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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. CWGIX: American Funds Capital World Growth and Income Top 5 Holdings

    May 6, 2016
    Discover which companies comprise the top five holdings of the American Funds Capital World Growth and Income A Fund, and ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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, ...
  10. CAIBX: American Funds Capital Income Builder Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 3, 2016
    Discover the top five equity holdings of American Funds' Capital Income Builders fund, a world asset allocation fund that ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. DODIX: Dodge & Cox Income Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 30, 2016
    Examine the top holdings of the Dodge & Cox Income Fund, and gain insight into the fund's performance and potential future ...
  13. AWSHX: American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Portfolio Trends ...

    April 30, 2016
    Discover portfolio trends in the American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund that has it positioned for growth in 2016, ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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, ...
  17. Verizon Getting Sold Under the Surface (VZ)

    April 21, 2016
    Verizon volume divergences point to institutional selling pressure that may overcome recent market leadership.
  18. 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 ...
  19. AMECX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 20, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Income Fund of America from American Funds, and study how its makeup has evolved between ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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, ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. AIVSX: American Funds I.C. of America Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the top-five holdings of The Investment Company of America, one of the nation's oldest equity mutual funds with ...
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. AIVSX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 23, 2016
    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the American Funds Investment Company of America and learn if the 82-year-old ...
  38. CWGIX: Overview of American Funds Capital World Growth & Income ...

    March 20, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Capital World Growth and Income Fund, a world stock fund that seeks quality stocks on any ...
  39. (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 ...
  40. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Verizon (VZ, VTSMX)

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Verizon Communications shares, and learn how their portfolio allocations ...
  41. CAIBX: Overview of American Funds Capital Income Builder

    March 18, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Capital Income Builder Fund, a world asset allocation fund from Capital Group that focuses ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. IYZ vs. VTCAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    March 16, 2016
    Compare a popular telecommunications industry exchange-traded fund (ETF) to a similar mutual fund, and see which one comes ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Verizon and Hearst Television Launch Mobile TV (VZ)

    March 3, 2016
    Verizon Launches Services Aimed At Millennials In Conjunction With Hearst Television
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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, ...
  57. 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%.
  58. 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.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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
  79. 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. ...
  80. 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.
  81. 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
  82. 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 ...
  83. The Safest Stocks You Can Invest in Right Now

    August 26, 2015
    These stocks are likely to hold up better than others in a bear market, but there's a twist.
  84. T-Mobile's Legere Takes Credit for Industry Shift (TMUS, S)

    August 12, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) was the first major wireless carrier to drop contracts and eliminate phone subsidies, and its CEO ...
  85. What Is Verizon's Latest Strategy?

    August 10, 2015
    Verizon will be offering new monthly phone plans, consequently eliminating subsidized phones on annual plans.
  86. Asset Turnover Ratio

    August 10, 2015
    The amount of sales generated for every dollar's worth of assets in a year, calculated by dividing sales by assets.
  87. Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt (RSHCQ, GM)

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about some of the most shocking corporate bankruptcies in history, including General Motors, Chrysler, Lehman Brothers ...
  88. T-Mobile Passing Sprint to Become No. 3 Carrier

    August 3, 2015
    The battle between Sprint (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) for bragging rights as the No. 3 wireless carrier appears ...
  89. Loyal Customers Drive T-Mobile Market Share Gains (TMUS, S)

    July 22, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) has been on an incredible run. The company has been adding subscribers for over two years and shows ...
  90. AT&T: Just Boring Or Bad?

    July 8, 2015
    Is AT&T a good investment?
  91. The Economics Of Solar Power

    June 11, 2015
    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  92. 3 Reasons Frontier Communications Stock Could Rise (FTR, VZ)

    June 10, 2015
    Activity in the telecom arena has been fast and furious in recent years, as companies jockey for position between the high-growth ...
  93. Google's Take On The Net Neutrality Controversy

    June 2, 2015
    Learn more about the public policy issue of net neutrality and specifically discover what the stance of Google is on this ...
  94. Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

    April 27, 2015
    Writing covered calls on stocks that pay above-average dividends is a strategy that can be used to boost returns on a portfolio, ...
  95. Will Frontier's Verizon Deal Keep Its Dividend Up? (FTR, VZ)

    April 17, 2015
    Dividend investors love high yields, but they don't like payout cuts. Rural telecom company Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: ...
  96. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    April 3, 2015
    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  97. Funds That Should Be On Every Investor’s Radar

    December 9, 2014
    When most investors begin planning for a steady income stream in retirement, they tend to gravitate towards fixed-income ...
  98. Analysis of Companies with high goodwill

    November 6, 2014
    High goodwill as a percentage of market cap can actually be a big red flag--it potentially means the company botched a major ...
  99. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2014
    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  100. 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.
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