58.46 +0.09 (0.15%)
After hours: 6:36PM EDT
|Bid||58.40 x 3100|
|Ask||58.40 x 1400|
|Day's Range||57.89 - 58.49|
|52 Week Range||46.09 - 61.58|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.47|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.52|
|Earnings Date||Apr 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.41 (4.08%)|
|1y Target Est||59.54|
Senior executives at T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp made the case to U.S. officials in Washington last week that they should approve a planned tie-up between the two wireless companies, arguing a combined ...
Verizon has avoided major acquisitions that would diversify its business. So when Verizon earnings come out early April 23, its wireless results and 5G network plans will be in focus.
Verizon has promised $1 million for new 5G service or product ideas. One analyst says that faster speeds alone won’t be enough to justify customer upgrades.
AT&T's Q1 Results Are around the Corner: What Wall Street Expects(Continued from Prior Part)AT&T’s postpaid phone churn rate In this article, we’ll talk about AT&T’s (T) customer retention metric, or its churn rate. Wall Street
Verizon stock (ticker: VZ) has returned 5.5% this year, including dividends. Over the past year, however, Verizon stock has delivered a 27% return, ahead of the index and its competitors. • Verizon’s strategy has diverged from that of its main rival AT&T over the past year—the subject of a recent Barron’s cover story.
Cypress Semiconductor's (CY) Q1 earnings are likely to be driven by growth in automotive, IoT and USB-C solutions. However, ongoing trade tension and weak macro environment might impact its results.
TE Connectivity's (TEL) industrial and communications solutions portfolio is likely to drive fiscal Q2 results. Weak market conditions in China and softness in European Auto may mar top-line growth.
AT&T's Q1 Results Are around the Corner: What Wall Street Expects(Continued from Prior Part)AT&T’s prepaid customers In this article, we’ll take a look at the kind of prepaid customer net additions we can expect from AT&T’s (T)
Verizon (VZ) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.
Will the T-Mobile–Sprint Merger Deal Survive?Antitrust questions raisedA year ago, T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) agreed to merge in an all-stock deal that valued the latter at ~$26 billion. Although the companies have secured some of the
AT&T's Q1 Results Are around the Corner: What Wall Street ExpectsAT&T’s postpaid phone net additions AT&T (T), the second-largest mobile operator in the United States, is looking to showcase its strength as it nears its first-quarter
Verizon (VZ) is likely to face a decline in legacy wireline services in Q1 due to competitive pressure from voice-over-Internet protocol service providers and aggressive triple-play offerings by cable firms.
How Verizon and AT&T Are Battling It Out This Month(Continued from Prior Part)AT&T 5G enters 19 cities as Verizon eyes a rollout in 30 cities This month, AT&T (T) reached 19 cities with its 5G mobile phone service, and it’s eyeing
NEW YORK, April 22, 2019 -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) will report first-quarter 2019 earnings on Tuesday, April 23. The company will present results on.
Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) arguably won the 5G race in October, when it launched the nation's first wireless 5G at-home broadband service. Granted, it was a dubious win that may or may not have actually helped boost VZ stock. Being the first to achieve any technological feat, however, translates into good publicity.Source: Shutterstock Now the telecom giant may be positioning to set the pace for "real" 5G when that becomes the norm sometime later this year. Specifically, on Tuesday Verizon announced a "Built on 5G Challenge" which is supposed to encourage tech developers to create solutions that best utilize the power of ultra-high-speed wireless connections. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability The contest is once again great publicity, but more than that, it may actually serve as a breeding ground that puts Verizon front-and-center among the outfits aiming to utilize the nascent platform.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt may also be something of a red flag for VZ and VZ stock. The First to Cross the Finish Line5G is not yet available to most smartphone owners, but should be later this year. Once the infrastructure is in place and wireless customers have the right phones, they will enjoy 5G broadband speeds that are effectively 20 times faster than the standard 4G network most smartphone users utilize now.5G will easily make mobile phones powerful entertainment and business tools, but that won't be the most exciting part of it. The oft-discussed Internet of Things (IoT) era, for instance, will be ushered in by 5G connectivity, enabling the automated transfer of massive amounts of digital data.But Verizon's October unveiling of at-home 5G connectivity was aimed at consumers who want high-speed internet, delivered by a provider that won't run a physical line all the way to their homes.That launch was widely criticized because the hardware used to power the connections doesn't comply with the working standard the industry's other key players like AT&T (NYSE:T) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) have decided upon. That standard is known as 5G NR.Verizon's 5G TF hardware will have to be swapped out once 5G NR standards are firmed up. Sprint (NYSE:S) even went as far as to file a lawsuit against Verizon for what it alleges are misleading statements about Verizon's 5G network.But building a standard-compliant 5G network was never Verizon's point. Demonstrating its lead in 5G was its point and purpose.Mission accomplished. But at what cost and to what end? Uses Remain UnclearWhile 5G NR technology may not be completely ready, the 5G NR standard is gelled enough to be used as a developmental platform. To that end, VZ has committed a prize pool of $1.75 million that will be given to the top three small companies that come up with the best ideas on how to use 5G.The contest tacitly touches on one stumbling block for 5G:it will be very expensive to utilize the most impressive capabilities of 5G.While 5G connections via smartphones don't appear as if they will cost mobile customers leaps and bounds more than 4G connectivity, consumers don't necessarily need wireless connection speeds 20 times faster than their current service.That's not true of companies and other organizations. Networks of thousands of smart meters that a utility company may wish to deploy, precision manufacturers, and smart/self-driving vehicles all need ultra-high-speed connections and can make the best use of them. Those applications of 5G technology will be very expensive.Beyond that, though, practical applications of the technology remain fuzzy. Even as recently as January, the best argument Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg could muster for 5G was, "It's so much more - it's going to be cordless manufacturing, it could be retail stores that capture real-time information in order to give you, as a customer, a much better experience when you're in the store."Retailers may, however, have maxed out on the amount of technology they truly need to tap. Manufacturers seems to be doing well enough as-is.It's time for the specifics to start materializing. The Bottom Line on VZ StockThe contest, which is more of a grant program, in and of itself will do little to prod VZ stock in either direction. What VZ learns and the tech it gains from the Built on 5G Challenge, however, may serve as seeds for the company's biggest current priority.And it needs to. While customers often have difficulty initially understanding and utilizing new technologies, some recent tech evolutions have proven to be more bark than bite even well after theior launch. Virtual reality comes to mind. It was and is amazing, but it's hardly the earth-shattering development it was billed to be.It's a matter current and would-be owners of VZ stock may want to put on their radars, considering the company plans to spend between $18 billion and $19 billion on equipment next year, and most of that spending is meant to maintain Verizon's lead in the 5G race.Related questions are likely to come up during the Q&A portion of the company's Apr. 23 earnings call.As of this writing, James Brumley held a long position in AT&T. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 7 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Isn't Over Yet * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Compare Brokers The post Can 5G Really Boost Verizon Stock? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
How Verizon and AT&T Are Battling It Out This Month(Continued from Prior Part)HBO EuropeAT&T (T) said this month that it’s not planning to sell its HBO business in Europe, contrary to media reports. The Financial Times reported that
How Verizon and AT&T Are Battling It Out This Month(Continued from Prior Part)AT&T received $1.4 billion from the sale of its Hulu stake AT&T (T) netted more than $1.4 billion from the sale of its stake in video streaming provider Hulu.
How Verizon and AT&T Are Battling It Out This Month(Continued from Prior Part)Verizon wants parents to have peace of mind This month, Verizon (VZ) launched a special smartphone plan just for kids, describing it as a first from a major wireless