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  1. Telecom Stock Roundup: FCC Slaps Cramming Charges on Sprint, ...

    December 18, 2014
    Last week has been pretty eventful for the telecom industry as pricing competition intensified.
  2. Sprint Expands 2.5 GHz LTE Coverage to 16 New US Markets - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Sprint has extended its super-fast LTE data speed service, running on 2.5 GHz spectrum, to 16 new markets, including Charlotte, ...
  3. T-Mobile US Unveils Data Rollover Plan, Upgrades Network - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) introduced a new data plan named "Data Stash," which will allow the company's wireless ...
  4. Sprint Faces FCC Spat for Forged Billing, Shares Tank 6% - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Sprint Corporation (S) seems to have landed itself in hot waters with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) planning ...
  5. U.S. Cellular Divests Non-Strategic Mobile Towers - Analyst Blog

    December 15, 2014
    United States Cellular Corp. (USM) recently entered into a definitive agreement with Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC to sell ...
  6. Growth Or Income? This Stock Has It All

    December 8, 2014
    There is a classic conundrum facing dividend-focused investors: Income or capital appreciation? The iShares Select Dividend ...
  7. Picking Up Where We Left Off? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 3, 2014
    Over the hump midway through Q3 earnings season, we've now got a fairly decent read on how the S&P 500 has performed. ...
  8. You may not know it, but you probably depend on a Qualcomm product just about every day. Here's how.

    How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day

    October 14, 2014
    You may not know it, but you probably depend on a Qualcomm product just about every day. Here's how.
  9. In Telecom, Wireless Still the Key - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2014
    In Telecom, Wireless Still the Key - Industry Outlook
  10. Price Wars May Decimate This Industry—And Its Top Player Is Most ...

    September 2, 2014
    Marcelo Claure, the new CEO at Sprint (NYSE:S), is seeking a new twist on an old axiom: “If you can’t join them, ...
  11. 3 'Hated' Stocks Poised For A Big Rebound Before 2015

    August 13, 2014
    This has been a bad month for Dan Hesse. The sharp plunge in Sprint (NYSE:S), which wiped out more than $10 billion in market ...
  12. These 3 Stocks Took A Nosedive, But They Are Primed To Rebound

    August 13, 2014
    This has been a bad month for Dan Hesse. The sharp plunge in Sprint (NYSE:S), which wiped out more than $10 billion in market ...
  13. An Investing Legend Predicts A Major M&A Boom -- Here's How To ...

    August 7, 2014
    Some high-profile buyout deals have been falling apart lately. For instance, the third largest U.S. wireless carrier Sprint ...
  14. What makes Verizon any different than T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T?

    How Verizon Built A Customer Base Of 150M

    August 4, 2014
    What makes Verizon any different than T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T? Its sheer size and growth potential.
  15. Big Growth Is Not Making Big Profit For Spotify

    May 23, 2014
    Earlier this week, Spotify reported that the music streaming site had reached 10 million paying subscribers. The Swedish ...
  16. Telecom Calling on New Technology - Industry Outlook

    May 14, 2014
    Telecom Calling on New Technology - Industry Outlook
  17. High Times Ahead For High Yield Bonds

    High Times Ahead For High Yield Bonds

    March 3, 2014
    For those investors looking for a good balance of risk and reward, high yield bonds could be a great play this year. There’s ...
  18. Telecom Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 21, 2014
    Telecom Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  19. The Rally Continues - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 26, 2013
    Stocks appear in no mood to shift gears from this year's impressive rally.
  20. Facebook made a new high at $55.18 on December 17.

    Big News Related Stock Plays

    December 18, 2013
    A technical look at four big volume stocks making news headlines.
  21. Are The Short Sellers Right About This Telecom?

    September 27, 2013
    When you're looking for key emerging trends, it's always a smart idea to scrutinize the bi-monthly short-seller data.When ...
  22. Sprint Offers Guaranteed Plan - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Sprint Nextel recently announced the launch of guaranteed unlimited plans for voice, text and data services.
  23. Sprint, SoftBank Finally Unite - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Sprint Nextel and Japanese telecom company SoftBank have finally announced the successful completion of their merger.
  24. U.S. Cellular to Sell More Spectrum - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    United States Cellular Corporation has agreed to sell the majority of its Mississippi Valley spectrum license to a wholly ...
  25. The SoftBank-Sprint-Clearwire-Dish Network Game Of Musical Chairs ...

    June 21, 2013
    It looks like the wrangling for Sprint and Clearwire is over, with Dish Network once again left out.
  26. 15 Underperforming Stocks to Sell Today

    January 16, 2013
    So far in 2013, we've seen the market basically tread water. After the huge fiscal cliff deal inspired buying in the first ...
  27. Dish Network May Not Be Cheap, But It'll Be Interesting

    January 15, 2013
    Dish is still working out its strategy, but the shares are no bargain in the meanwhile.
  28. MetroPCS in Neutral Lane - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    We are maintaining Neutral recommendation on MetroPCS Communications (PCS). The company's third quarter performance surpassed ...
  29. Sprint Buys Some Spectrum, Video Streaming Gets Bigger And Your ...

