|Bid||6.13 x 0|
|Ask||6.13 x 0|
|Day's Range||6.11 - 6.22|
|52 Week Range||5.86 - 7.90|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.97|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.77|
|Earnings Date||Feb 20, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.40 (6.47%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Dec 17, 2019|
|1y Target Est||9.74|
Britain's impending decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply equipment for 5G mobile networks comes at a delicate time, with debate raging in European capitals over the security implications of reliance on Chinese technology. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's preference for applying the same rules to all equipment vendors faces growing resistance from lawmakers in her own party, who back U.S. calls to ban Huawei outright. Europe's leading telecoms operators, all Huawei customers, are lobbying against an outright ban.
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Spain's Telefonica plans to drastically reduce the amount of equipment it buys from Chinese technology giant Huawei [HWT.UL] for the core of its next-generation mobile networks in Europe, its Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO) said. Choosing manufacturers for network equipment has become a political hot potato since Washington imposed an export ban on Huawei, the global market leader, but Telefonica's shift away was "a purely technical decision", CTIO Enrique Blanco said. Until now, Telefonica has relied entirely on Huawei for its core 4G networks in key markets of Spain and Germany, but under the new strategy, this will disappear by 2024.
Telefonica will buy some of the core equipment for its planned 5G mobile network in Spain from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei but also choose a second provider next year, a company spokesman said on Friday. The move, first reported by Spanish economic daily Expansion, marks a strategic shift for Telefonica which previously relied only on Huawei. The Chinese company provided Telefonica's 3G and 4G core networks in Spain.
Spain's Telefonica said it would split out part of its Latin America business and create new units for digital technology and infrastructure under a plan aimed at generating more than 2 billion euros ($2.20 billion) a year in extra revenues by 2022. "The model is tired out so we need to reinvent ourselves," Chief Executive Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete told a news conference on Wednesday called unexpectedly after a board meeting to approve the plan. The new measures include an "operational spin-off" of Telefonica's business in Spanish-speaking Latin America, leaving the company to focus on key markets in Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Germany.
Telefonica has signed a contract to use the so-called last-mile network of its U.S. rival AT&T in Mexico, the local chief executive of the Spanish telecommunications company said on Thursday. Telefonica Mexico CEO Camilo Aya said the deal with AT&T was not exclusive and that the Spanish company's traffic would remain completely separate from that of its U.S. competitor. Telefonica said in a statement that the deal will lead to an annual positive impact on cash flow of around 230 million euros ($254 million) from 2022, as well as a reduction in net debt of around 500 million euros.
Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica has struck a deal to use some of U.S. rival AT&T's infrastructure in Mexico, a move analysts said would better position both to compete with the market's juggernaut, billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil. Under the agreement announced on Thursday, Telefonica will use AT&T's wireless 'last-mile' equipment - the final link of telecom networks that delivers service to consumers through towers, antennas and fiber-optic cables. Analysts framed the deal as a lifeline for Telefonica in Mexico, where the company has long struggled to gain traction.
Shares of Slack Technologies Inc. slumped as much as 10% Tuesday on news that Microsoft Corp.'s competing Teams communication app has passed more than 20 million daily active users, extending its lead over Slack. Microsoft on Tuesday said its Teams app grew 54% since July as it continues to benefit from corporate wins, including Alcoa Corp. and Telefonica S.A. . Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella in October said Teams -- which was introduced in 2016, two years after Slack -- has 350 customers with at least 10,000 people using its app. In October, Slack said it has 12 million daily active members, up from 10 million in late January. "We continue to believe that while Slack has the first mover advantage in this new market opportunity, Microsoft represents the biggest risk for investors given its massive enterprise installed base and the fact that it offers Teams with no extra charge to its Office 365 business customers," Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives said in a research note on Tuesday. He rates Slack stock an "Underperform," with a price target of $14 a share.
A top official at Telefonica said on Wednesday he would support consolidation in Spain's fiercely competitive telecommunications market, where takeover speculation has been rife. The telecoms market in the euro zone's fourth-largest economy has become ever-more crowded, squeezing profits and prompting British peer Vodafone to propose cutting up to one fifth of its workforce there. "We would be supportive of consolidation of the Spanish market if that scenario were to take place," Chief Operating Officer Angel Vila told the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecoms conference in Barcelona.
Britain's Virgin Media is ditching BT's mobile network for rival Vodafone from late 2021 in a five-year deal that will allow it to launch new services such as 5G to its more than 3 million customers. Virgin Media, which offers cable TV and broadband services, pioneered the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model, whereby a company offers own-branded mobile on an established partner's network. It has used BT's EE network for nearly 20 years, including before BT owned it, but its customers will be switched onto Vodafone's network in 2021 after the company won the new contract.
European shares dipped slightly on Tuesday, a day after hitting their highest levels since 2015, with a sales warning from Danish jewellery maker Pandora dragging on the benchmark index. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.1%, although declines were capped by a positive tone around U.S.-China trade talks. Tariff-hit miners gained the most among the major European sub-sectors after reports that China was pushing U.S. President Donald Trump to rollback more tariffs imposed in September as part of a "phase one" trade deal.
Telefonica SA on Tuesday reported a third-quarter loss after booking more than a billion euros in restructuring costs but backed its guidance for the year and said it would stick to its dividend policy
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a Ba1 corporate family rating (CFR) to Cable Onda, S.A. ("Cable Onda"). At the same time Moody's assigned a Ba1 rating to the company's proposed up to USD600 million senior unsecured notes. This is the first time Moody's assigns a rating to Cable Onda.
** Eddie Stobart Logistics Plc said on DBAY Advisors Limited, its third-largest shareholder, has been granted more time to make a firm takeover offer for the haulage company, and that their talks are ongoing. ** Packaging firm Liqui-Box Corp agreed to sell its bag-in-box business to Peak Packaging to comply with requirements from Britain's competition watchdog over the U.S.-based company's takeover of DS Smith's plastics business. ** South Africa's Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd (Implats) said it would buy Canada-based North American Palladium Ltd for about C$1 billion ($751.77 million), marking the miner's first purchase outside of Africa.
Mexican telecommunications firm America Movil is not negotiating with Spain's Telefonica SA and Telecom Italia SpA about making a joint bid for assets of Brazilian telecoms firm Oi SA, a company spokesman said on Monday. "Absolutely nothing has been negotiated," Arturo Elias Ayub, America Movil's director of communications said. Asked whether America Movil, which is controlled by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, would consider making a bid for Oi holdings, Elias said the company would need to make a careful analysis of the assets in terms of prices and locations.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Atento Luxco 1 and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.