For dividend investors, the move means years of stable dividend growth. But the US telco will also have far less financial flexibility to make quick moves in the fast-changing industry.
Rising interest rates appear to be driving Verizon to complete a long-considered buyout of its partner in Verizon Wireless. A deal would carry benefits and risks to both parties.
A review of Leon Cooperman's 13-F filing shows that no investor has a perfect track record.
The billionaire hedge fund manger is adding to his merger arbitrage repertoire with a $40 a share offer for the piano maker.
Lululemon is initiated with a 'buy,' and AMD is downgraded to 'underweight.'
AT&T is buying smaller rivals and rolling out faster services -- whether it can afford to or not -- as it nervously contemplates the emergence of a more potent competitor.
Sprint is reinstated with an 'underperform,' Michael Kors is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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