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7/22/15AT&T/DirecTV Deal Advances, Wheeler Extracts Conditions (Telecom Ramblings)

After more than a year of regulatory wrangling, it looks like AT&T might actually win a mega-merger round. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has reportedly decided to back the deal. The full commission still has to officially vote, but with Wheeler's support that's just a formality. It was 14 months and 3 days ago that AT&T pulled [...]

7/15/15Company Update (NYSE:T): AT&T, United Farm Workers, CORO, Udacity Launch “AdelanTECH Leadership... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - SALINAS, Calif., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday, July 18th, AT&T, United Farm Workers (UFW), CORO Northern California, and Udacity will launch the "AdelanTECH Leadership Program" – a unique, new program to empower emerging rural leaders to succeed and lead in California's innovation economy. The AdelanTECH Leadership Program will launch [...]

7/10/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – Sleepy AT&T Generates Returns in June (Jutia Group)

[Market Realist] - AT&T stock rose 3.1% on June 23. Shares surged on news that Barclays upgraded the stock to "overweight" from “equal weight” and increased its target to $39 from $34. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), currently valued at $180.30B, opened at $34.62.   Today, shares have [...]

7/9/15Market Update (NASDAQ:DTV): AT&T Embracing Net-Neutrality Rules It Slammed to Speed DirecTV Deal (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T has panned the FCC’s “arbitrary” and “capricious” rules in the past. But to push through its bid for pay-TV operator DirecTV, AT&T is singing a new tune. Read more on this. DIRECTV (DTV), currently valued at $46.52B, began trading this morning at $93.89.   Today, shares [...]

7/9/15Market Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T Embracing Net-Neutrality Rules It Slammed to Speed Dire... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T has panned the FCC’s “arbitrary” and “capricious” rules in the past. But to push through its bid for pay-TV operator DirecTV, AT&T is singing a new tune. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $179.27B, started trading this morning at $35.02.   Looking at [...]

7/8/15Market Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T And iHeartMedia Team Up To Bring Streaming Radio To U-v... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS and NEW YORK, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* U-verse® and iHeartMedia launched iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music and streaming radio service, for U-verse TV customers**. The addition of iHeartRadio to AT&T U-verse marks the first live streaming radio application available on U-verse TV. AT&T and iHeartMedia plan to add [...]

7/8/15More Int’l Bytes: Superloop, AT&T, Telefonica, Orange (Telecom Ramblings)

Yet more interesting news items from overseas to look at today, including a new player in the metro space: Superloop, a new fiber builder and operator focused on Singapore and Australia, offered an update on its construction progress today. As of the end of June, they had the first 92km of network finished in Singapore, with [...]

7/7/15George Soros Highest Yielding Dividend Stocks (The DIV-Net)

Beside Warren Buffett, George Soros is also a popular investor. He was born in 1930 in Hungary where he fled in 1947 to avoid the onset of communism. Soros went to England where he graduated from the London School of Economics. He then moved to the United States and eventually opened his own hedge fund which would later be called the Quantum Fund. Here are four high-yield holdings in that fund. Soros managed to achieve a 30% annual return with high Quantum Fund. Today I like to...

7/6/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T Stock Outperforms Verizon, but for How Long? (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T's stock has been rising lately in anticipation of its acquisition of DirectTV, while investors have been dumping rival Verizon. But it's unclear how long the different performances may last. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $184.92B, began trading this morning at $35.59.   [...]

7/2/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T (T) Stock Up After Cowen Upgrade (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T (T) stock moved higher after Cowen increased its rating to ‘outperform’ with a $40 price target. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), currently valued at $185.45B, opened this morning at $35.85.   Looking at the stock, its one day range is $35.64 to $35.93 with [...]

7/2/15Stock Update: DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) – AT&T: Cowen Ups to Buy; DTV More Strategic Than Thought (Jutia Group)

[at Barrons.com] - The closing of the deal, expected any day now, will to some immediate synergies, which AT&T has talked about, and which are not a surprise. Here’s how Synesael describes it: Regarding the $2.5B of expected annual run-rate cost synergies, we have reflected all of them in our DTV model for simplicity [...]

7/2/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – AT&T’s Short-Term Outlook Is Better Th... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T’s stock is rising on expected accounting efficiencies as part of its DirecTV merger, while Verizon’s stock is declining. But the boost to AT&T may be temporary. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $192.89B, opened this morning at $47.23.   [...]

