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  1. These 3 Dow Stocks Are Up 20% YTD (UNH,VZ,WMT)

    July 27, 2016
    These three blue chips in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have appreciated 20% year to date.
  2. Verizon Tops Q2 Estimates Despite Revenue Miss (VZ, YHOO)

    July 26, 2016
    Despite the revenue and earnings decline, Verizon grew in the metrics that mattered the most.
  3. Yahoo's Future Is in Marni Walden's Hands (VZ, YHOO)

    July 25, 2016
    Walden will lead the integration of Yahoo with Verizon after proving her abilities in the company's acquisition of AOL Inc. ...
  4. Sprint Stock Soars 22% on Q2 Rev Beat (S, VZ)

    July 25, 2016
    Investors cheered Sprint's revenue results, which showed that the company's aggressive promotions are having a positive effect ...
  5. Verizon Finally Acquires Yahoo Core Operations (VZ, YHOO)

    July 24, 2016
    Yahoo's assets could be what Verizon needs to capture billions in ad dollars that are now going to Facebook and Google.
  6. Verizon Set to Announce $4.8 bn Yahoo Deal Today (VZ,YHOO)

    July 24, 2016
    Verizon is expanding its digital media business which includes AOL.
  7. Verizon Lead Bidder In Yahoo Deal (VZ, YHOO)

    July 22, 2016
    Verizon is said to be the lead bidder in the acquisition of Yahoo
  8. Verizon Severs Excessive Data Users (VZ)

    July 22, 2016
    Verizon Communications is gearing up to disconnect customers who were grandfathered into an unlimited data plan but use too ...
  9. What to Expect When AT&T Report Q2 Earnings?

    July 20, 2016
    AT&T has strategically bundled various services and has offered its TV customers promotions, including unlimited wireless ...
  10. 5 High Quality Dividend Stocks (VZ,GM,T,RAI,DUK)

    July 20, 2016
    It’s not easy to find stocks with high yields and safe dividends. Here are five.
  11. Yahoo Sale Takes Center Stage Before Earnings

    July 17, 2016
    The company has said it will take no more bids for its core assets and make a decision about a potential suitor on, or around, ...
  12. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    July 14, 2016
    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  13. Verizon Hires Former YouTube Exec as Video Chief (VZ, GOOGL)

    July 11, 2016
    The battle for digital advertising has gotten a bot more interesting.
  14. Verizon Boosts Prices While Raising Data Caps (VZ)

    July 7, 2016
    After a rash of price-cutting, Verizon plans boost prices while allowing consumers to use more data.
  15. 3 Value Stocks That Mutual Funds Are Overestimating

    June 29, 2016
    Learn why Goldman Sachs concludes that most mutual funds perform more poorly than their benchmark indexes. Discover three ...
  16. Verizon Bundles Phone Contracts For Bond Market (VZ)

    June 29, 2016
    The telecom company plans to raise $1.2 billion from bond markets by bundling smartphone contracts of 2.5 million customers. ...
  17. 5G vs. 4G: 4 Things Investors Should Know Before 2020 (VZ,T)

    June 29, 2016
    Investigate the development status of next-generation 5G mobile technology and learn more about how it should compare to ...
  18. Capex Report: Telecom Leads in Spending (T,VZ)

    June 27, 2016
    Find out why the telecom sector led in 2015 spending on capital expenditures and understand how operating cash flow and total ...
  19. 3 Blue Chip Mavericks Glowing Green After Brexit (WMT, LMT)

    June 24, 2016
    These three resilient blue chips traded higher on Friday morning, despite a worldwide Brexit selloff.
  20. Exploring AOL's History and Where it Goes From Here

    June 23, 2016
    Learn about AOL's history, and see how it almost died but accumulated top advertising sites. Discover how AOL can benefit ...
  21. 3 S&P500 Stocks Flashing Strong Volume Signals (VZ, WFC)

    June 20, 2016
    These S&P 500 components have generated On Balance Volume (OBV) divergences that could impact recent trends.
  22. 4 Growth Stocks Mutual Funds Are Underestimating (GS, AAPL)

    June 17, 2016
    Discover four stocks in which growth fund managers remain underweight despite evidence that momentum may still exist in the ...
  23. Yahoo Expected to Ask for Final Round Bids (VZ, YHOO)

    June 13, 2016
    Rivals Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s quest to buy Yahoo's web assets is entering its endgame as the search ...
  24. Yahoo Stock Up After Setting Asset Sale Deadline (YHOO, VZ)

    June 9, 2016
    The embattled technology company has begun an auction for roughly 3,000 patents and pending patent applications. Yahoo says ...
  25. The Market In 5 Minutes: We're Gathered Here To Get Through This ...

