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Fri, 24 May 2019
00:45:00 +0000
IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Sprint Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 23, 2019 / The Schall Law Firm , a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Sprint Corporation (''Sprint'' ...
Fri, 24 May 2019
00:10:00 +0000
Baking It In: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Thursday 5/23/19)
Until all of the negative trade news is fully baked into the stock market, investors need to remain cautious, Jim Cramer warned his Mad Money viewers Thursday. Other markets, like oil and U.S. Treasuries are already assuming the worst, Cramer said, but so far stocks have not followed suit. Neither side is feeling overly compelled to compromise, Cramer said, and for the first time, our government is willing to take action against bad actors like Huawei.
Thu, 23 May 2019
22:05:00 +0000
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: BA S FLEX: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of Important Class Action Deadlines
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 23, 2019 / The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that class actions have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss you have ...
Thu, 23 May 2019
21:30:56 +0000
Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces That Approximately One Month Remains to Make a Motion for Lead Plaintiff in a Class Against Sprint Corporation
Bernstein Liebhard LLP announced today that approximately one month remains to file a motion for lead plaintiff in a class action pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons or entities (the “Class”) who purchased the common stock of Sprint Corporation (“Sprint” or the “Company”) (NYSE:S) during the period between January 31, 2019 and April 16, 2019 (the “Class Period”).  The complaint alleges that defendants violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff in the Sprint class action, you must move the court no later than June 21, 2019.  A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.
Thu, 23 May 2019
20:52:45 +0000
Pennsylvania utilities commission approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger
Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion purchase of rival Sprint Corp, bringing the megamerger one step closer to completion. The commission voted 3-2 to approve the deal, it said in a statement. The companies are still awaiting approval from the Justice Department's Antitrust Division and two other state commissions, for California and Hawaii.
Thu, 23 May 2019
18:21:55 +0000
Telecom firm no longer opposes Sprint/T-Mobile merger
C Spire dropped out of a coalition of groups and companies opposed to the proposed merger of Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc.
Thu, 23 May 2019
14:04:22 +0000
AT&T Stock Looks Cheap Right Now, but Verizon Clearly Is a Better Buy
My InvestorPlace colleague Luke Lango recently laid out a compelling argument why AT&T (NYSE:T) is too cheap to ignore. Never a fan of AT&T, I've given his case the fair consideration it deserves. Lango's good at what he does and if he thinks AT&T stock is ready to pop, I ought to at least consider his argument.Source: Shutterstock In a nutshell, Lango views the pending green light of the merger between T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE:S) as excellent news for AT&T because it removes a major price cutter from the wireless equation; a headwind that's weighed on T stock for some time. He goes on to say that AT&T's mobility business generates 40% of the company's revenue and 50% of its EBITDA. With one less competitor to deal with, it's likely that its EBITDA margins will move higher in the future due to less discounting in the mobility marketplace.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend Higher margins and revenue combined with dirt cheap financial metrics, and you've got the makings of a good value stock. For example, Lango points out it's got a 6.3% dividend yield, three times the average dividend yield for the market itself. In other words, you're getting paid handsomely to wait for T stock's revival. Also, its forward P/E and P/CF are both well below the market averages and its historical five-year average, making it hard to deny there's unlocked value in AT&T stock. What About Debt?Value isn't just about higher margins, less competitive headwinds, etc. It's also about the strength of the balance sheet. If I'm looking at two companies and one has a forward P/E and P/CF of 20 and 8, respectively, and the other has a forward P/E and P/CF of 15 and 6; based on a value supposition, I'm going to go for the latter stock every day of the week.However, if the latter stock's net debt was $168.9 billion in the most recent quarter or 71% of its market cap, and the former stock's net debt was $111.3 billion or 45% of its market cap, the extra leverage of the latter's stock makes the former a better value on a relative basis due to its superior balance sheet. The latter stock in this example is AT&T and the former is Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ). The forward P/E and P/CF aren't those of the two wireless carriers. They were merely meant to illustrate why valuation metrics based on price don't always tell the