|Bid||0.00 x 36900|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||19.12 - 19.26|
|52 Week Range||18.45 - 32.75|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.09 (5.68%)|
|1y Target Est||25.26|
The European Commission on Tuesday said a no-deal Brexit would lead to the return of border infrastructure between Ireland and the Northern Ireland, contradicting Dublin's claim that there would be no need for a "hard border" on the island of Ireland, even if Britain left the bloc without a deal.
What to Expect from IBM's Fourth-Quarter EarningsIBM’s Q4 earnings International Business Machines (IBM) is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter earnings on January 22 after the market closes. For the fourth quarter, Thomson Reuters, a
A Look into IBM's Strategic Imperatives ahead of Q4 EarningsIBM’s strategic imperatives Although IBM’s legacy mainframes continued to see strong demand, it is the company’s Strategic Imperatives businesses growth that’s generating optimism
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) set April 11 as the new provisional date for its decision on the mega-telco tie-up, two weeks later than it initially intended. The regulator said the delay was due to TPG and Vodafone not providing the required information on time. Vodafone Australia was yet to lodge its response to ACCC's concerns, but it remained committed to the deal, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.
Jan 22 (Reuters) - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: * ACCC - SETS NEW PROVISIONAL DECISION DATE FOR TPG TELECOM-VODAFONE AUSTRALIA MERGER TO APRIL 11 FROM MARCH 28 Source: ( http://bit.ly/2Dtdqzx ...
has kicked off the latest restructuring of its UK business that will see up to 2,700 workers asked to move. The plan will involve the closure of smaller offices, notably a hub in Bracknell that Vodafone acquired as part of its takeover of Cable & Wireless, with work centralised in larger offices in London, Newbury and Manchester. Workers that cannot relocate will leave Vodafone but the company expects its overall staff numbers to remain broadly similar after the restructuring as it replaces people that leave.
Vodafone Group PLC’s business services division will offer clients access to more cloud services this year, through a deal with International Business Machines Corp. The goal is to enable clients to get faster speeds when they deploy technologies that combine artificial intelligence, 5G and the Internet of Things. “Businesses are finding there’s quite a bit of complexity in knitting (technologies) all together,” said Greg Hyttenrauch, security and cloud-services director of Vodafone Business and co-leader of the venture.
Vodafone (VOD) aims to accelerate business service revenues, which currently account for 30% of its total revenues, by uniting fixed-line and mobile services with latest technology.
Vodafone Group PLC (VOD), Signet Jewelers Ltd. (SIG), Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAAY), and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (CEL) have declined to their three-year lows. The prices of Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) shares have declined to $19.30 on Jan. 18, which is only 4.4% above the three-year low of $18.45. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with VOD.
My wife and I recently travelled the western Mediterranean with an American cruise line. While on board I switched my mobile to “Airplane Mode”.
As the U.S. markets further stabilize, I consider three telecom stocks in particular to be good stocks to buy for a diversified portfolio: Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T). While analysts debate what is next for telecom stocks and whether a global recession is around the corner, I am in the cautiously optimistic bull camp for the coming months. Consider that Wall Street regards telecoms' revenues to be relatively safe during an economic slowdown, since not many people would give up their phone account in a slowdown, unless their personal economic situation got really bad. But creating growth opportunities in a mature industry like telecommunication services still requires proactive management. And that's what sets these three telecom stocks apart from the rest. The upcoming 5G revolution should also be a strong catalyst for their stock prices. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying With that said, here's a deeper look into what makes these three telecoms standout stocks to buy for 2019 and beyond. ### ### Vodafone (VOD) Source: Shutterstock Vodafone, the global telecoms giant headquartered in London, currently offers a dividend yield of almost 9%. The high payout is in part due to the company's history of returning a big chunk of earnings to shareholders, but it is also due to the fall in VOD stock during 2018. After reaching a high of $32.75 in January 2018, Vodafone shares saw a low of $18.45 in October and investor sentiment remained weak throughout the year. In recent years, Vodafone has pursued an ambitious acquisition strategy and invested in developing its network. Now VOD's management is working to integrate its various mergers and cut costs at the same time. The group aims to save over $1 billion in continental Europe alone. And that should help toward the double-digit profit growth VOD stock analysts are expecting from 2020 onwards. Organic growth in many emerging markets, including the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa, remains high, providing a tailwind in the near future. In 2018, fluctuating currency rates have meant the British pound has suffered considerably while the uncertainty over Brexit, the U.K.'s proposed exit from the European Union (E.U.), has taken some of the shine off the performance in these regions. However, 2019 will possibly see a different story, as the markets have already priced the Brexit worries into the share price. Markets are always forward looking and the U.K.