    June 7, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  26. 5 Companies With Huge Cash Flow (AAPL,VZ,MSFT,WMT)

    June 1, 2016
    These five companies have major cash flow which makes them good long-term bets.
  27. Verizon Stock Rises on Strike Agreement (VZ)

    May 31, 2016
    An "agreement in principle" has been reached between Verizon Communications and union workers, likely ending a month-long ...
  28. Tentative Deal Reached Between Verizon and Unions (VZ)

    May 31, 2016
    Verizon Communications reached a tentative deal with unions last Friday after workers had been on strike for nearly 7 weeks.
  29. Verizon Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (VZ)

    May 30, 2016
    Investigate Verizon's capital structure, and understand how debt and equity capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  30. Verizon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (VZ)

    May 25, 2016
    Learn who some of the largest customers of Verizon Communications are and how Verizon is branching out into new revenue-generating ...
  31. Verizon CEO: Worker Strike May Impact Q2 Results (VZ)

    May 25, 2016
    Verizon CEO warns that his company's financials may disappoint, thanks to the ongoing strike involving some 40,000 union ...
  32. The Share Buyback Report: The Telecom Sector (T, VZ)

    May 24, 2016
    Examine telecommunications sector share repurchase data to identify which companies and catalysts drove buyback trends between ...
  33. Sprint Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (S)

    May 16, 2016
    Learn about Sprint's capital structure and how trends in pricing impact the company's market capitalization and enterprise ...
  34. Warren Buffett Is Not Buying Yahoo (YHOO, VZ)

    May 16, 2016
    Buffett is willing to bankroll billionaire Dan Gilbert's bid, not becoming a bidder himself.
  35. AT&T Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (T)

    May 12, 2016
    Analyze AT&T's capital structure to discover important trends in the company's financing. Find out how and why debt and equity ...
  36. Target Stock: Analyzing 4 Key Customers (TGT)

    May 6, 2016
    Discover Target Corp's four largest customers and how the retail giant focuses on diversity and inclusion to aid in economic ...
  37. AIVSX: American Funds Investment Company Performance Case Study

    May 4, 2016
    Learn more about American Funds Investment Company of America mutual fund including fund history, asset holding composition, ...
  38. Apple Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (AAPL)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about the top five customers of Apple Inc., whose strategic success also extends to the traditionally resistant market ...
  39. Verizon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (VZ)

    April 29, 2016
    Learn about Verizon Communications, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief summary and analysis ...
  40. If Verizon Bought Yahoo... (VZ, YHOO)

    April 27, 2016
    Verizon wants to compete with Google and Facebook in the mobile ad space. Buying Yahoo could help them do it, but it would ...
  41. Telecom ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (FCOM, VOX)

    April 25, 2016
    Pay attention to recent price performance when considering a telecom sector ETF. While some telecom ETFs provide strong returns, ...
  42. Verizon Getting Sold Under the Surface (VZ)

    April 21, 2016
    Verizon volume divergences point to institutional selling pressure that may overcome recent market leadership.
  43. Global Communications: 5 Key Industry Players (T, VZ)

    April 20, 2016
    Compare the market capitalizations and enterprise values of the leading communications industry stocks with their annual ...
  44. Bids for Yahoo! Core Business Due Ahead of Earnings (YHOO, VZ)

    April 18, 2016
    The company has reportedly resisted disclosing certain financial details to bidders, presumably not to undermine its own ...
  45. MCLOX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 16, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  46. CAIBX: American Funds Capital Income Builder Trends in 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Learn about the composition of the American Funds Capital Income Builder fund, and discover how its makeup has evolved between ...
  47. The Market In 5 Minutes: Mamba Out

    April 14, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  48. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Telecommunications Sector ...

