|Bid||36.98 x 1400|
|Ask||36.99 x 800|
|Day's Range||36.92 - 37.24|
|52 Week Range||32.46 - 38.32|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.52|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.66|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.71 (4.61%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 03, 2019 -- TELUS Corporation announced that it has given notice today of a redemption on August 7, 2019 of the remaining $350 million of its.
Today, TELUS took a big step forward in its unwavering commitment to put Customers First by becoming the first national carrier to deliver three innovative programs in combination, providing more value, simplicity and transparency to Canadians than ever before. “As part of our long-standing commitment to put our customers at the heart of everything we do, we are pleased to launch these new programs in concert to provide our customers with endless data on the device of their choice on the largest and fastest wireless network in the world,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS. TELUS Easy Payment device financing gives customers access to any smartphone in TELUS’ leading device line-up, including iconic smartphones starting at $0 upfront, with easy payment financing options over 24 months, alongside transparent billing that clearly separates the device cost from the monthly rate plan fee.
TELUS announced today an offering of $800 million of senior unsecured Series CZ notes with a 7-year maturity. As previously announced on May 31, 2019, TELUS gave notice of a partial redemption on July 23, 2019 of $650 million of its outstanding $1 billion 5.05% Notes due July 23, 2020 (the “Series CH Notes”). The net proceeds will be used to redeem early the remaining $350 million of outstanding Series CH Notes not subject to the May 31, 2019 partial redemption, for the repayment of outstanding commercial paper and for general corporate purposes.
TELUS Corporation (the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced an offering of senior unsecured notes with a 7-year maturity (the “notes”). As previously announced on May 31, 2019, TELUS gave notice of a partial redemption on July 23, 2019 of $650 million of its outstanding $1 billion 5.05% Notes due July 23, 2020 (the “Series CH Notes”). The net proceeds will be used to redeem early the remaining $350 million of outstanding Series CH Notes not subject to the May 31, 2019 partial redemption, for the repayment of outstanding commercial paper and for general corporate purposes.
CALGARY, Alberta, June 07, 2019 -- As part of the 2019 TELUS Pitch, Canada’s largest small business contest, Calgary’s own Arlene Dickinson will be joined by Suzanne Trusdale,.
By investing $150 million in Prince George, TELUS (TU) intends to connect more than 90% of homes and enterprises directly to its leading-edge fiber optic network.
TELUS is investing $150 million to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Prince George including the North Side of Lheidli T’enneh First Nation’s Fort George 2 reserve directly to its fibre optic network, enhancing wireline and wireless connectivity, and preparing the region for 5G technology in the years ahead. TELUS plans to complete this significant infrastructure build over the next three years, accounting for the challenging local terrain and winter weather in the region. Construction on the PureFibre network is already underway, and TELUS anticipates the majority of homes and businesses will be connected by the beginning of 2022.
More low-income British Columbian families will now have access to low-cost high-speed Internet, and more youth leaving foster care can now stay connected to their vital support networks through the expansion of TELUS Internet for GoodTM and TELUS Mobility for GoodTM, in partnership with the Provincial Government and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. Through programs like these, and in collaboration with the Provincial Government and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada (CAFC), we are changing these realities to ensure that more British Columbians are connected to the tools, people and resources they need to be successful,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS.
Young people leaving foster care in Manitoba can stay connected with their vital support networks though a new program offered by TELUS and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. The TELUS Mobility for Good™ program provides youth transitioning from care with access to a free smartphone and fully subsidized mobile plan from TELUS for two years.
Young people leaving foster care in New Brunswick can stay connected with their vital support networks though a new program offered by TELUS and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. The TELUS Mobility for Good™ program provides youth transitioning from care with access to a free smartphone and fully subsidized plan from TELUS for two years.
CALGARY, Alberta, June 05, 2019 -- As part of the 2019 TELUS Pitch, Canada’s largest small business contest, Calgary’s own Arlene Dickinson will be joined by Suzanne Trusdale,.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 31, 2019 -- TELUS Corporation announced that it has given notice today of a partial redemption on July 23, 2019 of C$650 million of its.
TELUS has announced a new, optimized structure for its Optik TV packages, which now offers more entertainment choices and value than ever before. TELUS Optik TV is the first and only TV provider in Canada to offer premium entertainment bundled directly within TV packages.
