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News For AMT;CCI;SBAC;VZ;T;S;CLWR;TDS From The Last 14 Days
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May 27, 2015
16:03 EDTSOptions Update; May 27, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 82c to 18.56 Option volume leaders: AAPL KORS BRCM MCD FB MNKD AAL YHOO BAC MU ANF S EOX
13:14 EDTVZCBS CEO says 'not objecting' to Verizon 'skinny bundle' plans
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12:38 EDTSOptions with increasing volume
Options with increasing volume: PG CONN NQ S JNPR MNST ANF
May 26, 2015
14:01 EDTVZAOL approached by three bidders after Verizon's initial overture, Re/code says
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May 21, 2015
14:44 EDTTAT&T plans 'substantial' Mexico investments, WSJ says
In a report published yesterday, the Wall Street Journal said that according to AT&T Mexico's CEO the telecommunications giant plans "substantial" investments in Mexico to broaden and enhance its mobile network as it seeks to increase market share. Reference Link
14:37 EDTTFCC likely to approve AT&T-DirecTV deal with conditions, CTFinancialNews says
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09:30 EDTVZIGEN Networks subsidiary signs account agreement with Verizon Wireless
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May 20, 2015
18:51 EDTSSprint names Kevin Crull as Chief Marketing Officer
Kevin Crull will join Sprint as chief marketing officer effective May 31. Crull will report to President and CEO Marcelo Claure. Crull brings to Sprint 30 years of experience leading sales, marketing and operations teams. Most recently, Crull served nearly five years as COO and then president of Bell Media, Canada’s largest media and broadcasting company.
17:46 EDTSStandard General wins RadioShack brand, forced to destroy some customer data
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May 19, 2015
16:01 EDTTOptions Update; May 19, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 27c to 19.17. Option volume leaders: AAPL BAC WMT MSFT FB TWTR MNKD NFLX T PBR
14:54 EDTVZRubicon Project an attractive target after AOL deal, The Deal says
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09:53 EDTSSprint expects Voice to be 'still important' as Data demands continues to grow
Expects that half of its plans will be financed while a third plus will be through leasing. The company says it has its eye on how those numbers change going forward. Cites successful financing through securitization and vendor financing. The company says it "feels good" about taking expenses and reinvesting on a smaller base for overall operation. Says the company is still working on getting its churn down. Comments made by CFO Joe Euteneuer at the JPMorgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.
08:20 EDTVZVerizon CFO sees net phone additions in Q2
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08:11 EDTVZVerizon CFO says customers 'tired of paying for 300 channels'
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08:02 EDTVZVerizon CFO says spectrum position 'extremely strong'
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07:59 EDTVZVerizon CFO says wireless capital spending won't come down any time soon
Verizon CFO reiterates that Verizon's capital plan "will not decrease any time soon," citing the need to add capex to invest in video and wireless. Shammo sees 'multicasting' becoming more prevalent over time. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is speaking at the JPMorgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.
07:54 EDTVZVerizon CFO says future of wireless around video, Internet of Things
Shammo says Verizon (VZ) mobile video "multicast" will be pay-per-view and mobile video service will be starting this summer. Shammo said buying AOL (AOL) gives the company the ad technology to make its mobile model work. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is speaking at the JPMorgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.
07:43 EDTSBAC, VZJPMorgan to hold a conference
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07:36 EDTVZ, S, TAutomakers to start V2V car rollouts with spectrum at a premium, WSJ says
General Motors' (GM) upcoming Cadillac CTS is the only car firmly scheduled to launch in the U.S. with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or V2V, but the industry has promised that V2V will revolutionize safety and Cisco (CSCO) joined automakers earlier this month to brief the FCC on plans to test airwave sharing soon, said The Wall Street Journal. However, cable and telecom companies are pressuring carmakers to give up a part of the airwaves marked for V2V to be available for broader use, the report added. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY), while cable and telecom companies include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Charter (CHTR). Reference Link
06:18 EDTVZ, TDish says followed all rules in bidding strategy for spectrum auction, WSJ says
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May 18, 2015
16:00 EDTTOptions Update; May 18, 2015
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15:54 EDTTAT&T CEO sees net neutrality changing within 5-10 years, Wireless Week says
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson believes the FCC's net neutrality ruling will change within the next five to 10 years, reports Wireless Week, citing statements given Monday at a J.P. Morgan investor conference. "If I believed the rules that were passed by the FCC on Title II were going to be the rules of the land for the next five to 10 years, it would have a dramatic effect on how we thought about investment," said Stephenson, adding that his company's court case against the neutrality rules is "pretty strong." Reference Link
09:07 EDTSSprint extends availability of Direct 2 You service to Kansas City, Miami
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08:59 EDTTAT&T CEO says gets profitable TV product from 'day one' by buying DirecTV
AT&T (T) CEO Randall Stephenson said AT&T's existing U-verse product is "nice" but unprofitable and that the company will get a profitable TV product from "day one" by buying DireTV (DTV). Stephenson said he expects to take share from cable operators and other TV offerings with its combined offering after the DirecTV deal closes. Stephenson said the company is on target to get the DirecTV deal closed in Q2. Stephenson spoke on CNBC.