    April 13, 2016
    The top five earners in the telecom industry are well compensated for staying competitive and generating billions of dollars ...
  49. Alcatel-Lucent's Role in Wireless Innovation (NOK, AAPL)

    April 11, 2016
    Review how Alcatel-Lucent is playing a critical role in developing the next innovation in wireless technology with 5GNow ...
  50. Why Did Yahoo! Extend Its Bidding Deadline? (YHOO, VZ)

    April 11, 2016
    It would seem the beleaguered Internet media company wants to get a better sense of where its value lies.
  51. The 5 Largest Telecom ETFs (VOX, IYZ)

    April 9, 2016
    Explore the five largest telecommunications sector ETFs, as measured by assets under management. Learn the tracking indexes, ...
  52. Verizon Ready to Acquire Yahoo's Core Business (VZ, YHOO)

    April 8, 2016
    Yahoo!, once the king of search, is now searching for an identity - something it hasn't had since Google and Facebook emerged ...
  53. What The Twitter-NFL Partnership Means For Twitter

    April 6, 2016
    On Tuesday, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) won the NFL sweepstakes, officially partnering for the right to stream 10 Thursday night ...
  54. Three Dow Relative Strength Plays (MCD, VZ)

    April 4, 2016
    These three stocks lead the Dow Industrial Average in relative strength as we head into the 2nd quarter.
  55. Netflix Didn't Violate Net Neutrality Rules, Says FCC (NFLX, ...

    April 4, 2016
    With the FCC ruling coming in its favor, will Netflix take this as an "all clear" signal to continue doing what it thinks ...
  56. T-Mobile's "Un-carrier Amped" Strategy Is More Important than ...

    April 4, 2016
    Discover how its Un-carrier Amped strategy grew T-Mobile's business and disrupted the wireless provider industry, and learn ...
  57. Netflix Caps Video Streams on AT&T, Verizon Customers (NFLX, ...

    March 28, 2016
    Netflix wanted to “protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps,” which it says may discourage future viewing.
  58. Exploring Schwab's Suite of Inexpensive U.S. Equity ETFs (SCHX, ...

    March 25, 2016
    Discover Schwab's most popular low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for equities, which are also highly ranked by Morningstar.
  59. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV)

    March 24, 2016
    Find out which U.S. equity dividend-paying exchange-traded funds are the best for dividend yield, total return performance ...
  60. (VOX) Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Watch the share price movements of Verizon and AT&T impact the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF as these two stocks ...
  61. AIVSX: Overview of Investment Company of America Fund

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the American Funds Investment Company of America, a growth and income fund with an 80-plus-year history of providing ...
  62. 3 Popular Telecom ETFs in 2016 (VOX, IYZ, FCOM)

    March 18, 2016
    Identify three of the most popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the telecommunication services sector, and evaluate the ...
  63. 4 Reasons Sprint Continues to Invest in Chicago (S, TMUS)

    March 14, 2016
    Identify several key reasons why Sprint is investing heavily in Chicago as the company attempts to capture market share in ...
  64. AT&T Uses IoT Technology to Create Connected Wheelchair (T, VZ)

    March 13, 2016
    Find out about AT&T's partnership with Swedish wheelchair manufacturer Permobil to launch an IoT-powered wireless wheelchair ...
  65. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    March 9, 2016
    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  66. Can Sprint Keep Up With Its Competitors? (S, TMUS)

    March 9, 2016
    Discover how Sprint is faring against the competition in the mobile phone industry and some of its plans and accolades that ...
  67. Verizon and Hearst Television Launch Mobile TV (VZ)

    March 3, 2016
    Verizon Launches Services Aimed At Millennials In Conjunction With Hearst Television
  68. 3 Telecom Stocks To Avoid in 2016 (FTR, CMCSA)

    March 3, 2016
    Understand the appeal of the telecommunications industry and its high dividends during shaky markets, and identify three ...
  69. Analyzing Verizon's Debt Ratios in 2016 (VZ)

    February 29, 2016
    Analyze Verizon's key debt ratios, and understand how the company has been able to expand in recent years by safely increasing ...
  70. 3 Technology Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (XLNX, ...

    February 27, 2016
    Find out why Xilinx, FICO and Verizon Communications are three technology stocks near 52-week highs that investors should ...
  71. The Top 4 Telecommunications Penny Stocks for 2016 (ALSK, CBB)

    February 24, 2016
    Discover four telecommunications penny stocks for your portfolio for 2016, including turnaround candidates and those with ...
  72. AT&T Vs. Verizon: Are These Two Telecom Giants Overvalued? (T, ...

