VOD : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 3 High-Yielders To Buy On The Pullback

    February 13, 2014
    I have a small television in my office tuned to CNBC. I keep the sound off. It's not that I rely on it for information ...
  2. Earn Up To 36% As Gold Rebounds With This Income Strategy

    February 13, 2014
    It's been more than two years since gold prices peaked. Since then, precious metal prices have been in a well-defined ...
  3. This Income Strategy Could Earn 36% As Gold Rebounds

    February 13, 2014
    It's been more than two years since gold prices peaked. Since then, precious metal prices have been in a well-defined ...
  4. 13 Stock Buyback Kings: Should You Buy Them?

    February 12, 2014
    Over the past few years, I've been conducting quarterly reviews of companies that are aggressive repurchasers of their ...
  5. Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up

    October 24, 2013
    After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. Critical pieces of economic data are all pointing towards ...
  6. Has the Catalyst Played Out Already? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 11, 2013
    The market bounce reflected lower odds of U.S. military strikes and positive Chinese data.
  7. Is a Frequent Upgrade Cellular Plan for You?

    July 24, 2013
    It all started with T-Mobile US' (NYSE: TMUS) JUMP plan which allowed consumers to upgrade their smartphones sooner ...
  8. Liberty Global Down to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    We downgrade our recommendation on Liberty Global.
  9. Vodafone Seeks Permit in India - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Vodafone has offered to pay INR 40 billion to the India government to continue operations in the country's key metros.
  10. Vodafone to Buy Kabel Deutschland - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Vodafone Group has finally confirmed its takeover plans for Kabel Deutschland Holding AG.
  11. MTN Group Has The Growth, But Ample Uncertainties

    June 25, 2013
    Regulation and economic uncertainty up the risks, but MTN Group is an investment highly levered to Africa's growth.
  12. Turkcell Is Undervalued, But Also A Complete Mess

    June 25, 2013
    Shareholder squabbles have crippled Turkcell's ability to pay dividends, but not its ability to run well.
  13. France Telecom Under Pressure From Both Sides

    June 24, 2013
    France Telecom looks cheap by many metrics, but there are good reasons for that.
  14. JDS Uniphase Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    We reiterate our long-term Neutral recommendation on JDS Uniphase.
  15. France Telecom Offloads Etrali - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2013
    Etrali, a trading solution from Orange Business service of France Telecom has been acquired by The Gores Group.
  16. DISH Network Makes Another Bid For Mobile

    April 16, 2013
    DISH makes another move towards mobile with a bid for Sprint.
  17. Verizon, AT&T And Vodafone – Here We Go Again

    April 2, 2013
    A popular rumor gets new life with word that AT&T may help Verizon facilitate a buyout of Vodafone.
  18. Samsung to Sell Tizen-Based Phone - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    According to news agency Bloomberg, South Korean handset maker Samsung Electronics recently confirmed earlier rumors that ...
  19. France Telecom Acquires Spanish MVNO - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    France Telecom's (FTE) Spanish subsidiary - Orange Spain has acquired Simyo, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) from ...
  20. RIMM Divests NewBay Inc. - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    Beleaguered handset manufacturer Research In Motion Limited (RIMM) has offloaded its cloud content service unit NewBay to ...
  21. Comcast Upgrades Xfinity TV - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) recently enhanced its Xfinity TV player application by incorporating content download feature using ...
  22. France Telecom Ties Up with Akamai - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    France Telecom (FTE), which operates the brand Orange, has entered into a strategic agreement with Akamai Technologies (AKAM) ...
  23. France Telecom's 3Q Revenue Slips - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    France Telecom (FTE) reported third-quarter 2012 earnings where revenue decreased 3.5% year over year to €10.76 billion ($13.9 ...
  24. Telefonica's German IPO Coming Soon - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    Spanish telecom giant Telefonica S. A. (TEF) plans to launch initial public offering (IPO) of Telefonica Deutschland, currently ...
  25. T-Mobile Appoints New CEO - Analyst Blog

    September 21, 2012
    T-Mobile USA - the fourth largest telecom carrier in the U.S. - recently appointed John Legere as Chief Executive Officer ...
  26. Telefonica Still Has To Muddle Through The Mess In Spain

