77.80 -0.27 (-0.35%)
After hours: 7:14PM EST
|Bid||78.04 x 1000|
|Ask||78.06 x 2900|
|Day's Range||77.33 - 79.50|
|52 Week Range||59.96 - 85.22|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.41|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.06|
|Earnings Date||Feb 5, 2020 - Feb 10, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||89.74|
The poster, who identified himself as David and declined to give his last name, told MarketWatch that he vented his frustrations on Reddit before going to bed on Thursday night because he was tired of seeing rave reviews from tech enthusiasts online that overlooked the fact that the Apple Card was “missing the basic functionality” of many other cards. David’s comments come three months after Apple’s hotly anticipated laser-etched, titanium card back by Goldman Sachs (GS) hit the market.
(Bloomberg) -- T-Mobile US Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Legere isn’t taking a job running WeWork, contrary to speculation this week, a person familiar with the matter said.Legere, 61, is sticking with T-Mobile for now, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. CNBC reported earlier that Legere wasn’t going to WeWork, sending the shares up as much as 3.5% on Friday.Legere, a shaggy-haired, self-appointed industry rebel, has led a comeback at T-Mobile, culminating in a deal last year to merge with Sprint Corp. That transaction hasn’t yet cleared regulatory hurdles, and the idea of Legere jumping ship didn’t sit well with investors. They sent the shares down as much as 4.2% on Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported that WeWork was talking to Legere.The relief rally on Friday was briefly the carrier’s biggest intraday increase in almost four months, though the stock later pared its gain. It closed up 1.6% in New York.The CEO already has ties to WeWork majority shareholder SoftBank Group Corp., which took ownership of the company after WeWork’s initial public offering broke down. SoftBank also controls Sprint, and that carrier’s executive chairman, Marcelo Claure, was recently appointed to the same position at WeWork.But people familiar with WeWork’s CEO search have stressed that it intends to consider many candidates.To contact the reporter on this story: Scott Moritz in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Flynn McRoberts at email@example.com, ;Rakshita Saluja at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nick TurnerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) will establish Customer Experience Center in Nassau County for the creation of employment opportunities and enhanced customer support.
Visitors to T-Mobile’s Bellevue headquarters in Washington eight years ago were greeted by dull grey walls and what one described as a “strange German atmosphere”. T-Mobile first approached him in a week when he sealed his divorce and closed the sale of Global Crossing, the network company he had led for a decade. The US industry veteran, who had looked like any other suited and booted leader at Global, Dell and AT&T, grew his hair long and donned a leather jacket, magenta-coloured T-Mobile T-shirt and sneakers, and started throwing rocks at his larger rivals.
With cord-cutting accelerating and the range of streaming video options expanding, the time has come to back away from most U.S. telecom and cable stocks, HSBC analyst Sunil Rajgopal says.
Amid the rapidly changing video landscape and uncertainty over T-Mobile US Inc.’s pending merger with Sprint, only one U.S. telecommunications name still has room for upside, according to HSBC.
"Once this merger closes, we know Long Islanders will bring an incredible work ethic," T-Mobile CEO John Legere said.
T-Mobile US (TMUS) and Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) today announced that, following the completion of their proposed merger to create the New T-Mobile, the company will locate its fourth of five planned Customer Experience Centers (CEC) in New York’s Nassau County. The state-of-the-art customer support facility will create up to 1,000 direct local jobs with great wages and benefits and provide personalized support to customers through T-Mobile’s innovative Team of Experts (TEX) service model.
InterDigital (IDCC) is committed to fostering edge computing research and development opportunities to boost future technologies in IT and telecommunications industry.
Concern about competition and the changing content business model in the industry drove the rating moves by analyst Sunil Rajgopal.