    February 20, 2016
    Discover if AT&T and Verizon are attractive investments in early 2016. Both companies have seen a run-up in their stock prices ...
  73. Analyzing Verizon's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (VZ)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn about Verizon Communication and its key metrics, such as the price-to-earnings ratio, dividend yield, net margin and ...
  74. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Verizon Stock (VZ)

    February 4, 2016
    Read about some of the biggest risks of investing in Verizon stock. While the company has a good dividend and value pricing, ...
  75. Why Alphabet Buying Verizon Makes Sense (GOOGL, VZ)

    February 4, 2016
    Alphabet can seal the deal with an offer of $350 to $370 billion, or a premium of around 20%.
  76. China Mobile: Just How Big is It? (CHL, CHU, CHA)

    February 1, 2016
    The story behind China Mobile, the biggest company you might never have heard of.
  77. Analyzing Verizon's Return on Equity (ROE) (VZ)

    January 30, 2016
    Learn about Verizon's return on equity and find out how ROE is influenced by net profit margin, asset turnover ratio and ...
  78. Verizon Quickens the Pace of Wireless Innovation with 5G Technology ...

    January 26, 2016
    Read about Verizon Communications' plans to develop and deploy a 5G mobile network years before industry experts thought ...
  79. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Verizon (VZ)

    January 26, 2016
    Examine Verizon's position in the wireless service industry by considering Porter's Five Forces and determining the company's ...
  80. Verizon Stock: A Dividend Analysis (VZ)

    January 22, 2016
    Learn about the stability and sustainability of Verizon's dividend and discover which financial statement line items help ...
  81. Verizon Returns to Profitability

    January 21, 2016
    Verizon Inc. swung to a profit last quarter but reiterated weak guidance for the rest of the year, as it reported results ...
  82. Verizon Earnings Preview: Dial Into Value, Safety

    January 19, 2016
    Combined with its solid profit growth, consistent cash flow and strong dividends, good luck finding a safer stock in any ...
  83. The Top 6 Dividend-Paying Technology Stocks for 2016 (IBM, STX)

    January 6, 2016
    Discover the top six dividend-bearing tech stocks for 2016, including some well-known companies and a few lesser-known stocks ...
  84. The Best Sectors To Sell Short in 2016

    January 5, 2016
    Three groups of stocks and sectors should underperform in 2016, generating profits from selling high and buying low.
  85. The Top 6 Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (VZ, TMUS)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover the top six stocks for 2016 in the telecommunications sector, including some big names in the American market and ...
  86. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (VZ, ...

    January 4, 2016
    Discover the top five dividend-paying stocks in the telecommunications sector, including some household names and a couple ...
  87. AGG: iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Explore information and analysis about the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF that offers broad exposure to the U.S. government ...
  88. Is Verizon Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (VZ)

    December 7, 2015
    Learn about Verizon's balance sheet strength and future growth strategy. Discover why the stock makes an ideal core holding ...
  89. US Telecom Price War: T-Mobile Vs. Verizon Vs. AT&T (VZ, T)

    October 28, 2015
    Find out how T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T are waging an intense price war among mobile network providers and why investors ...
  90. T-Mobile CEO Takes a Stand Against Overages

    October 27, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) CEO John Legere has long been against charging overages when customers use more than their allotted ...
  91. Facebook's Free Basics App Has Users Crying Foul About Net Neutrality

    October 26, 2015
    The FCC says the internet is a public utility and will be held to the standards of net neutrality. But what does that mean ...
  92. Trudeaumania Part II: The Liberalization (WTW, UAL)

    October 20, 2015
    The leader of the Liberal Party in Canada, forty-four-year-old Justin Trudeau became the country's second-youngest Prime ...
  93. A-B InBev Pushing Debt to Risky Levels for Merger (BUD, SBMRY)

    October 16, 2015
    Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) is so intent on acquiring rival SABMiller in its $106 billion takeover deal that it's putting ...
  94. Behind Verizon's Decision to Change Its Plan Model (VZ)

    October 6, 2015
    Take a look at Verizon's new cellphone service plans, and learn about what is behind Verizon's decision to make a major change ...
  95. Decoding the Merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia

    October 5, 2015
    Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia have a history of difficult mergers. But, their merger with each other may turn out to be the right ...
  96. Is Facebook Positioned for Long-term Success? (FB, TWTR)

    September 22, 2015
    Facebook is the world's dominant social ecosystem, with a massive reservoir of user photos and data
  97. Best Buy Adds 2 More Store-Within-a-Store Brands (BBY, T)

    September 16, 2015
    An important part of the Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) turnaround strategy has been partnering with key vendors to create stores-within-a-store. ...
  98. 5 Dividend Stocks that Should Be on Your Watchlist

    September 10, 2015
    These stocks might not appreciate in a broad market selloff, but they're fundamentally sound and offer generous dividends.
  99. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet (CSCO, HPQ)

    September 7, 2015
    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  100. Net Neutrality: Pros and Cons

    September 1, 2015
    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
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