    September 21, 2012
    Telefonica is weighed down by debt and macro worries in Spain.
  27. APAC Telco Rev Outlook for 5 Years - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Despite the lingering economic woes, the global telecom industry has maintained an upbeat momentum this year thanks to service ...
  28. TW Cable to Exit Clearwire Venture - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) has decided to sell its 7.8% stake in Clearwire Corp. (CLWR) for a nationwide WiMAX network. ...
  29. FCC Approves Verizon Spectrum Buy - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    Verizon Wireless has received the approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to purchase $3.9 wireless spectrum ...
  30. Verizon Spectrum Buy Gets DOJ Nod - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    After many twists and turns in the last eight months, Verizon Wireless' proposed purchase of wireless spectrum finally seems ...
  31. Leap Misses on Higher Client Churn - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    Leap Wireless International Inc. (LEAP) declared disappointing financial results for the second quarter of 2012, missing ...
  32. France Telecom 1H Profit Slips - Analyst Blog

    July 30, 2012
    France Telecom (FTE), the world's largest telecommunications carrier in Paris, reported first half 2012 earnings of ¬0.65 ...
  33. Red Hat to Buy FuseSource - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    In a bid to strengthen its middleware product portfolio, Red Hat Inc. (RHT) is set to acquire FuseSource, a provider of open ...
  34. Verizon, T-Mobile to Swap Spectrum - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    Spectrum purchase has become a wireless game changer. The carriers are in need of additional airwaves to expand their high-speed ...
  35. Verizon LTE Expansion Continues - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Verizon Wireless, a joint venture between Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and Vodafone Group PLC (VOD), added 46 new cities ...
  36. Verizon Hikes FiOS Data Plans - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    The largest U.S. mobile operator Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) has raised the prices for FiOS bundled Internet services ...
  37. EU Mobile Carriers to Consolidate - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    Economic conditions in the Eurozone are becoming worse with the potential exit of Greece and bailout plan in Spain, rendering ...
  38. Dialing Up Global Telecoms

    June 14, 2012
    Amid a challenging macroeconomic environment on both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific, volatility has increased to heights ...
  39. Verizon Debuts Shared Data Plans - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    The largest U.S. mobile operator Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) unveiled new shared data plans for its wireless services, ...
  40. Look Beyond the Usual Dividend Suspects

    May 15, 2012
    The rush to dividend stocks has left some sectors overvalued, and in most cases, investors can do as well or better with ...
  41. Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Highlights: Manulife Financial, ...

    May 8, 2012
    For Immediate Release Chicago, IL - May 8, 2012 - Zacks Equity Research highlights: Manulife Financial Corp. ( MFC) as ...
  42. LTE Thriving in North America - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    The recent data on LTE subscriptions in the U.S. and Canada proves that with the increasing adaption of LTE 4G technologies, ...
  43. 5 Great European Dividends...Or Are They?

    April 17, 2012
    Through Europe’s financial problems, there has always existed a great opporunity to buy into some great companies cheaply ...
  44. France Telecom – The Thrill Is Gone

    March 6, 2012
    Pesimism may be a good thing for FTE shareholders.
  45. Look Across The Pond For Big Dividends

    February 7, 2012
    Improving earnings for U.K.-based companies resulted in tremendous dividend growth for British stocks in 2011. Analysts expect ...
  46. How to Evaluate Global Dividend Stocks

    December 22, 2011
    Dividend yield is the most important factor to use when evaluating investment opportunities, says London-based portfolio ...
  47. AT&T's Bold Bid For T-Mobile Ends In Failure

    December 21, 2011
    AT&T abandons its potentially industry-changing bid.
  48. American Tower Still Great, And Still Expensive

    November 2, 2011
    American Tower has more growth potential than the model may suggest.
  49. Big Dividends, Small Risk

    October 31, 2011
    Businesses that payout nice dividends can offer reasonable substitutes for some investors.
  50. 5 Dividend Darlings

    October 20, 2011
    Strong dividend payers could form the best defense in an unsure market.
  51. Sprint Garrotes Clearwire

    October 14, 2011
    Sprint has decided to separate from Clearwire and step out on its own. However, if Sprint builds its own 4G network, Clearwire ...
  52. Find Your Way Back With Dividends

    September 12, 2011
    Strong dividend payers could form the best defense in an unsure market.
  53. AT&T's Fairly Smart Quarter

    July 27, 2011
    AT&T defied critics with its second quarter performance by increasing revenue, despite losing its exclusive hold on the iPhone.
  54. The Return Of The Norsemen?