(Bloomberg) -- WeWork reported a net loss of $1.25 billion in the third quarter, eclipsing its sales and more than doubling its loss from the same period last year. The quarter coincided with a spending spree in anticipation of an initial public offering that veered off the rails, a combination of events that nearly brought the company down.Revenue in the quarter was $934 million, up from $482 million a year earlier but failing to keep pace with the steeper losses, according to a financial document that was presented to bondholders Wednesday and reviewed by Bloomberg. A spokeswoman for WeWork parent company We Co. declined to comment on the report.In an email to staff Wednesday that was seen by Bloomberg, WeWork’s co-chief executive officers, Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, described the quarter as a “difficult chapter” for the company and said they’re developing a plan to “provide a clear path to profitability.” That will include selling assets and cutting jobs, they wrote. Dismissals have already begun and are expected to number in the thousands.WeWork had always prized growth above profit, but it took the approach to another level on the eve of its expected IPO. The deal was set to raise at least $9 billion for the business in a combination of equity and debt. So WeWork spent the summer filling up office space with about 115,000 new desks in the quarter, a record for the company. That brought total desks to 719,000. Partly thanks to that push, the occupancy rate in its offices declined to 79%, from 84% a year before.It wasn’t until the final weeks of the quarter, which ended in September, that WeWork realized how doomed its fundraising plans were. Investors recoiled at the office rental company’s deep losses and flimsy corporate governance. Adam Neumann, the longtime CEO, stepped down in late September under pressure from investors, and the company pulled its IPO prospectus on the final day of the month. WeWork had $2 billion in cash that day, according to the document.The money evaporated fast. WeWork was on track to run out of funds by November and needed an emergency financing from its largest investor, SoftBank Group Corp., to stay alive. SoftBank took majority ownership in that deal and has installed an executive, Marcelo Claure, to help turn around the business. The company is seeking a new CEO, and T-Mobile US Inc.’s John Legere is among the candidates.SoftBank has said it will buy stock from employees and other shareholders at a discounted rate, but that deal has yet to happen, according to the financial document. When it does, SoftBank will own about 78% of the company and less than half of voting stock. Employees are sitting on a lot of stock, much of which is now underwater. WeWork doled out $220 million in stock-based compensation in the first three quarters, nearly five times what it spent in the same period last year.Based on the company’s performance in September, WeWork estimated it would generate $4.2 billion in revenue over the next 12 months, compared with $1.8 billion in 2018. But the business may look very different soon, as the company prepares to dismiss employees and refocus on the core business of renting office space.(Updates with staff email in the third paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Ellen Huet in San Francisco at email@example.com;Gillian Tan in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Mark Milian at email@example.com, Anne VanderMeyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Amdocs' (DOX) fiscal fourth-quarter performance benefits from new customer gains, strong traction in managed services and solid growth across all regions.
What’s the news: T-Mobile’s launching holiday deals this Friday with a BOGO on Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 series smartphones when you add a line. Who it’s for: New and existing T-Mobile customers … and anyone who wants a new smartphone this holiday season. The holidays are around the corner, and to kick off all that merriment, T-Mobile (TMUS) is unwrapping the holiday deals early and bringing back that day-after-Thanksgiving zen.
T-Mobile US, Inc. CEO John Legere has some leadership qualities that could help him turn WeWork around, but he also comes with little experience in real estate, indicating he's a risky choice. That's according to IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone, who spoke to Cheddar TV in an interview available here. Jannarone pointed out that WeWork's […]
Earlier this year, I gave four big reasons why investors should buy AT&T (NYSE:T) stock for 2019 and 2020. Those four reasons were very simple. The wireless competition headwind was moderating, the 5G boom was coming, HBO Max would spark a rebound in the video business and the valuation on AT&T stock was simply too cheap to ignore.Source: Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.com Fast forward to present day. We are now less than two months from the end of 2019, and AT&T stock is up an impressive 40% year-to-date. Even if shares went sideways over the next two months, 2019 would mark the best annual performance for the stock since 2006.The big question now -- can AT&T stock stay in rally mode?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsI think so.Going back to the four reasons to be bullish on T stock for 2019 and 2020, all four of those reasons remain relevant today. To be sure, one of them (a cheap valuation) is becoming increasingly less relevant. At some point, the valuation on T stock will fully reflect the reality that the fundamentals here are improving.But, that point hasn't come yet. Instead, it appears that there's still another ~10% upside left before the valuation on the stock maxes out.Given this, AT&T stock should stay in rally mode for now. Wireless Pricing Headwinds Are ModeratingOne of AT&T's biggest headwinds over the past several years -- severe wireless pricing headwinds thanks to promotional activity from competitors -- is showing signs of significant moderation. * 7 Great High-Yield Stocks With Payouts Over 5% Specifically, the industry is getting smaller, as T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE:S) are officially merging into one company. These two low-priced mobile carriers were at the forefront of the promotional activity in this industry. Thus, now that they are one company, the industry has eliminated 50% of the companies that were leading the price cutting. Going forward, then, promotional activity across the whole industry should be less severe, and pricing trends should broadly improve.At the same time, as opposed to playing defense, AT&T is now playing offense on the price-cutting front. They recently announced a wave of price