entire story.The real metrics, according to Morningstar, are as follows:AT&T Forward P/E = 9.0Verizon Forward P/E = 12.5AT&T P/CF = 5.0Verizon P/CF = 7.1 The question for investors interested in AT&T stock is whether the 28% discount on the forward P/E and 30% discount on P/CF is worth it given AT&T uses significantly more leverage to generate its earnings and cash flow. Furthermore, Verizon currently yields 4.1%, which isn't bad for a company that utilizes far less leverage to pay for these dividends. Getting back to Lango's argument about the merger removing the discounting headwind from AT&T's sails, the same effect would apply to Verizon. AT&T might generate more free cash flow than Verizon, but it does it at the expense of the balance sheet. Furthermore, AT&T's cash flow as a percentage of revenue is virtually the same as Verizon's, which means it's not doing a better job generating cash flow than its biggest competitor. Is AT&T Stock Too Cheap to Ignore?If you're looking for less risk, Verizon is the better stock to buy.Sure, AT&T might have paid down $538 million in net debt (repayment less issuance) in the first quarter, but that's a drop in the bucket for a company with $169 billion in net debt. If you're an AT&T investor, you better hope that interest rates don't move higher, because if they do, it's in a whole heap of trouble. Value sometimes comes at a price. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend * The 7 Best Stocks to Buy From the IPO ETF * 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace Compare Brokers The post AT&T Stock Looks Cheap Right Now, but Verizon Clearly Is a Better Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Thu, 23 May 2019
13:28:01 +0000
Telecom Stock Roundup: Qualcomm's Bypass Plans, T-Mobile's Merger Efforts & More
Qualcomm (QCOM) is expected to remain unaffected by the Huawei ban, while T-Mobile (TMUS) is leaving no stone unturned to win regulatory clearance for its merger with Sprint (S).
Thu, 23 May 2019
12:45:41 +0000
3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Nordstrom, Cadence Design Systems and Under Armour
The bears pushed back, again, lengthening what has become some very indecisive action for stocks. The S&P 500's modest 0.28% slide wasn't terrifying, but it did represent another failed effort to crawl back above its key 50-day moving average line.Source: Allan Ajifo via Wikimedia (Modified)Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) led the way, tumbling almost 11% in response to reports that it has been found in violation of U.S. antitrust laws. Sprint (NYSE:S) wasn't far behind though, with its 7.6% setback after the Department of Justice recommended its impending merger with T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) be blocked.While not nearly as many, there were a handful of winners on Wednesday. Chief among them was Target (NYSE:TGT). Shares of the retailer rallied almost 8% yesterday on the heels of an encouraging Q1 print.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy None of those names are especially compelling trading prospects headed into today's session, however. Rather, it's the stock charts of Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS), Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) and Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) that are worth the closer looks. Under Armour (UAA)Athletic apparel company Under Armour is a well-known brand, but years of expensive decisions caught up with the company in 2016. Nervous investors finally expressed their concern with a steep selloff.Under Armour finally started to work on its issues in 2017, and investors responded accordingly. That is, UAA stock began to rise again. A technical ceiling has taken shape in the meantime though, and while it's a clear problem, it's also a clear potential catalyst if it can be hurdled. And, the stock is catching a pretty healthy tailwind. Click to Enlarge * The technical ceiling in question is around $24.60, near where UAA has topped out several times since the middle of last year. That line is plotted in blue on both stock charts. * Although it hasn't been able to break above $24.60 yet, UAA has left behind a trail of higher lows. The most recent low was made by a push up and off the white 200-day moving average line, highlighted on the daily chart. * The tide is bullish, but there's a gap from last week that needs to be filled, and for Under Armour shares, volatility is the norm. Any breakout may not take shape straightaway. Cadence Design Systems (CDNS)Monday's tumble from Cadence Design Systems shares could have been chalked up as an effort to close the bullish gap left behind in April. Generally speaking, the market doesn't like to leave gaps unfilled. That selloff was a good start to that effort, even if it didn't actually touch that all-important April 22 low of $64.27.The gap still hasn't been filled either, as CDNS bounced a bit on Tuesday, and Wednesday's lull wasn't terribly devastating. The tendency to fill in gaps, however, may have done some other technical damage to Cadence Design Systems that will lead to more downside anyway. * The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy Click to Enlarge * The chief damage done is the move below the 50-day moving average line, plotted in purple on both