6/25/15Market Update (NYSE:T): AT&T U-verse TV Reaches New Milestone in Live Mobile Content (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* U-verse ® updated its U-verse App ** for smartphones and tablets to include 26 additional live channels for viewing outside the home, making more than 200 channels ... Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), with a current value of $188.82B, opened at [...]

6/23/15Company Update (NASDAQ:DTV): AT&T Rises On Upgrades, Post-DirecTV Deal Outlook (Jutia Group)

[at Investor's Business Daily] - AT&T (T) stock rose Tuesday as UBS and Barclays issued upgrades ahead of the expected closing of the telecom firm's acquisition of satellite TV broadcaster DirecTV Group. UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded ... Read more on this. DIRECTV (DTV), with a current market cap of $47.16B, started trading [...]

6/23/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T (T) Stock Rising Following Rating, Price Target Boost (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T (T) stock is up this morning after the company had its rating raised to 'overweight' from 'equal weight' at Barclays. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), currently valued at $187.60B, started trading this morning at $35.57.   Today, shares have traded between $35.51 and $36.23 [...]

6/19/15Stock Update (NYSE:T): Despite Fines, 3 Telecom Stocks to Buy, Including Verizon and AT&T (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - With the FCC fining AT&T $100 million for misleading its customers, we decided to check Quant Ratings for some integrated telecom stocks to buy. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $181.70B, opened this morning at $34.92.   Looking at the equity, the company's one [...]

6/19/15Friday Poll: The US Telecommunications Regulatory Environment Is… (Telecom Ramblings)

For this month's Friday poll, let's talk about regulators.  Between net neutrality, the collapse of the Comcast/TWC deal, this week's AT&T fine for limiting unlimited bandwidth, and a host of smaller items, the US regulatory system has been rather visible in the first half of 2015.  I'm curious what our readers, who are among the [...]

6/18/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T’s $100 Million Penalty And The Need For Better FCC Reg... (Jutia Group)

[at Forbes] - Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission issued a notice of apparent liability against AT&T for $100 million for supposedly misleading consumers about its wireless speeds and the unlimited nature of its broadband offering and for violating the “transparency rule” of its Network Neutrality rules. The FCC alleges that from 2011 through Read [...]

6/18/15AT&T Gets Slapped by FCC, Verizon Scolded by NYC (Telecom Ramblings)

The telecommunications giants are in the regulatory doghouse this week it seems, with both AT&T and Verizon taking some heat. AT&T was fined an impressively large sum of $100M for selling 'unlimited' plans and then throttling traffic for people that took them literally. That's big enough to affect the rounding on the company's overall numbers this [...]

6/17/15Market Update (NYSE:T): AT&T Expands Industry Leading Windows Phone Selection With Exclusive Micr... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 announced today that the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL will be available in AT&T stores and online starting on Friday, June 26. AT&T is the exclusive U.S. carrier for the new smartphone, which will be available in matte black and matte white. Read more on [...]

6/15/15Market Update (NYSE:T): AT&T Leads The Industry In The Internet Of Things (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is connecting more people, processes and machines with the Internet of Things (IoT). Since January 2015, AT&T has struck IoT agreements with more than 136 companies across numerous industries. The AT&T network had nearly 22 million IoT connected devices worldwide as of March 31, [...]

6/11/15Market Update (NYSE:T): AT&T, ONOS Project and other Players to Unveil CORD Solution POC at Open ... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - MENLO PARK, Calif., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ON.Lab today announced that a team comprised of AT&T*, ONOS project, PMC-Sierra (Nasdaq:PMCS) and Sckipio will showcase the first public demonstration ... Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $181.39B, opened at $34.83.   Today’s price range [...]

6/10/15Stock Update (NYSE:T): AT&T vs. Apple: Which Is the Better Dow Performer? (You’ll Be Surprised) (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Despite the hype, Apple is up only fractionally since replacing AT&T in the Dow 30. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), currently valued at $180.30B, started the session at $34.60.   During the trading session, T traded between $34.59 to $34.76 with its 52-week range being [...]

6/5/15Company Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T, Young Science Achievers Program, Inc. Announce Winner... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - The students and their winning proposals were highlighted during a special ceremony at AT&T's Global Network Operations Center. The event included executives from AT&T and representatives of the Young Science Achievers Program, Inc., which received a $216,625 contribution from AT&T to support the metro New York/New Jersey region competition and other [...]