cuts to their unlimited data offerings. In so doing, AT&T is recognizing that price cutting isn't over, so they are doing the price cutting on their own terms. Doing so on your own terms should help mitigate the margin impact of the cuts.Big picture, across most fronts, it appears AT&T's big pricing headwinds which have plagued the wireless business over the past several years, are moderating in an important way. The 5G Boom Is Still ComingCalendar 2019 was the year of niche 5G testing, and 2020 will be the year when 5G goes from niche to mainstream. This transition will ultimately provide a big lift to AT&T's wireless business, and AT&T stock.The logic is pretty simple. By itself, 5G is going to be huge. Not only will it make every internet-connected device faster, but it will also enable a whole new generation of internet-connected devices (think smart appliances, smart apparel, etc.). As such, 5G will provide a lift to the whole internet service provider (ISP) industry.But, it will provide an especially big tailwind for large ISPs. Why? Because large ISPs, like AT&T and Verizon (NYSE:VZ), have the most resources to allocate toward 5G deployment, and so they reasonably project as the leaders of the 5G revolution. Thus, when 5G goes mainstream next year, AT&T and Verizon will likely have very good 5G offerings, while everyone else will have sub-par offerings.This "de-commoditization" of the wireless coverage industry will force customers out of cheaper plans at T-Mobile, Sprint and others, and into more expensive (but better) plans at Verizon and AT&T. This will lead to healthy customer growth for AT&T, at favorable price points and will re-ignite margin-additive growth in the wireless business. HBO Max Will Provide A Much-Needed Video BoostOn the video side of things, the fundamentals of that part of AT&T's business will improve significantly over the next few years, too, thanks to the deployment of AT&T's very own content-packed streaming service, HBO Max.AT&T's video business has been killed by cord-cutting headwinds. Long story short, consumers are cutting the cord and turning to non-AT&T streaming services, so AT&T is just losing video subs. AT&T's proposed solution? Let them cut the cord. But, turn them toward signing up for AT&T streaming services, so the company doesn't let any subs slip out of the ecosystem.The problem, though, is that AT&T has lacked the content firepower to launch a competitive streaming service. Until now. With the acquisition of WarnerMedia, AT&T can now package content from HBO, Warner Bros, TBS, TNT, Adult Swim and the DC Universe into one streaming service. That's exactly what they are doing with the launch of HBO Max in 2020.This new service will help AT&T offset cord-cutting losses in the video business, and in so doing, will provide a lift to AT&T's revenues and profits. This lift should support further gains in AT&T stock. Valuation on AT&T Stock Remains ReasonableLast, but not least, the valuation on AT&T stock remains supportive of further gains in this rally.To be sure, the stock isn't as cheap as it used to be. When I first wrote on T stock earlier this year, the forward-earnings multiple on the stock was nearly equal to the dividend yield, with both hovering around 6. Now, though, AT&T's forward-earnings multiple is up around 11, while the dividend yield has sunk to 5.2%. * 7 Biotech Stocks to Buy With Plenty of Power in the Pipeline On the negative side, the forward-earnings multiple is as high as it has been in a few years, and the dividend yield is below the stock's five-year-average yield. But, one could reasonably argue that this relative premium is warranted given the improving fundamental picture.On the positive side, the forward earnings multiple is in-line with the sector-average multiple and the stock's five-year-average multiple. The dividend yield is also above where the stock has historically topped out at (4.8%).Thus, I think the valuation on T stock remains reasonable. I'd only get concerned when the multiple soars substantially above 11, or when the yield drops toward 4.8%. At current dividend rates, that won't happen until the AT&T stock price reaches around $42. Thus, this rally appears to have 5-10% upside left before maxing out on the valuation front. Bottom Line on T StockAT&T stock is having its best year since 2006. While the best of this rally has already played out, the party isn't over just yet. The fundamental picture continues to improve and the valuation remains reasonable. So long as those two things remain true, the stock will stay on its best uptrend in over a decade.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long T. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Great High-Yield Stocks With Payouts Over 5% * 10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for the End of the Year * 5 Retail Stocks Getting Nothing but Coal This Holiday Season The post 4 Reasons Why AT&T Stock Can Stay In Rally Mode appeared first on InvestorPlace.
WeWork’s junk bonds slid to a record low of about 78 cents on the dollar Monday after its reliance on controversial financial metrics was thrust back in the spotlight and reports emerged that WeWork may want T-Mobile CEO John Legere as its chief executive
(TMUS) shares fell Monday in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report that said WeWork is in talks to hire T-Mobile CEO John Legere. The Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that WeWork’s parent We Co. is looking for a new leader to take over as soon as January. T-Mobile stock (ticker: TMUS) finished down 1.6% Monday, to $79.62 per share.
SoftBank Group-backed WeWork reportedly is in talks with T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere to lead the troubled office-space company. T-Mobile stock was down on the report.
WeWork's current co-CEOs, Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, have only been in place since September, but talks indicated SoftBank Group <9984.T>, WeWork's majority owner, is eager for a fresh change after a botched effort to go public this year. WeWork has been in talks with a number of potential CEO candidates, including U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc CEO John Legere, the sources said.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere isn’t taking the WeWork CEO job, according to a CNBC report. . Legere became CEO of T-Mobile in 2012 and reportedly has no plans to leave the company. Yahoo Finance's Jen Rodgers and Brian Sozzi discuss.
T-Mobile's CEO John Legere is on the list of potential new leaders for WeWork, according to sources, but WeWork is declining to comment. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Emily McCormick discuss.