to Nepal. Lifecell DO vision and 1440 strategy - changed the telecommunication industry by combining its telecom and OTT abilities.
At the press conference held at the Mobile World Congress 2019, Lifecell shared its achievements after announcing its new approach to the telecom sector last year with a new partnership with Digicel Group expanding Lifecell’s experience and know-how in digitalization to countries across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. Lifecell DO vision and 1440 strategy changed the direction of the telecommunication industry by combining its telecom and OTT abilities. The 1440 strategy increases the interaction a telecom operator has with its customers to 1440 minutes in a day and provides the best digital experience to customers with digital services.
Turkcell (TKC) (BIST:TCELL), the world’s fastest growing digital operator, introduced its blockchain service for international roaming at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. Blockchain is a new technology that allows organizations to collaborate in a safe environment. This technology can be used for more secure and faster transactions in the telecommunications industry - and Turkcell has successfully expanded the utilization of blockchain services to the industry with roaming clearance, ID management and donation solutions.
Developed by digital operator Turkcell (TKC) (BIST:TCELL), Turkey’s search engine Yaani announced new services at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. Turkcell, following the 1440 strategy, launched Yaani and enhanced it with new services to meet users’ needs, and soon Yaani will do more for you with two new services: Yaani E-mail and Yaani Navigation. Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioglu considers new services as part of Turkcell’s larger effort to provide customers greater value throughout the day in alignment with the 1440 strategy.
As the mobile industry gathers in Barcelona, the GSMA recognized Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of Turkcell (TKC) (BIST:TCELL), for his contribution to the mobile industry with the GSMA’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award’ for 2019. The recognition came as a result of Turkcell’s successful incorporation of digital into its business models under Terzioglu’s leadership and the company’s focus on using technology for social good and humanitarian development. Terzioglu received the award from GSMA Chairman Stéphane Richard during the ceremony attended by Prince Felipe, the King of Spain.
At Mobile World Congress 2019, Lifecell is getting ready to share its achievements after announcing its new approach to the telecom sector last year. Lifecell DO vision and 1440 strategy changed the direction of the telecommunication industry by combining its telecom and OTT abilities. The 1440 strategy increases the interaction a telecom operator has with its customers to 1440 minutes in a day and provides the best digital experience to customers with digital services.
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Pretoria's former ambassador to Iran has been arrested in South Africa on charges he took a bribe to help telecoms company MTN win a $31.6 billion licence to operate in Iran. Yusuf Saloojee, now retired, was arrested on Thursday, police said on Friday, in the latest legal blow for MTN, which has faced a host of such problems in recent years. Police said Saloojee was given 1.4 million rand ($100,000) to help MTN win the 15-year contract to operate in Iran, worth $31.6 billion, from Turkish mobile operator Turkcell.
The case has been the subject of legal claims for several years by the Turkish company, which accuses Johannesburg-based MTN of paying bribes to South African and Iranian officials. MTN secured 49 percent of Irancell Telecommunication Co. Services in 2005, which gave it a license to operate in the country, after the stake was originally awarded to Turkcell.
Feb.25 -- Kaan Terzioglu, chief executive officer at Turkcell, discusses 5G technology, security over their network, when they’re going to implement 5G, guidance for 2019 and his outlook for his instant messaging platform. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe” on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.