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Wall Street expects a year-over-year decline in earnings on higher revenues when Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL - Free Report) reports results for the quarter ended July 2018. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company's earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates.
Have you been searching for a stock that might be well-positioned to maintain its earnings-beat streak in its upcoming report? It is worth considering Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL - Free Report) , which belongs to the Zacks Wireless Equipment industry.
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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a delivery order in support of the recently awarded contract from the U.S. Naval Warfare Systems Command. This latest delivery order, against the $59.0 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, is for $3.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a delivery order in support of a recently awarded contract to provide long-term support for the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP) production terminals in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL - Free Report) recently announced that Command & Control Technologies group, part of its Government Solutions segment, procured orders totaling $32.5 million from the U.S. Army. Per the deal, received during fourth-quarter fiscal 2018, the company will provide satellite terminals and networking equipment. The Command & Control Technologies group provides mission-critical, highly-mobile C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) solutions.
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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, its Command & Control Technologies group, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, received new orders totaling $32.5 million from the U.S. Army PM Tactical Network to provide Manpack Satellite Terminals and networking equipment.
AT&T Inc. (T - Free Report) recently announced that it has acquired The Chernin Group’s stake in Otter Media, taking full ownership and ending their four-year-old joint venture, for an undisclosed amount. As a result, Otter Media will be part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit, which was formed after the telecom giant closed the buyout of Time Warner in June 2018. AT&T and The Chernin Group established Otter Media in 2014 in order to capitalize on growth of direct-to-consumer subscription.
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Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR - Free Report) recently introduced a 5G-ready firewall processing card to meet high security requirements. The company’s latest SPC3 Advanced Security Acceleration card will offer an 11x performance boost to its line of SRX5000 Services Gateways.
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Harris Corporation (HRS - Free Report) recently announced that it has secured a $400 million increase in the ceiling value of a single-award IDIQ (Indefinite Deliverable Indefinite Quantity) contract during fourth-quarter fiscal 2018, taking the tally to $491 million. The deal entails supply of electronic warfare (EW) systems for international F-16 fighters to help protect the aircraft fleet against current and evolving electronic threats.
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United States Cellular Corporation (USM - Free Report) reported impressive second-quarter 2018 results wherein both the top and the bottom line surpassed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. Revenues Quarterly total operating revenues increased 1% year over year to $974 million driven by growth in both its operating segments. The figure surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $961 million. While Service revenues of $741 million remained almost flat year over year, revenues from Equipment sales were up 5% to $233 million driven by more sales of higher-priced devices and accessories.
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InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC - Free Report) kept its earnings steak alive in the second quarter of 2018, reporting better-than-expected results. Strength in licensing activities and continued operating expense discipline led to the strong performance.
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Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI - Free Report) reported strong second-quarter 2018 results on the back of healthy growth across all geographic regions. GAAP earnings for the reported quarter were $180 million or $1.05 per share compared with $131 million or 78 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter. The year-over-year improvement was primarily attributable to top-line growth. Excluding non-recurring items, non-GAAP earnings for the reported quarter were $1.
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Arista Networks Inc. (ANET - Free Report) reported strong second-quarter 2018 results with healthy year-over-year increase in earnings and revenues on the back of solid order trends and favorable growth dynamics. Quarter Details GAAP earnings improved to $150.7 million or $1.86 per share from $102.7 million or $1.30 per share in the year-earlier quarter, largely due to top-line growth and record profitability.
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Sprint Corporation (S - Free Report) reported healthy first-quarter fiscal 2018 results, wherein both the top line and the bottom line surpassed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. Net Income Quarterly net income fell to $176 million or 4 cents per share from $206 million or 5 cents per share in the year-ago quarter, primarily due to higher operating expenses. However, reported earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5 cents.
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2018-09-18 - Asif
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2018-09-18 - Asif
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2018-09-18 - Asif
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