08:45 EDTTCogent CEO says considering lawsuit against AT&T, CTFinancialNews reports
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08:22 EDTVZVerizon deal has multiple positive catalysts, says Wells Fargo
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07:27 EDTTJPMorgan to hold a conference
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May 15, 2015
17:15 EDTVZ, SPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:21 EDTVZStocks end week little changed as data, deals offset bond yield jumps
Stocks ended the week little changed as a number of M&A deals and a few relatively strong economic data points offset worries about rising bond yields. MACRO NEWS: U.S. weekly jobless claims came in better than expected and reached the lowest four-week average level in 15 years... In Europe, the combined GDP of the 19 eurozone countries grew 0.4% in the first quarter, which was a bit weaker than the 0.5% consensus growth forecast but a pickup from the 0.3% growth pace of the final quarter of last year. Of note, all four of the euro zone's largest economies recorded growth in the same quarter for the first time since the first half of 2010... The People's Bank of China reduced its one year interest rate by 0.25%, marking the third time in the last six months that the central bank has cut benchmark rates... Bond yields surged in many of the world's largest economies, raising worries about inflation and putting pressure on stocks in the beginning of the week. COMPANY NEWS: There was a significant amount of M&A activity again this week, with the headliner being Verizon's (VZ) deal to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share in a transaction valued at $4.4B. Danaher (DHR) agreed to buy purification technologies supplier Pall Corporation (PLL) for $127.20 per share in cash. Danaher also announced that it plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies. Energy infrastructure company Williams (WMB) announced a simplification deal to buy its affiliate Williams Partners (WPZ) for $13.9B in an all-stock transaction. Energy exploration company Noble Energy (NBL) agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (ROSE) in an all-stock deal. Noble is buying Rosetta for $2.1B in stock plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8B... Alibaba (BABA) acquired a 9.3% stake in Zulily (ZU), an e-commerce retailer geared toward women. A person familiar with the matter reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese e-commerce giant is not pursuing an outright acquisition of the U.S. company, however... Shares of Netflix (NFLX) jumped Friday and hit a new all-time high after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks with Wasu Media, a Chinese media company backed by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, about forming a partnership to bring its content to China... Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost its proxy fight with DuPont (DD) as Trian did not succeed in getting its nominees elected to the DuPont board. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.45% to 18,272.56, the Nasdaq gained 0.89% to 5,048.29, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.31% to 2,122.73.
16:01 EDTTOptions Update; May 15, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 20c to 20.06 Option volume leaders: AAPL BAC FB NFLX TWTR BABA CSCO TSLA MU GILD T MSFT AMZN MCD
08:46 EDTVZMobile operators ad blocking plan sets up fight with Google, FT reports
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May 14, 2015
18:39 EDTTApple, others raise objections to sale of RadioShack customer data, Law360 says
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10:37 EDTTDISH CEO says AT&T, DirecTV merger will bring tougher competitor
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10:31 EDTST-Mobile says porting ratio vs. Sprint is approaching 3.0
In regards to LTE competition and sustainability, T-Mobile said it is in a leadership position where it really matters. Backs operating free cash flow and EBITDA guidance. Reports 11M MetroPCS subscribers. Comments taken from MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.
09:53 EDTTDSTelephone and Data says ISS, Glass Lewis recommend vote for TDS nominees
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08:34 EDTCCICrown Castle to sell Australian subsidiary for about $1.6B in cash
Crown Castle International announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Australian subsidiary, CCAL, to a consortium of investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2.B in cash, or approximately $1.6B assuming an exchange rate of 0.80 U.S. dollars to 1.0 Australian dollar. CCAL is 77.6% owned by Crown Castle. Upon consummation of the Transaction, Crown Castle expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $1.3B after accounting for its ownership interest, repayment of intercompany debt owed to it by CCAL and estimated transaction fees and expenses. The Transaction is expected to close during Q2. Crown Castle expects to use the net proceeds from the Transaction to finance its previously announced acquisition of Sunesys and for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of certain of its indebtedness. CCAL was expected to contribute approximately $97M-$102M to Crown Castle's previously provided full year 2015 Outlook for Adjusted EBITDA of $2.15B-$2.16B. Further, CCAL was expected to contribute approximately $58M-$63M to Crown Castle’s previously provided FY15 Outlook for Adjusted Funds from Operations of $1.45B-$1.47B, respectively.
06:37 EDTTDISH, Cogent ask FCC to set conditions for AT&T acquisition, Reuters says
DISH (DISH) and Cogent Communications (CCOI) asked the FCC to force AT&T (T) to sell Internet service as a standalone service, as a condition of the telecom giant's proposed acquisition of DirecTV (DTV), according to Reuters. DISH and Cogent also asked the agency to make AT&T sell standalone Internet service at a reasonable price and at the same speeds it provides in package deals, the news service stated. Reference Link
06:07 EDTVZAOL CEO could net almost $180M in company sale to Verizon, WSJ reports
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06:06 EDTT, S, VZDISH plans to enter wireless business, Yahoo reports
DISH (DISH) plans to enter the wireless business in an attempt to become the only provider to offer wireless voice, video and data services, Adam Samson of Yahoo Finance reports, citing an internal document. The document, marked confidential, obtained by Yahoo indicates Dish is looking to hire a chief marketing officer to help guide its move into the wireless space, Samson adds. The move comes after DISH acquired nearly half of the spectrum licenses offered in a U.S. government auction. The top U.S. wireless providers are Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S). Reference Link
05:34 EDTVZAOL downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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