6/4/15Company Update (NYSE:T): AT&T: JP Morgan Ups To Buy On Cuts, Easier Wireless Trends (Jutia Group)

[at Barrons.com] - Shares of (T) are up 34 cents, or 09%, at $35.37, after today raised his rating on the stock to Overweight from Neutral, writing that his estimates are now higher for the profit that should result from the pending merger with (DTV), and that comparisons for AT&T's wireless services revenue get [...]

6/3/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T Launches New TV App To Connect With Jobseekers (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*'s multiscreen strategy has already brought TV shows, movies, sports and news to your TV, smartphone and tablet. Now, AT&T might just bring you a new career. ... Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), with a current market cap of $182.02B, opened this [...]

6/1/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T Prepared To Keep Louisiana Customers Connected During Hu... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - BATON ROUGE, La., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is committed to providing its customers reliable communications during the upcoming hurricane season - before, during and after storms - and has one of the industry's largest and most advanced business continuity and disaster response programs to keep its networks operational. With [...]

5/29/15Company Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T Supports Texas, Oklahoma Storm Relief With $150,000 Co... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Texas and Oklahoma have experienced destructive tornadoes and record setting rainfall that has led to flooding, many deaths and missing Texans and Oklahomans. AT&T today announced a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of its disaster relief and storm recovery [...]

5/28/15Market Update (NYSE:T): AT&T Digital Life Continues Efforts To Help Revitalize Communities And Bu... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 Digital Life ®, a home security and automation service, and Habitat for Humanity are continuing their collaboration to rebuild and revitalize communities around the U.S. This effort will kick off in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 28, with local AT&T employee volunteers helping build [...]

5/22/15Friday Roundup: Level 3, AT&T, Interoute, Ciena (Telecom Ramblings)

The summer season begins in the USA with a long holiday weekend.  Before you head out for the barbecue or the beach, here's a quick look at some other news from this week: Level 3 signed its third new interconnection agreement with the country's major eyeball networks since the FCC passed network neutrality and promised to [...]

5/21/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T (T) Stock Gaining on Mexico Expansion Talks (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Shares of AT&T (T) are rising in Thursday's midday trading after the CEO announced plans to expand and upgrade the company's mobile network in Mexico. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $182.22B, opened this morning at $34.55.   Today, shares have traded between $34.52 [...]

5/19/15Net Neutrality and Investing at AT&T (Telecom Ramblings)

There was an interesting quote making the rounds yesterday from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson.  You'll recall that in the heat of the network neutrality debate, the company suggested the regulations might stop its investment in FTTH buildouts and then backtracked quickly.  Yesterday he went and blew on that ember. "The exact comment I made was we're going [...]

5/18/15Stock Update (NYSE:T): Why net rules no longer an investment barrier: AT&T (Jutia Group)

[at CNBC] - AT&T chief Randall Stephenson says the new FCC net-neutrality rules will be changed by the courts or Congress. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), currently valued at $180.90B, opened at $34.31.   A quick look at the market, the company's stock traded between $34.26 and $34.87 [...]

5/14/15Stock Update (NYSE:T): Will AT&T (T) Stock be Affected by Rivals’ Request for DirecTV Deal Rest... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T (T) is facing a number of demands from rivals regarding its merger with DirecTV (DTV). Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), with a current value of $177.24B, opened at $34.08.   Today’s price range has been between $34.00 and $34.20 per share with a trailing [...]

5/13/15Company Update (NYSE:T): Dish, Cogent specify demands for concessions in AT&T-DirecTV merger (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Dish Network Corp, Cogent Communications Holdings Inc and advocacy groups are asking U.S. regulators to restrict AT&T Inc's power over online video and other content as part of its proposed purchase of DirecTV. The group of critics of the pending $48.5 billion acquisition met with a large team of officials at the [...]

5/12/15Market Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – Verizon, AT&T moving in very different directions–Wells Fargo (Jutia Group)

[at MarketWatch] - Verizon Communications Inc.'s purchase of AOL Inc. is further evidence of the widening gap in strategy between Verizon and fellow telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. , said analyst Jennifer Fritzsche at ... Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $173.34B, started trading this morning at $33.31.   [...]

