|Bid||48.98 x 800|
|Ask||48.99 x 1400|
|Day's Range||48.26 - 49.30|
|52 Week Range||42.80 - 54.77|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.41|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.36 (5.09%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
May.22 -- Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer at Oath, discusses the management of consumer data and the company’s plans for advertising and media content. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
Verizon (VZ) was one of the companies that reportedly made an offer to buy the majority of Twenty-First Century Fox’s (FOX) (FOXA) assets. It came before the media conglomerate, controlled by the Murdoch family, chose to strike a deal with the Walt Disney Company (DIS) instead. Comcast (CMCSA) is another potential buyer whose offer Fox rejected.
Verizon (VZ) is looking to launch commercial 5G (fifth-generation) services in at least four US markets before the end of the year, according to CEO Lowell McAdam in his recent interview with CNBC. Verizon initially said it was planning to roll out 5G services in three to five markets in 2018.
U.S. consumers are more devoted to their mobile phones than their automobiles. The sea change has taken place over the last few years as mobile devices become an integral tool not just for communication with loved ones or employers, but also everything from banking to dating to watching TV and listening to music. The shift is increasing the attractiveness of bonds generated from mobile-phone loans, a small but growing portion of the asset-backed securities market.
At the end of May 14, T-Mobile (TMUS) had a market cap of ~$47.8 billion. In the US wireless carrier industry, AT&T (T) leads with a market cap of ~$197.7 billion, followed by Verizon (VZ) with its market cap of ~$200.4 billion as of May 18.
In the previous part of this series, we assessed the latest Wall Street analyst recommendations for Sprint (S) stock. The majority of analysts are currently suggesting a “hold.” Now let’s take a look at Sprint’s technical indicators and compare them to its rivals in the telecommunications space. Technical indicators help us predict a stock’s direction.
On April 29, T-Mobile (TMUS) announced its merger with peer telecom (telecommunications) company Sprint (S), where 0.103 shares of T-Mobile will be given for each Sprint share (or 9.75 shares of Sprint for each share of T-Mobile). Following the merger, T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, and Sprint’s parent, SoftBank, are expected to hold ~41.7% and ~27.4%, respectively, of the combined company, with the remainder scheduled to be held by the public.
As of May 14, 23 analysts from various brokerage firms have been actively tracking Sprint (S) stock. Sixteen of them (70%) have rated the stock a “hold,” six have rated it a “sell,” and one has rated it a “buy.”
City officials and Phantom Auto are in talks to start a research and development program to assess the viability of a remote-operation vehicle service in Sacramento.
The number of Internet giants and telcos outlining plans to use 5G and other wireless technologies to deliver fixed broadband services via high-frequency spectrum bands continues to grow. Investors in U.S. cable and telco ISPs should keep a close eye on these moves. While there's certainly no need to panic -- especially since some big questions remain unanswered -- fixed wireless could eventually create a much tougher competitive environment in a broadband market that has long seen prices well above global averages.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was referring reports that a website flaw could have allowed the location of mobile phone customers to be tracked to its enforcement bureau to investigate. A security researcher said earlier this week that data from LocationSmart, a California-based tech firm, could have been used to track AT&T Inc (T.N), Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), Sprint Corp (S.N) and T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) mobile consumers within a few hundred yards of their location and without their consent. Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, on Friday had urged the FCC to investigate, saying on Twitter that a "hacker could have used this site to know when you were in your house so they would know when to rob it.