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July 31, 2014
14:14 EDTVZ, TU.S. judge orders Microsoft to hand over emails from abroad, Reuters says
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14:12 EDTTDirecTV says in process of replying to SEC over comments on S-4 for AT&T deal
10:28 EDTVZVerizon to launch sapphire display phone with Kyocera, SlashGear reports
Verizon (VZ) will launch Kyocera's newly unveiled Brigadier smartphone, which will feature a "near indestructible" Sapphire Shield display, reported SlashGear. Note that Apple's (AAPL) next iPhone 6 has been widely rumored to feature a sapphire display and that GT Advanced (GTAT) and Rubicon (RBCN) are sapphire suppliers. Reference Link
05:50 EDTVZVerizon Digital Media Services and thePlatform form strategic alliance
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July 30, 2014
11:43 EDTDISHDish Network August volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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10:00 EDTVZOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:53 EDTVZVerizon downgraded at Macquarie
As previously reported, Macquarie downgraded Verizon to Neutral from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares citing relative valuation, flattening EPS growth in 2015 and beyond and higher spectrum costs. Price target is $53.
06:30 EDTVZVerizon downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Price target is $53.
06:00 EDTTNetflix will pay AT&T to speed up its video streams, Mashable reports
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July 29, 2014
17:06 EDTT, VZOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:01 EDTVZOptions Update; July 29, 2014
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13:39 EDTT, VZVerizon previously looked at potential REIT, says Raymond James
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12:23 EDTT, VZWindstream REIT spin off plan provides jolt for stock, telecom sector
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11:35 EDTT, VZAT&T and Verizon unlikely to consider a stucture like Windstream, says UBS
UBS said large telcos such as AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) are unlikely to consider a structural separation, such as Winsteam's (WIN). as they would be forced to open up their networks to competitors at regulated rates.
09:52 EDTVZActive equity options trading on open
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09:22 EDTT, VZWindstream worth at least $15/share after spinoff news, says Oppenheimer
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09:17 EDTVZ, TOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:00 EDTVZ, TAT&T, Verizon rally after Windstream announces plans for REIT
Shares of AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) are trading higher in the pre-market following news that Windstream (WIN) plans to spin off its telecom assets into a publicly traded REIT. Windstream provides network communications to businesses nationwide. It said the tax-free spinoff will enable it to realize "significant financial flexibility by lowering debt by approximately $3.2 billion and increasing free cash flow to accelerate broadband investments, transition faster to an IP network and pursue additional growth opportunities to better serve customers." The news is also pushing shares of CenturyLink (CTL) and Frontier Communications (FTR) higher. Windstream is rallying 28% in pre-open trading, while AT&T is up 4% and Verizon is up 3%.
07:28 EDTTDirecTV shares offer attractive opportunity, says Brean Capital
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05:58 EDTVZ, TT-Mobile US CEO announces 10 gigabytes of data for $100 a month
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July 28, 2014
13:11 EDTT, VZT-Mobile new offering substantive, says Wells Fargo
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July 27, 2014
18:57 EDTVZAmazon's cloud computing unit AWS faces more rivals, WSJ says
Amazon.com's (AMZN) cloud computing unit AWS has been competing with Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) but more company's have launched offerings in the space including Verizon (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), International Business Machines (IBM) and VMware (VMW), which may threaten the profitability plans that Amazon has for AWS, says the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
July 25, 2014
16:11 EDTTFCC approves Frontier Communications acquisition of AT&T's Conneticut wire-ops
Frontier Communications (FTR) announced that the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, has approved its proposed acquisition of AT&Tís (T) local wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut. The company is currently also seeking approval from the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, or PURA, and has already received Justice Department approval. Pending PURA approval, the company expects to close the Connecticut acquisition transaction in Q4.
14:36 EDTVZVerizon to slow down data speeds for top 5% of users with unlimited 4G LTE
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July 24, 2014
10:03 EDTVZOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:52 EDTVZVerizon upgraded at FBR Capital
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07:46 EDTVZWells Fargo to hold a symposium
2014 Small Cell Symposium to be held in New York on July 24.
07:15 EDTVZVerizon upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
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July 23, 2014
18:34 EDTTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Fortinet (FTNT), up 7.8%... Hanesbrands (HBI), up 5.4%... 8x8 (EGHT), up 5.1%... Infinera (INFN), up 4.9%... Facebook (FB), reverses and is now trading up 5.1% following second quarter earnings conference call. NOTABLE: Twitter (TWTR), up 1.7%, LinkedIn (LNKD), up marginally, and Yelp (YELP), up 1.6% after Facebook reports second quarter results. ALSO HIGHER: Spectranetics (SPNC), up 7.1% after receiving FDA clearance for atherectomy products, Turbo-Tandem and Turbo Elite... Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA), up 7.1%... Jamba (JMBA), up 3.8% after Engaged Capital reports stake in the company and announced that they had discussions with management. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AT&T (T), down 1.2%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 16.4%... Tripadvisor (TRIP), down 11.5%... Orchids Paper (TIS), down 7.4%... Cirrus Logic (CRUS), down 6.6%... Cliffs Natural (CLF), down 1.2%... Teradyne (TER), down 4%. ALSO LOWER: Kandi Technologies (KNDI), down 3.8% after being mentioned negatively in a Seeking Alpha blog post.
