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Pointer Telocation: A Cheap Way To Play The Internet Of Mobile Theme

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Pointer represents a relatively unknown, cheap, low-risk and growing business with built-in operating leverage as the base and with very solid potential upside.

Analysts parse AT&T filing: Subscriber count, first view into streaming

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AT&T (NYSE:T) climbed 1.1% today after its premarket filing where it said it would take a $1B charge tied to pension obligations, and that it expected to report 900,000 branded net wireless subscriber additions.

Zayo to work wireless upgrade in Colorado

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A wireless carrier has chosen Zayo Group (NYSE:ZAYO) for a dark fiber solution to expand in Colorado's Front Range, the communications provider said.

Bloomberg: Trump picking Pai to lead FCC

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
Newly inaugurated President Trump will choose Ajit Pai to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Bloomberg reports.

FCC to Close Incentive Auction, Benchmark Meets at Stage 4

2017-01-20 zacks
The U.S. telecom regulator, Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ongoing 600 MHz low-band wireless spectrum auction, popularly known as Incentive Auction, finally cleared all criteria at the Stage 4 of the forward bidding process.

Why Boring AT&T Inc. (T) Stock Can Work For (Or Against) You

2017-01-20 investorplace
“Boring is good” for AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), according to InvestorPlace writer and IPO Playbook Editor Tom Taulli, and for whatever it’s worth, I mostly agree. But really, what choice do I have? AT&T as a corporate entity has existed for over 50 years above the average American lifespan. This isn’t Elon Musk and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). And I highly doubt that there are T stock fan boys trolling the internet to defend the honor of AT&T.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Stock Is the Right Place for Your Money

2017-01-20 investorplace
Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) made headlines this week with an announcement at Oracle CloudWorld, although it received mixed reactions. At first glance, the news was significant. Oracle is making a serious run on cloud computing with expected data center expansions.

Weighing Verizon's Options For A Media Acquisition

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
There are rumors abound that Verizon (NYSE:VZ) is looking to make an acquisition which can make it match AT&T (NYSE:T) after the latter decided to buy Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). The top management has been playing with the idea and subtle hints have been given in the past. It will make sense for the company to go along this route as the communications and entertainment industry reshapes. Both these industries are looking increasingly coming together in the next few years.

AT&T’s Online-TV Service Ends Streak of Subscriber Losses - Bloomberg

2017-01-20 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Trump Taps Net-Neutrality Foe Ajit Pai to Lead FCC, Source Says - Bloomberg

2017-01-20 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

8 Dividend Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands

2017-01-20 fool
Dividend stocks aren't as exciting as high-growth stocks, but buying and holding them can generate big returns for patient investors. But with the market hovering near historic highs and interest rates set to rise, investors should be very picky about dividend stocks. Here are eight simple tips that can help you zero in on the ideal income plays for your portfolio.

Qualcomm Faces a Nasty New Lawsuit Regarding Apple

2017-01-20 fool
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), claiming that the mobile chipmaker leveraged its portfolio of crucial wireless patents to force competitors out of the market. The Commission claims that Qualcomm charged its baseband modem competitors higher license fees for its wireless patents, making it more expensive for smartphone makers to use rival modems.

Annual Financial Report

2017-01-20 londonstockexchange
Potential investors are "qualified eligible persons" and "Non-United States Persons" within the meaning of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Regulation 4.7.

AT&T to book $1B charge on pensions

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
The company at year-end trimmed its assumed discount rate used to measure pension obligation by 20 basis points. This generated a loss of about $3B which was offset by gains related to better than assumed claims experience, slightly better investment performance, demographic changes, and mortality and other assumption changes.

Why AT&T's Streaming Troubles May Just Be Beginning

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
AT&T’s DirecTV Now service got off to a rocky start with its temporary pricing and glitchy service.

Trump Era M&A Boom?

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
President Trump has been eager to weigh in on specific mergers and acquisitions, most notably in opposing the AT&T (NYSE:T) acquisition of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). Today, that deal has an $11.53 arb spread offering a 12% IRR if it closes by year-end. Paradoxically, while the President has spoken out against the deal, he has also put forward potential regulators who would be likely to approve it.

The Most Important Keys To Celgene's Pipeline

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
In addition to having strong sales and earnings growth, CELG has been adding to its pipeline.

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Trump Inauguration: Outgoing FCC Chair Tom Wheeler on Net Neutrality | Fortune.com

2017-01-20 fortune
Outgoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler warned Republicans against dismantling the Obama administration's landmark "net neutrality" protections that bar internet service providers from slowing consumer access to web content.

Reynolds American Says 'I Do' To British American: Should You Stay Married To Your Stock?

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
British American Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI) said on Tuesday that its sweetened offer to buy the stake in Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) that it did not already own had been accepted by Reynolds' board, a $49 billion deal that would create a tobacco giant with a significant presence around the world.

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Outgoing FCC chair warns against overturning net neutrality

2017-01-20 reuters
WASHINGTON Outgoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler warned Republicans against dismantling the Obama administration's landmark "net neutrality" protections that bar internet service providers from slowing consumer access to web content.

Outgoing FCC chair warns against overturning net neutrality

2017-01-20 channelnewsasia
WASHINGTON: Outgoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler warned Republicans against dismantling the Obama administration's landmark "net neutrality" protections that bar internet service providers from slowing consumer access to web content.

AT&T: Wow That Was Timely

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
I told you that a big day was coming for AT&T elaborating on just what I was looking for.

Reynolds American Says "I Do" To British American: Should You Stay Married To Your Stock?

2017-01-20 seekingalpha
British American Tobacco (NYSEMKT:BTI) said on Tuesday that its sweetened offer to buy the stake in Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) that it did not already own had been accepted by Reynolds' board, a $49 billion deal that would create a tobacco giant with a significant presence around the world.

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2 Short Seller Favorites Hit New Highs Ahead of US Inauguration

2017-01-20 247wallst
While the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president will take up much of the attention today, short sellers also may be keeping an eye on two of their favorite stocks in the days ahead. That’s because Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE), both among the five most shorted stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange, have hit new 52-week highs in the lead up to the big event in Washington.

What Awaits Rogers Communications (RCI) in Q4 Earnings?

2017-01-20 zacks
Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI), the largest integrated telecom operator in Canada, is slated to report fourth-quarter 2016 results, before the opening bell on Jan 26.