5/11/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – FCC Denies AT&T’s Request On Delaying Open Internet Rules (Jutia Group)

[Benzinga] - Implementation of Open Internet rules will move forward following an FCC ruling against AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T ) and other telecom companies. The FCC’s Wireless Competition Bureau chief Julie Veach and Wireless ... Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), with a current value of $173.40B, opened this morning at $33.65. [...]

5/11/15Level 3, AT&T Forge Interconnection Pact (Telecom Ramblings)

This morning, AT&T and Level 3 announced an agreement for bilateral interconnection of their IP networks. Now, these sorts of peering deals happen all the time without much fanfare of course. But it's interesting that we've seen three such announcements in three weeks or so. Level 3 also made a new interconnection agreement with Verizon, [...]

5/7/15Stock Update (NYSE:T): AT&T Mexico chief: will take ‘couple of years’ to shape up Mexico busi... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - AT&T will take "a couple of years" to shape up its new business in Mexico, where it competes with billionaire Carlos Slim's dominant carrier America Movil, AT&T Mexico Chief Executive Thaddeus Arroyo said in an interview on Thursday. AT&T, which bought Mexico's No.3 and No.4 wireless carriers in the last few months, [...]

5/6/15Market Update (NYSE:T): AT&T Invests Nearly $70 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Local N... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DAYTONA, Fla., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested nearly $70 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. Read more on [...]

5/5/15Market Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – Netflix asks U.S. FCC to reject AT&T-DirecTV merger unless c... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. A Netflix spokeswoman said on Tuesday that the video streaming company does not oppose the merger in principle but is rather seeking remedies [...]

5/4/15Market Update (NYSE:T): AT&T And The San Francisco Giants To Present Five Bay Area Non-Profits Ea... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 6, the Community All-Stars program - a partnership between AT&T and the San Francisco Giants - will honor five outstanding non-profit organizations each with a $10,000 grant at AT&T Park during a pre-game ceremony. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. [...]

5/1/15Stock Update (NYSE:T): U.S. telecom groups, AT&T seek to block new Internet rules (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - U.S. telecom industry groups, alongside AT&T Inc (T.N) and CenturyLink Inc (CTL.N), called for regulators to block parts of new rules for Internet service providers on Friday, citing "crushing" compliance costs and threats to investment. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, the industry did not ask for a suspension of [...]

4/30/15Stock Update (NYSE:T): NII Holdings Announces Completion of Nextel Mexico Sale to AT&T (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - RESTON, Va., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. today announced it has completed the previously announced sale of its Mexican operations to AT&T (NYSE:T) for an aggregate purchase price of $1.875 billion, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. After deducting Nextel Mexico's outstanding indebtedness net of its cash balance and [...]

4/29/15Market Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T fires executive after lawsuit alleging racial discrimin... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - AT&T Inc fired the president of its U-Verse business, after an African American female employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit. In her lawsuit against Aaron Slator, AT&T and its CEO, Knoyme King alleged she was racially harassed during her employment at the company, the National Association for African American Owned Media said [...]

4/28/15Stock Update (NYSE:T): AT&T Invests More Than $475 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Loca... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - SAN ANTONIO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested more than $475 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in the San Antonio area between 2012 and 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. As part of [...]

4/24/15Company Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T Invests Nearly $1.7 Billion Over Three-Year Period To ... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - OLYMPIA, WASH., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* invested nearly $1.7 Billion in its best-in-class wireless network in Washington from 2012 to 2014. AT&T provides the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network today, covering more than 300 million Americans with 4G LTE service.** AT&T's network also has the nation's strongest LTE [...]

4/23/15Company Update (NYSE:T): AT&T Invests Nearly $900 Million Within Two Years To Enhance Local Netwo... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - MILWAUKEE, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested nearly $900 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Wisconsin between 2012 and 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an [...]

4/23/15Company Update (NYSE:C): AT&T Access More Card from Citi Featuring a New Exclusive Smartphone Off... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Citi and AT&T* today unveiled a new credit card featuring the opportunity to earn a new smartphone. Read more on this. Citigroup Inc. (C), valued at $161.19B, started the session at $53.01.   During today's session, C traded between $52.82 to $53.22 with a trailing 52-week range [...]

4/22/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – California governor backs AT&T-DirecTV merger to FCC (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - California Governor Jerry Brown told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission he supports the proposed $48 billion merger of wireless carrier AT&T Inc and satellite provider DirecTV, according to a letter ... Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $170.03B, opened at $32.78.   During the trading [...]


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