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in January 2019. It has been republished to reflect the current market sentiment for, what we believe, are long-tail investment ideas.]With the trade war raging, investors can't be blamed for wanting to play some defense. Even when the markets are having one of their green days lately, volatility has been looming. As such, people are buying some more stable stocks, such as the phone companies.Telecom stocks are known for their conservative nature. Even during bear markets and recessions, people tend to keep paying for their phones and internet connections. As such, telecom stocks are a solid place to take shelter during volatile market storms. The fact that most telecoms are dividend stocks, sometimes yielding excess of 5%, only adds to the appeal.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend With all that in mind, what telecom stocks are looking good as we head deeper into 2019? Telecom Stocks To Buy Now: T-Mobile (TMUS)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (modified)Let's start off with the telecom stocks to buy in the United States. Unfortunately, Verizon (NYSE:VZ) has run up recently and is no longer a strong value at this price. Meanwhile, AT&T (NYSE:T) has bet the farm on content with the Time Warner deal and is not a good choice for risk-averse telecom investors.That leaves us with T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE:S). For years now, there has been talk about how the two need to merge to stay competitive with AT&T and Verizon. It appears that the deal is finally coming to fruition now.On Monday, FCC head Ajit Pai said that: "In light of the significant commitments made by T-Mobile and Sprint as well as the facts in the record to date, I believe that this transaction is in the public interest and intend to recommend to my colleagues that the FCC approve it." The deal is far from a sure thing. There is talk that the DOJ still has misgivings about the potential merger. But in general, the odds now appear to favor the government approving the long-discussed merger.Both T-Mobile and Sprint have struggled to achieve the sort of profitability that the larger two telecom players have obtained. However, combining T-Mobile's nearly 60 million subscribers with Sprint's 40 million would take the company to 100 million, overtaking AT&T to become number two player in the country. T-Mobile believes it can achieve a whopping $6 billion in yearly cost synergies out of the deal, giving it plenty of funds for robust 5G deployment along with, hopefully, dividends and perhaps a share buyback.TMUS stock looks expensive on a standalone basis now, but once it gets Sprint integrated, the company should be a huge profit generator. Telus (TU)Source: Shutterstock Vancouver, Canada-based Telus (NYSE:TU) is a strong choice for yield-seeking telecom investors. The company pays a 4.5% dividend and is gaining market share in its home country. It's supported by solid organic business growth. Telus sported 9.2 million paying subscribers at the end of 2018. That's a gain of around 200,000 subs since the end of 2017 and an increase of half a million since 2016. Telus has benefited from some of the lowest customer churn in the North American telecom industry, keeping customer acquisition costs in line while growing the user base.Telus stock has been off to a good start in 2019. Shares are up 13% year to date. But don't let the recent strength scare you off. Over the past five years, TU stock has consistently traded between $30 and $40, so the $37 share price is pretty muted. Why hasn't TU stock broken out to new highs yet?For one thing, there has been tons of talk about the Canadian "housing bubble" popping. Home prices, particularly in Toronto and Vancouver, have surged in recent years. Government action to cool the market has led to a reversal in prices. This could lead to a recession. Canadian housing data in 2019 is looking particularly ugly so far.Oil prices have been pretty spotty as well, and the Canadian government has taken some anti-oil measures that have led to job losses and economic slowdown in that key industry. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors That said, telecom stocks hold up during recessions. People keep using their phones regardless. With that 4.5% dividend yield and selling at less than 12x forward earnings, TU stock is a buy on any weakness. China Unicom (CHU)Source: Maher Najm via FlickrIt's no secret that the ongoing U.S.-China trade war has put a hex on Chinese stocks. While most of the focus has gone to beaten-down Chinese tech companies, that's not the only place where we can go bargain shopping.For example, look at China Unicom (NYSE:CHU), a leading Chinese mobile carrier. CHU stock started the year at $10.50. It rallied to as far as $13.50 in March as U.S.-China relations were looking up. Now, however, the stock has slumped back to $10.50 as American investors don't want anything to do with Chinese shares.That said, the company, as of its recent semi-annual results, is posting strong numbers despite concerns about the Chinese economy. Its service revenue grew by 8.3%, for example, which was more than double the pace of the industry overall. EBITDA and free cash flow both grew by 5%. For a telecom companies these are fine numbers indeed, especially in a so-so economy.Prior to the trade war, China Unicom stock was trading around $14. Just a couple months ago, it almost reached that level again. From the current $10.50 share price, it's not hard to see a path to 25-30% gains later this year once the trade war is resolved.There's also the possibility that China Unicom may pair up with China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) to combine the second and third largest players in the Chinese market. With the rollout of expensive nationwide 5G networks on the way, this would help the two smaller players stay competitive and save money to compete against behemoth China Mobile (NYSE:CHL). In any case, don't overlook the