    December 18, 2012
    Once again, the tech sector has proven itself as the go-to place for portfolio growth.
  30. Will A Sub-$3 Bid Get The Deal Done For Sprint?

    December 17, 2012
    Sprint's barely higher bid is likely to still leave many Clearwire shareholders unhappy.
  31. The Long Awaited Sprint-Clearwire Deal Is Closer Than Ever

    December 14, 2012
    Sprint makes its move for Clearwire, but a higher bid is likely needed.
  32. American Tower in Neutral Zone - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    We reiterate our long-term Neutral recommendation on American Tower Corp. (AMT), as we believe the stock is currently fairly ...
  33. DISH to Tie up with Sprint - Analyst Blog

    December 11, 2012
    A recent Bloomberg report stated that Sprint Nextel Corp. S) is trying to forge a partnership with DISH Network Corp. (DISH) ...
  34. Are Cell Phone Providers' Business Models At Risk?

    October 25, 2012
    Cell phone providers have been struggling to grow and remain profitable in what has become a two-tiered industry of leaders ...
  35. Verizon Misses EPS, Up Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    Before the opening bell today, the largest U.S. mobile service provider Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) reported third quarter ...
  36. The Softbank-Sprint Tie-Up Seems Like Only The Beginning

    October 16, 2012
    SoftBank's bid for Sprint may not be ideal, but it will be good for shareholders eventually.
  37. The Upcoming Technology Events You Should Know This Week

    October 12, 2012
    Earning's season is just getting started with some of tech's heavyweights beginning to report.
  38. Sprint to Sell 70% Stake to Softbank - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    The third-largest U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. S) is in talks for a potential ownership stake sale to the Japanese ...
  39. Two Telecom ETFs Outperforming the S&P 500 - ETF News And Commentary

    September 14, 2012
    Telecom ETFs have, as of late, turned out to be huge winners this year amidst the ongoing broad market turmoil. In fact, ...
  40. Picking Telecom Stocks? See Our DCF - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    Despite the lingering global economic woes, the U.S. telecom service providers are delivering consistent growth making their ...
  41. Stocks On Fire As The Market Bounces

    June 20, 2012
    Over the last month, these stocks have been moving aggressively higher, putting in double-digit returns. But can it continue? ...
  42. High Yield Still Has Opportunities For Investors

    March 16, 2012
    Given low interest rates and a brighter economic picture, the high yield bond sector is seeing its star shine.
  43. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  44. 5 Smart Income Picks to Start the Year

    January 30, 2012
    There are some great picks, especially preferreds, that investors can still take advantage of and grab some big income streams, ...
  45. 5 Stocks Quietly Riding the Trends

    December 2, 2011
    These companies are growing steadily in sectors where we’ll see the next megatrends appear, writes Michael Murphy of New ...
  46. American Tower Still Great, And Still Expensive

    November 2, 2011
    American Tower has more growth potential than the model may suggest.
  47. Google's Not The Only Player In The Mobile Payment Business

    October 3, 2011
    Finally, a race Google isn't destined to win - at least in the long run.
  48. AT&T Gives Deutsche Telekom Its Out

    March 22, 2011
    AT&T makes a surprising bid to become #1 in the U.S. cellular market.
  49. AT&T Ramps Up Its 4G Build Out

    December 23, 2010
    AT&T has agreed to purchase nearly $2 billion of wireless spectrum to expand capacity to its planned 4G network.
  50. Monster Dividends

    June 21, 2010
    Rather than following the hot stocks, build a dividend-rich portfolio.
  51. $5 Stocks: Bargains Or Bummers?

    January 6, 2010
    These beaten down stocks are all selling for $5 or less per share. Are they bargains or bummers?
  52. Wireless Infrastructure Leaders

    October 1, 2009
    Plays for the wireless data bottleneck.
  53. Two Acquisitions: One Good, One Bad

    August 3, 2009
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  54. Qwest Is No Bargain

    June 1, 2009
    Digging deep into numbers, this telecom doesn’t look like such a good deal.
  55. Buybacks Gone Wild

    February 25, 2009
    Many companies happily bought back their own shares thinking that large cash holdings were a luxury, but are they regretting ...
  56. Investing The 'Sex and the City' Way

    June 4, 2008
    Can Carrie, Samantha and Big guide you to great portfolio returns? We create an index based on product placements from the ...
  57. Take Profits On Sprint (S)

    November 15, 2006
    Now trading 25% higher, Sprint shares offer a good opportunity to take profits.
  58. Don't Give Up On Sprint (S)

    August 14, 2006
    Sprint Nextel investors shouldn’t write off the possibility of a turnaround.
  59. Qwest Says No, and Preps for Growth

    June 8, 2006
    Qwest forges onward despite poor history.
  60. Can AT&T Perform without Wireless?

    January 25, 2006
    A look at the competitive landscape of the telecom sector.
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