stock charts. That line appears to be something of a technical ceiling now. * Underscoring the way the tide has turned is the volume surges behind Monday's and Wednesday's selloffs. * Zooming out to the weekly chart it's easy to see just how overbought CDNS was as of last month, and how vulnerable it was and still is to profit-taking. Shares rallied 70% from their December low to their early May high. Nordstrom (JWN)At first glance, Wednesday's big stumble from Nordstrom would be alarming. It has been one of the bigger victims of the so-called retail apocalypse, and shares have been underperforming for years. A disappointing Q1 only underscores that worry.Yet, a closer look at yesterday's 9.2% setback -- and the lead into it -- suggests that sharp loss may actually be something of a capitulation that ultimately turns into a buying opportunity. Click to Enlarge * Wednesday's bar was a doji, where the open and close are in the middle of the bar. This indicates that an equilibrium between the buyers and the sellers was met. The volume spike yesterday is also something often seen at key pivot points. * On the weekly chart, we can see JWN hit a new multi-year low, falling under 2016's low of just under $35. In many cases, traders are waiting to see prior lows met or exceeded before stepping back in. * Also on the weekly chart, it's clear that the RSI line doesn't stay in an oversold state for very long.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend * The 7 Best Stocks to Buy From the IPO ETF * 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Nordstrom, Cadence Design Systems and Under Armour appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Thu, 23 May 2019
11:47:42 +0000
DOJ's Delrahim still open to Sprint-T-Mobile deal: CNBC
The U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, is still open to T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, CNBC reported on Thursday. Reuters reported on ...
Thu, 23 May 2019
06:37:08 +0000
Nikkei drops as U.S.-China trade tensions hit tech shares
Japan's Nikkei dropped on Thursday after renewed U.S.-China trade tensions dragged down technology shares, while index-heavyweight SoftBank Group fell more than 5 percent. TDK Corp dived 6.5%, Advantest Corp declined 2.6%, Tokyo Electron shed 2.5%, and Sony Corp slid 3.7%. "Investors are worried that the U.S. may put restrictions on more companies in the future, not just Huawei and Hikvision," said Takuya Takahashi, a strategist at Daiwa Securities.
Thu, 23 May 2019
02:32:25 +0000
Nikkei drops as U.S.-China trade tensions flare; Sprint sale doubt hits Softbank
Japan's Nikkei dropped on Thursday morning after renewed U.S.-China trade tensions dragged down technology shares, while index-heavyweight SoftBank Group fell more than 5 percent. The Nikkei share average ...
Wed, 22 May 2019
23:02:00 +0000
CLASS ACTION UPDATE for EB, S and NOK: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 22, 2019 / Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Shareholders interested ...
Wed, 22 May 2019
21:03:48 +0000
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Sprint Corporation - S
Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Sprint Corporation (“Sprint” or the “Company”) (NYSE: S).   Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext.
Wed, 22 May 2019
20:50:00 +0000
Zhang Investor Law Reminds Investors of Deadline in Securities Class Action Lawsuit Sprint Corporation - S
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 22, 2019 / Zhang Investor Law announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders who bought shares of Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) from January 31, ...
Wed, 22 May 2019
18:39:17 +0000
U.S. Justice Department staff recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint deal, sources say
The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division staff has recommended the agency block T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Sprint Corp, according to two sources familiar with the matter. While Justice Department staff balked at the merger, the Federal Communications Commission indicated on Monday it had reached an agreement in principle with the companies to allow the deal after the companies agreed to sell Sprint's prepaid brand Boost Mobile. The final decision on whether to allow two of the four nationwide wireless carriers to merge now lies with political appointees at the department, headed by antitrust division chief Makan Delrahim.
Wed, 22 May 2019
18:26:24 +0000
T-Mobile-Sprint deal would boost prices, hurt poorest U.S. consumers, experts say
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Concessions by T-Mobile US Inc to win U.S. government approval to buy Sprint Corp will likely lead to higher prices for the poorest Americans, many of whom use prepaid wireless plans, analysts and activists said. The more expensive prepaid plans, used by people who lack the good credit to qualify for a cheaper postpaid plan means low-income users will have less access to the internet for job hunts and job applications, and for children to do homework, activists say. T-Mobile and Sprint said on Monday they would sell Sprint's Boost Mobile business, which sells prepaid plans, and ensure that the divested company has access to a wireless network for six years.