Chinese mobile carriers as a way to play a fast-growing telecom market with huge mobile data demand.The trade war drama is a negative. Additionally, the FCC has already blocked China Mobile's bid to offer service in the U.S. on national security grounds, adding another question mark for the industry. Tension is high, but this won't drag on forever, and when it ends, CHU stock will make gains. Telefonica (TEF)Source: Shutterstock It was a rotten, no-good year for emerging markets in 2018. If anything, 2019 has gotten off to a worse start. China is dragging down emerging markets around the globe, and the strong U.S. dollar is another headwind. Europe's economy is struggling as well. Hence, Spain's Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) put in an underwhelming performance.Telefonica derives 24% of its business from Spain, 14% from Germany and 13% from the U.K., with most of the rest coming from assorted countries in Latin America. These economies have largely been mediocre to bad in recent years.However, with sustained underperformance comes opportunity. Economic activity tends to revert, and there have been some recent signs of life in various Telefonica markets, notably Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. The company's operating income has quietly rebounded from just 3.5 billion Euros in 2015 to 5.5 billion in 2016 and 6.8 billion Euros in 2017 before a slight dip recently due to currency swings and restructuring charges. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential TEF stock has slid a bit in 2019 thanks to the weakness in emerging markets. The current $8 share price is just 5% or so above 52-week lows. That's also way down from the $15 level where it generally traded between 2012 and 2015. Regardless, profitability has been picking up and the company is one of the most widely diversified telecoms out there. It wouldn't take much for TEF stock to catch a bid. Additionally, it has historically paid extremely generous dividends and currently offers a 5% yield. Telecom Stocks To Buy Now: BT Group (BT)Source: Shutterstock For many American investors, BT Group (NYSE:BT) is overshadowed by the U.K's other telecom giant, Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). But don't sleep on BT. The $25 billion market cap BT Group has a rather impressive business of its own. And besides, Vodafone, with its recent dividend cut, has some problems at the moment.Turning to BT, it has its mobile business, enterprise division, international subsidiaries and so on. But its crown jewel is Openreach, which controls the phone cables and telecom pipes across Britain. This gives it an effective monopoly over the so-called last mile of connectivity. The British government was considering making BT divest this most powerful asset, but so far, it appears the worst of the regulatory storm has passed.Despite that, BT stock is down from more than $30 a share a few years ago to just $13 now. Much of this has been due to Brexit concerns. Businesses in particular have spent less in preparation for a potential slowdown in the British economy. BT's Italian subsidiary also was hit with an accounting scandal.Regardless, the selling is way overdone, as the company remains strongly profitable and has maintained its greater than 6% dividend yield despite the share price decline. The stock fell another 10% on its recent earnings report, setting up a dip-buying opportunity. From the low $13's, where the stock currently trades, Goldman Sachs sees nearly 50% upside. That, plus the dividend, would be a nice return indeed.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned TEF, BT, and VOD stock. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend * The 7 Best Stocks to Buy From the IPO ETF * 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace Compare Brokers The post The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Qualcomm (QCOM) is expected to remain unaffected by the Huawei ban, while T-Mobile (TMUS) is leaving no stone unturned to win regulatory clearance for its merger with Sprint (S).
TELUS Corporation (the “Company”) announced today an offering of US$500 million senior unsecured notes with a 30-year maturity (the “notes”). The notes are being offered through a syndicate of underwriters led by BofA Securities, Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, TD Securities (USA) LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about May 28, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. TELUS would only become obligated to complete a redemption of the Series CH Notes if and when it gives notice of redemption in accordance with the governing trust indenture.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 22, 2019 -- TELUS Corporation (the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced an offering of senior unsecured notes with a 30-year.
TELUS' (TU) network investments are likely to help Montreal to become one of the smartest cities in Canada, while paving the way for the impending 5G technology across the region.
Today, TELUS announced a $53 million investment in its wireless and wireline networks in Greater Montreal in 2019 as part of a five-year billion dollar commitment in the province of Quebec. “In a city where some of the world’s top creative and digital talent works side by side, the sky is the limit if we leverage TELUS’s world-class network to boost our imagination, innovation and creativity,” said François Gratton, Group President, TELUS, and Chair, TELUS Québec. It allows us to support Montreal’s knowledge economy and contributes to economic growth.
TELUS is working to restore wireless service to parts of Mackenzie County after the Chuckegg Creek wildfire caused power outages that affected TELUS infrastructure. TELUS crews have been dispatched to the area and are actively working to keep services online and restore the outages. For areas that are currently not safe to access, TELUS crews are standing by and will begin working to fully restore services as quickly as possible.