|Bid||5.86 x 40000|
|Ask||6.15 x 40700|
|Day's range||5.99 - 6.12|
|52-week range||4.81 - 6.62|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.02|
|PE ratio (TTM)||3.27|
|Earnings date||31 Jan 2019 - 4 Feb 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||5.72|
Accenture’s (ACN) Interactive segment provides marketing-related services to its clients. It entered into the practice of digital ad-buying last year and became a potential threat to ad agencies such as Omnicom (OMC) and WPP (WPP). In the short time since then, Accenture has managed to win clients such as HP (HPQ) and Radisson Hotel Group to manage their digital media operations.
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Verizon (VZ) stock has seen a decent run-up in 2018—the stock has increased 8%. Although 8% looks like a small number, it’s a decent number in a matured sector like the US Telecom industry. In comparison, AT&T (T) stock has declined 20%. AT&T has been struggling in the past few years. AT&T has been making efforts to absorb two major acquisitions—DirecTV and Time Warner. AT&T spent $67 billion to acquire DirecTV and $85 billion to acquire Time Warner.
Nokia (NOK) recently announced a corporate structure reorganization that saw it create a new division to house its mobile and fixed networks businesses. While Nokia immediately named company veteran Tommi Uitto to oversee the mobile networks business, it said its head of the fixed networks business would be named in due course. Leaving this post unfilled for now could show Nokia is taking its time to appoint the best leader for the business, and it could also suggest that the company is placing a lot of importance on the fixed networks business.
Nokia (NOK) has been expanding and enhancing its product portfolio to get ready for the 5G era, which in part explains why the company has been investing a big chunk of its revenue on research and development (or R&D) initiatives. It spent 20% of its revenue on R&D projects in the third quarter, more than Ericsson’s (ERIC) allocation of 17% of revenue to R&D in the same period.
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About three years ago, Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google subsidiary launched a mobile service business under the Project Fi brand. The business has been one of Google’s quietest—it has not been mentioned at Alphabet’s earnings conferences in the last year. It recently took on a new name, Google Fi, dropping “Project.” The business has also expanded to support more devices.
Nokia’s (NOK) sales have mostly been on a decline in recent years, and the company is banking on the adoption of 5G connectivity to help it return to growth. To ensure that it can maximize its commercial opportunities in the 5G era, Nokia has been working on addressing its funding needs.
With the U.S. wireless telecom industry continuously evolving, the companies in the league are fighting it out to stay abreast of competition.
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Apple (AAPL) is not expected to release a 5G-enabled iPhone until at least 2020, but Samsung (SSNLF) and Huawei, Apple’s main competitors in the smartphone market, plan to have 5G phones on the market in 2019. Apple has traditionally not been a first mover on new mobile technologies, which could be why the company isn’t on the 5G train for 2019. Supply chain issues could also be a reason Apple might not bring a 5G iPhone to market before 2020.
Following a string of acquisitions, including the $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner, AT&T’s (T) total debt has risen, standing at $183.4 billion as of the end of the third quarter. AT&T is focused on reducing this heavy debt load. AT&T is expecting to generate $26 billion in free cash flow in 2019, an amount it will use to meet its day-to-day expenses, pay dividends as usual, and pay down debt worth as much as $12 billion.
AT&T (T) is on track to launch a new video streaming service in about a year. The service will be based mostly on the WarnerMedia assets AT&T purchased for $85.4 billion in a transaction that closed in June. At a recent analyst briefing, AT&T provided more details about its upcoming streaming service.
Verizon (VZ) expects its 5G Home service to start making a mark on its revenue metric in 2019, the company’s CFO, Matthew Ellis, said recently at an investor event hosted by Morgan Stanley in Barcelona, Spain. According to Verizon’s finance chief, 5G is going to increase the company’s major revenue streams from the current one to three: consumer mobility, residential broadband, and business services. Verizon is particularly excited about 5G enlarging its commercial opportunity in the business services segment.
Verizon launched its first commercial 5G service in four cities in October. The company has promised typical 5G download speeds of 300 Mbps and peak speeds of 1 Gbps. Similarly, AT&T announced in October that it’s set to launch its 5G service this year across at least 12 cities.
Verizon (VZ) launched its residential 5G service, known as Verizon 5G Home, in four cities in the United States on October 1. The Verizon 5G Home service has entered its third month in December. Verizon still isn’t disclosing its 5G Home subscription metrics, but the company recently shared details suggesting that the service is off to a great start.
Partnerize, the leading provider of partner marketing software for global brands, today announced that its engagement with Sprint has expanded beyond its initial Boost Mobile assignment to encompass all of the mobile carrier’s affiliate business. Partnerize was selected as the exclusive partner and affiliate program management solution for Sprint’s prepaid brand, Boost Mobile, in March.
Sprint (S) has partnered with electronics manufacturer HTC to make a 5G mobile hotspot. The device is scheduled to arrive in the first half of 2019, when Sprint expects to have launched its mobile 5G network in nine cities in the United States. Verizon (VZ) activated its fixed 5G network in four cities in October, while AT&T (T) is aiming to roll out mobile 5G services in up to a dozen cities by the year’s end.
Now let’s take a look at Charter Communications’ (CHTR) technical aspects and compare them to its peers in the telecom space. Recently, Charter rose above its 20-day and 100-day moving averages, which indicates a bullish sentiment for its stock. On November 28, Charter stock closed the trading day at $328.68. Based on this figure, the stock was trading 2.7% above its 20-day moving average of $319.99, 3% above its 50-day moving average of $319.16, and 5.8% above its 100-day moving average of $310.70.
According to the data compiled by Reuters as of November 28, 75% of the 28 analysts covering Charter Communications (CHTR) stock gave it a “buy” rating. About 21% have given it a “hold” rating, while the remaining 4% expect Charter stock to fall and have given it a “sell” rating.
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Charter Communications’ (CHTR) closing price on November 28 was $328.68 per share. Based on that price, Charter has a market capitalization of $75.2 billion. The stock is trading 31.4% above its 52-week low of $250.10 per share and 17.1% below its 52-week high of $396.64 per share.
As of November 28, Verizon (VZ) was the largest US telecom company by market capitalization at $248.2 billion, followed by AT&T (T) at $223.7 billion. Meanwhile, Charter Communications (CHTR) had a market capitalization of $75.2 billion, as showcased in the chart below.