16:08 EDTTAT&T reports Q2 wireless revenue up 3.7% versus the year-ago quarter
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16:04 EDTTAT&T sees FY14 EPS growth at low end of mid-single digit range, consensus $2.62
Sees FY14 consolidated revenue growth in the 5% range, consensus $133.93B. Sees FY14 free cash flow in the $11B range. Sees FY14 capital expenditures remaining in the $21B range.
16:02 EDTTAT&T reports Q2 EPS 62c, consensus 63c
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15:30 EDTTNotable companies reporting after market close
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15:10 EDTTAT&T jv near purchase of majority stake in Fullscreen, Re/code reports
Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group, is near a deal to buy a majority stake in YouTube network Fullscreen that will value the company at between $200M-$300M, according to Re/code, citing sources. Reference Link
13:48 EDTTEarnings Preview: AT&T sentiment mixed ahead of Q2 report
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08:41 EDTVZNQ Mobile and A Wireless partner for device security solution
NQ Mobile (NQ) and A Wireless, one of the largest Verizon (VZ) Wireless Premium Retailers, announced the availability of a comprehensive, bundled security solution that ensures the safety of subscribers' devices and the valuable data they hold. The solution is available at over 200 A Wireless stores across the US. The new package combines physical device insurance with NQ Mobile's security protection for both iOS and Android.
08:40 EDTVZVerizon reported good results, says BMO Capital
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July 22, 2014
16:36 EDTVZOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:29 EDTVZOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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07:28 EDTTAT&T volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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07:25 EDTVZVerizon down 1.4% after reporting Q2 results
06:37 EDTVZVerizon backs FY14 investments of $16.5B-$17B
Verizon continues to target consolidated top-line growth of 4% and adjusted consolidated EBITDA margin expansion in 2014, with positive contributions to profitable growth from both wireless and wireline.
06:35 EDTVZVerizon reports Q2 adjusted EPS 91c, consensus 90c
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July 21, 2014
15:30 EDTVZNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Verizon (VZ), consensus 90c; Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 63c; Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 72c; United Technologies (UTX), consensus $1.70; McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.44; Altria Group (MO), consensus 66c; du Pont (DD), consensus $1.17; Lockheed Martin (LMT), consensus $2.66; Kimberly-Clark (KMB), consensus $1.50; Travelers (TRV), consensus $2.07; Ingersoll-Rand (IR), consensus $1.11; State Street (STT), consensus $1.26; TD Ameritrade (AMTD), consensus 34c; Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus $1.46; Polaris Industries (PII), consensus $1.39; Crocs (CROX), consensus 31c.
14:30 EDTVZEarnings Preview: Verizon CEO says 1.4M postpaid subscribers added in Q2
Verizon Communications (VZ) is expected to report second quarter earnings before the market open on Tuesday, July 22, with a conference call scheduled for 7:30 am ET. Verizon is a holding company providing communications, information and entertainment. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 90c on revenue of $31.12B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 86c-93c on revenue of $30.84B-$31.35B. LAST QUARTER: Verizon reported first quarter adjusted EPS of 84c against estimates for 87c on revenue of $30.8B against estimates for $30.7B. For Q1, the company reported adding 549,000 net retail connections, including 539,000 net retail postpaid connections. It reported retail postpaid churn of 1.07%, 103.3M total retail connections, and 97.3M total retail postpaid connections. Consumer ARPU was up 11.3% year over year. It reported 98,000 FiOS Internet and 57,000 FiOS Video net additions in the quarter. Verizon said it continued to target consolidated top-line growth of 4% and adjusted consolidated EBITDA margin expansion in 2014, with positive contributions to profitable growth from both wireless and wireline. On July 10, during an interview on CNBC, CEO Lowell McAdam said the company added over 1.4M postpaid subscribers in Q2, with "record" tablet growth and "very strong" smartphone growth. McAdam added that Q2 churn was "very good" with margins consistent with the past several quarters. STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been mostly positive in the weeks leading up to Verizon's Q2 earnings report. On May 22, Verizon was initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein with a price target of $57. On July 1, Verizon was initiated with a Buy at BTIG and a price target of $60. On July 18, Oppenheimer added Verizon to its Triple Play list. The firm said its Triple Play stocks are rated Outperform, screen positively based on trends in earnings revisions, and have an attractive technical profile. PRICE ACTION: Verizon shares have gained approximately 10% following the company's Q1 report. However, over the past twelve months, they are up only about 1%. In afternoon trading ahead of Tuesday's Q2 report, Verizonís shares are flat.
12:56 EDTVZVerizon launches rewards program for wireless customers
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09:38 EDTVZActive equity options trading on open
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08:08 EDTTAT&T awarded $275M contract U.S. Department of State
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July 18, 2014
15:42 EDTVZVerizon July weekly volatility elevated into Q2
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08:38 EDTVZVerizon added to Triple Play list at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer added Verizon (VZ) to its Triple Play list. The firm says its triple play stocks are rated Outperform, screen positively based on trends in earnings revisions and have an attractive technical profile. The firm removed Riverbed (RVBD) from the list after it downgraded that stock.
05:57 EDTVZLevel 3 says Verizon 'deliberately' causing Netflix congestion
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