Wed, 22 May 2019
18:12:17 +0000
Why Sprint Stock Isn’t a Gamble That’s Worth Taking
Sprint (NYSE:S) continues to remain in limbo. Amid a merger in jeopardy and a disappointing earnings report, Sprint stock had fallen even as that of its buyer-in-waiting, T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), steadily rises. Sprint stock spiked higher on Monday as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appeared to green light the merger.Source: Shutterstock However, with the Department of Justice (DOJ) set to block the union, Sprint has again begun to fall. Worse, given the known state of Sprint's 5G network, one has to wonder if it can remain a viable entity without the help of T-Mobile. Given these conditions, Sprint stock offers no viable investment options for shareholders. FCC, DOJ on Opposing SidesSprint stock surged higher by almost 19% in Monday trading as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gave his approval to the merger. Before this announcement, S stock traded more than 20% below the price T-Mobile guaranteed to Sprint shareholders if the deal took place. With FCC approval, much of that gap had closed.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, the stock fell back by more than 3% in Wednesday trading as antitrust staffers at the DOJ recommended blocking the deal. Now, political appointees within the DOJ must decide whether to file a suit to block the agreement. Most expect a final decision within a month. Whatever happens, it brings further uncertainty to a deal seen as both controversial and inevitable. Expect Some Kind of MergerInvestors need to understand that a merger will occur whether or not a merger occurs. The government can allow T-Mobile to buy Sprint's assets. It can also let Sprint decline. If Sprint folds, some or all of the remaining 5G players could buy Sprint's assets in the bankruptcy process. As my colleague Dana Blankenhorn suggests, they could also face better-heeled players such as Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) or Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) buying Sprint's assets. Hence, few in the telco industry will win if the DOJ blocks the deal. * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy Our own James Brumley spells out this case in greater detail. I agree with him that regulators know that the market may end up with only three 5G players regardless of their decision on the merger. Still, predicting if and when a deal occurs remains the challenge. Sprint Stock Is Not an InvestmentAs a result, Sprint stock has ceased to serve as an investment. Both the numbers and management's illustration of the network leave investors with few reasons to choose S stock over AT&T (NYSE:T) or Verizon (NYSE:VZ). CEO Michael Combes even declined to answer a question as to whether the company can offer nationwide coverage if the T-Mobile merger does not occur.By itself, this makes Sprint's 5G less valuable than that of its three direct peers. That bodes poorly for a company with $28.27 billion in book value and $36.28 billion in long-term debt.In fairness, the stocks of AT&T and Verizon also face their challenges. Due to the cost of a 5G buildout and other factors, both companies face heavy debt loads. In AT&T's case, a move into media content has placed further pressure on that equity. As a result, both stocks support low multiples.However, one can still classify those companies as investments. Lower stock prices have given both AT&T and Verizon some of the highest dividend yields in the S&P 500. Sprint cannot afford a payout at all. Moreover, both AT&T and Verizon have increased their payouts every year for decades. 5G will probably finance these dividend increases in the future. Hence, even if these equities remain somewhat depressed, they can still deliver shareholder return. A Deal Is the Only Hope for Sprint StockThe merger has become the only known possibility for Sprint stock to deliver further significant upside. Since holders of S stock will receive 0.10256 shares of T-Mobile stock, this translates into a purchase price of about $7.85 per share as of the time of this writing. With the current Sprint stock price of around $7 per share, that represents a premium of almost 12%. Without the deal, traders will probably watch Sprint become the Sears Holdings (OTCMKTS:SHLDQ) of the wireless industry as it gradually bleeds out. * 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace In the end, we do not know what regulators will do. Hence, I mostly agree with my colleague Vince Martin that Sprint stock has become a gamble. However, I see this as a poor gamble, as we do not know when government regulators will make their final decision. The Bottom Line on Sprint StockSprint stock offers little hope for investor returns outside of the formal approval of the T-Mobile merger. Given its financial condition, Sprint will struggle to build a nationwide 5G network without some help. Hence, a takeover of some kind will likely occur regardless of what regulators may think.This leaves holders of Sprint stock with only gambling instead of investing options. They either bet on government approval, or they witness an almost-certain drop into penny-stock status. With the FCC and DOJ at cross purposes, what will happen is anyone's guess.People who want to gamble might have better luck (and certainly more fun) at a blackjack table. Those who wish to invest will likely see higher returns in the equities of AT&T, Verizon or that of their prospective suitor.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors * 4 Tech Stocks Looking Vulnerable * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Hot IPO Stocks? 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