-based stocks are likely to move away from this political discourse. Vodafone's investment prospects are improving and I feel price of VOD stock now presents an attractive value as well as impressive total return potential, all of which are fueled by its high dividend yield. VOD stock may continue to be volatile, yet as a buy-and-hold investor, you would collect over 9% in dividend payments, beating returns on many other investments. ### ### Verizon Communications (VZ) Source: Shutterstock Over the past year, Verizon Communications, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., is up almost 10%. The relatively strong recent performance of VZ stock has been based on its healthy fundamentals. Verizon's most recent financial results have benefited from cost savings measures as well as lower taxes -- two factors that have helped the VZ stock price. In 2018, it covered about 300 million U.S. residents who showed "strong loyalty" toward the company. On the 5G front, where Verizon is aiming to be the leader, VZ's organic earnings growth is expected to materialize in 2020 onwards … after the full mobile 5G launch in 2019. The benefits of 5G will include much faster download speeds, more data capacity -- a must for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices -- and lower latency or very little lag in mobile applications, which should have a positive impact on the development of online gaming as well as self-driving cars. In the 5G race and the battle for bandwith, global and city governments are beginning to auction off lucrative airwave rights. And Verizon is currently working with major U.S. cities to secure these rights. Verizon's loyal customers coupled with VZ management's planning will drive the 5G growth in the near future, too. Finally, Verizon has a history of increasing dividends and its current dividend yield is over 4%. This is yet another important reason why I believe VZ stock belongs in a capital-growth portfolio. On Nov. 1, 2018, Verizon paid a quarterly common stock dividend of 60.25 cents per share; the next dividend payment is expected in early February. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them VZ stock has a strong story and a clean balance sheet with robust cash flows; thus, it remains on of the more appealing long-term growth stocks to buy on a fundamental basis. ### ### AT&T (T) Source: Shutterstock Amid all the recent market volatility, I regard AT&T as one of the key telecom stocks to buy for value and stability. Over the past few years, T stock has lagged behind the broader market overall; yet, the company has a strong brand and wireless infrastructure -- two factors that are likely to make it a dominant player in the 5G sphere. The new 5G technology will boost productivity and growth globally. 5G will also be at the center of the infrastructure for building smart cities. Coupled with a price-to-earnings ratio of about 15x, T stock deserves further due diligence in the tech world that is getting ready for 5G dominance. In December 2018, AT&T launched its own 5G network in over a dozen U.S. cities. In June 2018, a federal court approved the merger of AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner -- a deal that has turned AT&T in a media giant. This merger has been weighing on AT&T for some time; however, 2019 should see the question marks slowly disappear. I expect the media business, including the HBO platform, to contribute to the earnings growth. The merger should also enable AT&T to increase its data-driven advertising revenues. In addition to the company's strong earnings power through telecom and media-related operations, like VOD and VZ stock, T stock also offers a strong dividend yield at over 6%, which is a big attraction for many long-term investors seeking strong stocks to buy for 2019 and beyond. As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post The 3 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio This Year appeared first on InvestorPlace.
IBM is raising the bar in cloud and digital transformation domain with new deal wins. IBM inks eight-year deal with Vodafone Business for approximately $550 million.
to provide sophisticated cloud and hosting solutions for business customers in Europe, giving IBM quick access to a new market. As part of the deal, IBM will run Vodafone's cloud business, with Vodafone paying IBM a total of $550 million over the next eight years in exchange. The companies will combine IBM's cloud offerings with Vodafone's network and connectivity to provide Vodafone's enterprise customers a more efficient connection between their cloud environments and their actions on devices.
Vodafone (VOD.L) is teaming up with IBM (IBM.N) to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. As part of the deal, the UK-based telecoms operator will pay $550 million (£426 million) to IBM under an eight-year managed-services agreement that will offer tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to networked businesses. The two companies are pitching the venture as a combination of cloud computing and connectivity that would, for example, enable super-fast communication between robots on a factory floor without the need for a big 'pipe' back to a data centre.
IBM is announcing a new venture with mobile carrier Vodafone, in a deal that will comes in two parts. First, IBM will supply Vodafone's B2B unit Vodafone Business with managed services in the areas of cloud and hosting. The former part, meanwhile, will see Vodafone paying IBM some $550 million in an eight-year agreement.
IBM and Vodafone will launch a new venture aimed at boosting Europe's 5G, A.I. and cloud capabilities. The announcement comes as Europe lags behind the U.S. and China in many so-called next-generation technologies like 5G. IBM IBM and Vodafone VOD-GB will launch a new venture aimed at boosting Europe's 5G, A.I. and cloud capabilities, the companies announced Thursday.
Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. As part of the deal, the UK-based telecoms operator will pay $550 million to IBM under an eight-year managed-services agreement that will offer tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to networked businesses. The two companies are pitching the venture as a combination of cloud computing and connectivity that would, for example, enable super-fast communication between robots on a factory floor without the need for a big 'pipe' back to a data center.
The fast-growing financial technology firm is seeking more cash as it continues to expand, Andrew Stewart, managing director of operations in the Middle East and Africa, said in an interview in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Founded in 2010 by a former London student who had struggled to send money home to Somalia, WorldRemit’s investors include Accel Partners LP and Technology Crossover Ventures, early backers of Facebook Inc.
Jim Cramer rattles off his responses to callers' stock questions, including one tied to a sector he's trying to avoid.
Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), like many Chinese and technology stocks, came under pressure in 2018, partly due to concerns about the trade war. And in the past few weeks, the strengthening U.S. dollar and reports of a potential cooling of the Chinese economy have added to the uncertainty surrounding BABA stock. Amid all of this pressure, BABA stock has tumbled 20% in the past year. However, since China's move to a consumption-based economy is here to stay, long-term investors may want to consider investing in Alibaba stock, especially as the company's earnings, due to be announced on Jan. 30, approach. I believe that the slowing down of the Chinese economy may become a blessing in disguise, as it may prevent a full recession and keep the growth of the country and its online retail sector at sustainable levels. ### The Fundamentals of BABA Stock Are Robust BABA has become a highly regarded global company, and Alibaba stock offers U.S. investors the chance to invest in the growing Chinese consumer and e-commerce markets. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * Morgan Stanley: 7 Risky Stocks to Sell Now As BABA gets ready to release its quarterly results at the end of the month, investors who are seeking capital appreciation should keep in mind the company's dominant position in the Chinese e-commerce space and the rapid growth of its e-commerce business. Moreover, BABA's gross margin is over 55%, and many analysts expect its revenue to continue growing at double-digit-percentage rates. The fact that the company is not highly leveraged also contributes to my upbeat view of Alibaba's management and balance sheet. Its current ratio, which measures BABA's ability to pay its short-term debt, stands at a healthy 1.4. Although the Chinese economy may slow in 2019 or 2020, China's growing middle class will continue to drive increases in the country's consumer spending. The sales of China's online retail market, which is growing rapidly, are likely to expand particularly quickly. BABA also has multiple equity stakes in growth companies in other industries such as Alibaba Cloud, its cloud computing arm; Ant Financial, the Chinese payments giant; and Ele.me, the local delivery company. Alibaba owns 31% of Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), the Chinese microblogging company. Like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alibaba is also paying considerable attention to developments in cloud computing and artificial intelligence, two areas that will contribute to its bottom line and help boost BABA stock in coming years. ### BABA's International Growth Is Just Beginning Furthermore, BABA has investments in start-ups in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Among the start-ups in those regions in which BABA has stakes are Paytm, an Indian digital-payments provider, and Lazada, a Singapore-based e-commerce company that is growing in overseas markets. The "Amazon of the East" has also set its eyes on moving west through partnerships with European companies, including Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) in Germany and El Corte Ingles in Spain. Many European companies are still discovering new ways to enter the Chinese market, and BABA may enable them to connect with Chinese customers faster. BABA's mobile payment network, Alipay, is looking to expand in Europe. Such international growth will not only help increase the company's bottom line, but it will also enable BABA to diversify away from China, lowering the macro risk facing BABA stock. ### So Is It Time to Invest in BABA Stock? The answer depends on your investment style and horizon, i.e., whether you are a short-term trader or a long-term-growth investor. BABA stock is a compelling long-term investment. Yet, between now and Jan. 30, when BABA reports its earnings, the markets are likely to continue to be volatile, especially since many other tech heavyweights are expected to release their quarterly reports between now and then. After the recent selloff of BABA stock, followed by the recovery in the markets over the past week, the technicals of Alibaba suggest that BABA stock could continue to be choppy. Investors who pay attention to moving averages and oscillators should note that the short-term technicals of Alibaba stock are moving toward a more neutral reading from the extreme oversold levels we have recently seen. The volatility of Alibaba stock is high, giving it a wide trading range, so short-term traders should proceed with caution in the coming weeks. From a short-term-chart perspective, I am not willing to say that BABA stock has bottomed yet. However, the recent decline of the shares makes BABA stock even more attractive for long-term investors. I also believe that most of the negative effects of the U.S.-China trade war have already been priced into Alibaba stock. If the two sides reach a deal that's seen in a positive light this year, BABA stock is likely to rally. The past four trading sessions have given Wall Street a glimpse of how powerful BABA's comeback could be: the stock rallied from a low of $129.83 on Jan. 3 to a high of $153.35 on Jan 9. ### The Bottom Line on Alibaba Stock Alibaba's growth in e-commerce, cloud computing, and other investments throughout China and globally make it a disruptor and a strong, long-term investment. Long-term investors should view any further fall in the BABA stock price as an opportunity to buy the stock. However, traders with a short-term horizon should realize that BABA stock may not yet have formed a base and consequently may not yet be ready to bounce back fully from its recent lows. As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) * 10 Virtual Assistants for the Future of Smart Homes * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens Compare Brokers The post Domestic, Global Growth Will Propel Alibaba Stock Higher in the Long-Term appeared first on InvestorPlace.
MADRID (Reuters) - Vodafone (VOD.L) plans to cut up to 1,200 jobs from its Spanish business, the company said on Thursday, though it declined to give further details ahead of talks with labour representatives ...
Vodafone plans to cut up to 1,200 jobs from its Spanish business, the company said on Thursday, though it declined to give further details ahead of talks with labor representatives expected to begin at ...