    April 29, 2011
    Ericsson is benefiting from more capital spending, but how much capacity do mobile operators need?
  55. Japan's Crisis Not A Threat For Investors

    March 17, 2011
    Don't get sucked in to thinking this tragedy is bad for your portfolio just because stocks have taken a hit as a result.
  56. Windstream Looks To Acquisitions For Growth

    February 24, 2011
    Telecom Windstream posted lackluster quarter and full-year results, but this dividend stock has set out on an ambitious growth ...
  57. U.K. A Value Bet Amid Euro Debt Crisis

    January 20, 2011
    The ongoing financial crisis in the European Union has made the United Kingdom a promising prospect for value investors. ...
  58. Verizon Finally Adds The iPhone

    January 14, 2011
    Verizon made the long-expected announcement that it will become a carrier for the iPhone. What will be the impact of this?
  59. Hey Clearwire, Sprint May Just Not Be That Into You

    December 17, 2010
    Investors are nervous that Sprint may not backstop Clearwire indefinitely.
  60. 5 Stocks With Low P/Es

    November 25, 2010
    Stocks with low P/E ratios tend to, on average, outperform the market average. Here are five low P/E stocks worth a look.
  61. Smartphones Help Verizon

    October 25, 2010
    With the growth in Android smartphones and the addition of the iPhone to their lineup, Verizon's horizon may hold big profits.
  62. Calling Foreign Telecom Stocks

    August 17, 2010
    Investing in telecom should include foreign stocks.
  63. Buy On The Rumor, Sell On The News

    July 6, 2010
    No doubt the marriage of Verizon and the iPhone is big news. But before pulling the trigger on participating companies, be ...
  64. 3 Fundamentally Attractive European ADRs

    June 15, 2010
    Some stocks and fundamentals are more equal than others.
  65. Is AT&T's New Data Pricing Plan Right?

    June 9, 2010
    AT&T unveiled a new data-pricing plan last week. We look at some of the possible ramifications.
  66. When There's Nowhere To Invest, Invest Nowhere

    April 12, 2010
    Buying low and selling high is not the perfect strategy for all investors - especially value-seeking investors.
  67. An ETF To Play The U.K.

    January 13, 2010
    For investors who simply seek broad exposure to the overall U.K. economy, EWU may be your best bet.
  68. Buying England By The Pound

    October 28, 2009
    In the forex market, it's time to take advantage of the the cheap pound.
  69. Verizon's Leadership Position Proving Costly

    September 22, 2009
    Given current industry dynamics, Verizon is not appealing enough to warrant dialing up for the shares.
  70. What's Your Brand Worth?

    July 9, 2009
    Millward Brown Optimor recently delivered its fourth annual BRANDZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands.
  71. Book Value Plays

    May 1, 2009
    Solar stocks could see a bright spot due to expressed interest in government plans.
  72. Wireless Stocks Won't Stay Tied Down

    April 1, 2009
    Wireless stocks have shrugged off the market's recent volatility - foreign wireless stocks, in particular. Investors should ...
  73. As Good As It Gets For Ericsson

    October 22, 2008
    Investors expecting more upside are sure to be disappointed; Ericsson's growth and margins are probably as good as they are ...
  74. An Ill Wind River

    September 3, 2008
    Disappointing quarterly guidance sent the stock down more than 10%, but there's a very interesting business at play here.
  75. Verizon Shares Ring True For Value

    April 28, 2008
    Verizon released impressive first quarter results boosted by its growing consumer base.
  76. There's More To Apple Than The iPhone (AAPL)

    July 31, 2007
    Sales of Macintosh computers boosted Apple's fiscal third quarter results well beyond expectations.
  77. Hutchison Telecom: Rich And Hungry (HTX)

    July 5, 2007
    The emerging markets have a solid foundation for telecomm growth. Dial in HTX for potential gains.
  78. Ericsson On The Margin (ERIC)

    May 2, 2007
    Ericsson's numbers are great, but don't hold your breath for more upside in the stock.
  79. Don't Give Up On Sprint (S)

    August 14, 2006
    Sprint Nextel investors shouldn’t write off the possibility of a turnaround.
  80. Not So Quiet On the Western Front (VOD)

    August 11, 2006
    There won’t be any winners emerging from the recently launched price war in the European cellular market.
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