|Bid||33.27 x 2200|
|Ask||33.72 x 1000|
|Day's range||33.25 - 33.96|
|52-week range||30.13 - 39.80|
|PE ratio (TTM)||6.52|
|Earnings date||24 Oct 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.00 (5.95%)|
|1y target est||35.12|
Big companies are struggling to handle a flood of data. Artificial intelligence could help them deal with the challenge, according to Steve Stine, AT&T’s chief data officer.
The United States Department of Justice (or DOJ) has appealed Judge Richard Leon’s decision to allow AT&T’s (T) $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, raising the possibility that the deal could be blocked. The appeal came after the companies closed the merger deal on June 14 after winning a six-week court trial.
AT&T (T) has high leverage compared to most of its competitors. Its net-debt-to-EBITDA ratio is 2.92x, compared to the industry average of 2.36x.
Netflix’s (NFLX) stock climbed over 3.3% on Tuesday, September 18, after the video streaming company received a record number of Emmy awards. The streaming company received 23 Emmy awards this year, tying with AT&T’s (T) HBO. In comparison, last year, HBO received the highest number of Emmys at 29, while Netflix came in second with 20 Emmys.
AMC Networks Inc. is the zombie of the merger market. As some analysts and investors have feared, the TV-network operator seems to be staking its future on “The Walking Dead,” its hit series about a zombie apocalypse, which premieres its ninth season next month.
Windstream (WIN) unit's SD-WAN supports optimized application performance and connectivity across the entire organization. The solution has been proven to meet stringent security standards.
AT&T's (T) strategic deal will provide seamless connectivity to Airstream customers and represents the industry???s first such outreach to the unique RV sector.
AT&T (T), the second-largest wireless carrier in the United States, has been acquiring media properties to become a leading player in the media and advertising space. During the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference held on September 12, Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, detailed how AT&T is differentiated from its competitors in the media and telecom sectors.
T-Mobile (TMUS) has recently teamed up with Apple on a device leasing program that could help it win more business customers. Under the program, businesses that activate at least 25 lines on a T-Mobile network are eligible to lease iPhone or iPad devices over a 24-month period without any deposit. Apple refreshes its iPhone product line every year, but major upgrades are introduced every two years.
The Emmy award wins give streaming service providers and networks bragging rights to apply in marketing to make their shows stand out in a closely-contested TV space.
AT&T (T) is underway with preparations to launch its mobile 5G (fifth-generation) service in 12 US markets in 2018. Rival Verizon (VZ) is on track to launch its fixed 5G service in four markets next month.
The United States Department of Justice (or DOJ) is appealing the judge’s decision to allow AT&T (T) and Time Warner to merge in June. The merged company was renamed WarnerMedia. But AT&T doesn’t seem worried about the DOJ’s appeal, and CEO Randall Stephenson said he hopes the company will prevail. He reiterated it when he addressed a Goldman Sachs investor conference in New York this month.
Accenture (ACN) is set to release its fiscal 2018 fourth-quarter financial results on September 27. In the last five quarters, Accenture’s bottom line has increased at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4.2%.
Millions of Americans have switched from traditional cable or satellite TV to streaming video-on-demand services such as Netflix (NFLX). Streaming services have lured consumers with low prices and good programming libraries. Last year, Netflix hiked the rates on a variety of its plans.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) announced last week that it needed more time to review the possible merger between T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint, the third- and fourth-largest carriers in the country. The two companies are looking to merge, as competition in the telecommunications sector has been squeezing their margins.
T-Mobile (TMUS) has been consistently deploying new spectrum, improving its network, and increasing capital spending to lay the groundwork for 5G (fifth generation). For 2018, T-Mobile expects capex of $4.9 billion–$5.3 billion, including spending for 5G deployment. T-Mobile has been working on its network and distribution and is seeing encouraging results, especially in the Greenfield markets.
Oracle (ORCL) reported fiscal Q1 2019 financial results on September 17. During the period, the company’s bottom line has grown at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 3.4%. In fiscal Q1 2019, Oracle’s revenue rose 1% YoY to nearly $9.2 billion.
Verizon (VZ) is ready to keep its promise to start offering 5G (fifth-generation) service in 2018. It recently released details of its 5G rollout schedule and pricing. Verizon 5G Home, the name for the new wireless service, will go live on October 1 in four cities: Sacramento, Los Angeles, Houston, and Indianapolis.
Sure, it now owns HBO, one of the premier TV networks feted at last night’s Emmy Awards. Since a judge gave the all-clear to AT&T’s $102 billion acquisition of Time Warner in June, the AT&T team led by CEO Randall Stephenson has started integrating its newly acquired TV networks and film business. Meanwhile, Verizon’s new CEO Hans Vestberg has prioritized investing in the company’s wireless network and downplayed the need for buying media assets. The opposing visions at two companies that used to be quite similar have sparked a debate over whether it’s more advantageous to be a narrowly focused business like Verizon or a conglomerate with control over both distribution and content.
Tech stocks represent some of the most lucrative opportunities in the investing space, but identifying the long-term winners in a sector full of booms and busts is no easy task