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Perrigo surges as Starboard Value's Jeff Smith talks up the stock
Shares of Perrigo Co. surged Tuesday after Jeff Smith, chief executive officer of Starboard Value, singled out the pharmaceutical company as a good investment. Perrigo has more potential to boost sales through online vendors such as Amazon.com Inc. and the stock is undervalued due to the pricing pressure in its generics business, he said. Perrigo shares jumped 5.1% to $89.37. Altaba Inc. , another of Smith's best ideas presented at the Delivering Alpha conference, also rose 0.5%. Altaba was formed after Verizon Communications Inc. bought Yahoo's internet business.
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Verizon's stock set to suffer longest losing streak in 12 years, but BTIG says it looks 'attractive'
Shares of telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. slumped 0.5% in afternoon trade, putting them on track to suffer a ninth-straight loss. That would be the longest losing streak since the nine-session stretch ending Oct. 13, 2005. There have been four eight-session losing streaks since then, in May 2017, October 2012, January 2012 and February 2009. Analyst Walter Piecyk at BTIG warned investors against selling into the weakness, saying the stock's relatively high dividend yield, the fact that the stock is trading at the deepest discount to the broader market in years and the belief that concerns over competition ahead of the release of Apple Inc. much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone are overblown suggests "Verizon's stock is once again attractive" as third-quarter reporting seasons approaches. Verizon's current dividend yield of 5.1% is the highest among Dow Jones Industrial Average components, while the price-to-earnings ratio of 11.78, according to FactSet, is well below the S&P 500's 21.50. Verizon's stock has shed 14% over the past three months while the Dow has gained 3%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Intel to update 5G testing device to meet standards
NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel Corp
said on Thursday that it was updating 5G equipment that will
allow telecom companies like AT&T Inc and Verizon
Communications Inc to run trials based on standards to be
released later this year.
U.S. stocks end higher; Nasdaq boosted by biotech gain
U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday, with the Nasdaq seeing a particular gain on the strength of biotechnology companies, while the S&P 500 closed higher for a fourth straight session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25 points, or 0.1%, to 21,890. The S&P 500 added 11 points to 2,457, a gain of 0.5%. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 66 points to 6,368, a rise of 1.1%. The biotechnology sector was one of the strongest of the day, with the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF up 1.9%, boosted by Gilead Sciences , which surged 7.3%, and Incyte Corp. , up 10.6%. Markets were also supported by strong economic data, including better-than-expected reads on economic growth and private-sector employment. The Dow was pressured by Travelers Companies Inc. , which fell 1%, and by Verizon Communications , which was off 0.8%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital bulks up tech holdings
David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital bulked up its stakes in technology companies in the second quarter, boosting its holding in Micron Technology Inc. and adding Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. to its portfolio, according to a 13F regulatory filing submitted Monday. The hedge fund raised its stake in Micron to 2.6 million shares at the end of June from 1.6 million shares in March and bought 4.5 million shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. It also purchased 4.3 million shares in Altaba Inc. , a company that was formed after Yahoo's internet business was bought by Verizon Communications Inc. , but trimmed its stake in Apple Inc. to 3.93 million shares in the second quarter from 3.98 million shares in the first quarter. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Comcast, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Charter Communications and Sprint
For Immediate Release Chicago IL July 28 2017 Today Zacks Equity Research discusses the Industry Telecom Part 1 including Comcast Corp NASDAQ CMCSA Free Report AT amp T Inc NYSE T Free Report Verizon Communications Inc NYSE VZ Free Report
Verizon in talks to buy WideOpenWest's Chicago network -sources
July 27 (Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Verizon
Communications Inc is in talks to acquire cable operator
WideOpenWest Inc's fiber network in the Chicago area for
more than $200 million, according to people familiar with the
Facebook and Verizon advance while AstraZeneca dives
Facebook and Verizon Communications trade higher while AstraZeneca and Southwest Airlines drop
Popular biotech ETF on pace for steepest daily drop in a month
A popular way to bet on the the biotech sector was trading sharply lower on Thursday and on track to register its worst one-day in a month. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF was down 1.8%, led by an about 11% decline in Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Novavax Inc. , with its shares off 6.4% on the session. The drop for the biotech group came amid a broad and sudden selloff in the overall technology sector that put the Nasdaq Composite Index on pace to log it sharpest daily fall since June 9, when the tech sector underwent a similar retreat, fueled on concerns about valuations among some of the group's biggest companies, including Apple Inc. , Amazon.com Inc., and Facebook Inc., which reported better-than-expected earnings late Wednesday. More broadly, the overall market was under pressure but off its worst levels of the day. The S&P 500 index was down 0.3% at 2,469, the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.8%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading modestly higher, fueled by gains in Verizon Communications Inc. , which saw its shares up nearly 8%, more than offsetting a 2.3% decline in Apple's stock. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Telecom sector on track for biggest one-day gain since 2009
The S&P telecom sector soared on Thursday and was on track for its biggest one-day percentage increase in more than eight years, boosted by strong results from some of its biggest components. The sector jumped 4.8%, its best day since March 2009, according to FactSet data. Thursday marks the third straight daily increase for the industry, a period over which it has gained about 8%. Despite that, telecom remains one of the laggards of the year, down 8.7% for 2017. The rally came after Verizon Communications Inc. popped 6.9% on the back of second-quarter revenue that beat expectations, as well as an expansion of its unlimited wireless data plan, which helped it recover from a net subscriber loss in the first quarter. AT&T Inc. gained 3.3% on Thursday, building on a rally the shares had on Wednesday, which came in the wake of the company's own results, when it posted a profit that topped analyst forecasts. The S&P 500 dipped 0.4% on Thursday.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
US stocks rise, led by media and phone companies
Big gains for Facebook, Verizon Communications and cable companies reporting healthier-than-expected results nudged US stock indexes a bit further into record territory on Thursday
House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules.
U.S. House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules
The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc (GOOG), Facebook Inc (FB), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN), AT&T Inc (T), Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules.
BRIEF-Verizon says records contained in the data set pertained to 6 mln unique customers
Verizon Communications Inc(VZ). * Verizon(VZ) - Able to confirm that only access to cloud storage area by a person other than Verizon (VZ) or its vendor was a researcher who brought this issue to co's attention. * Verizon (VZ) - Records contained in the data set pertained to 6 million unique customers Further company coverage:
BRIEF-Verizon says employee of vendor incorrectly set storage to allow external access
Verizon Communications Inc(VZ) : * Verizon (VZ) says an employee of one of co's vendors put information into cloud storage area and incorrectly set storage to allow external access. * Verizon (VZ) says there has been no loss or theft of Verizon (VZ) or Verizon (VZ) customer information. * Verizon (VZ) says the number of subscriber accounts included in the media report is "overstated" Further company coverage:
Verizon CEO says company is not eyeing deal to buy Disney
Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Lowell McAdam told journalists during the annual media and technology summit in Sun Valley, Idaho that "No," the telecommunication and media company will not buy Walt Disney Co. , according to media reports. Last week the New York Post reported that rumors had been circling that Verizon was eyeing a purchase of the Mouse House empire. Analysts were quick to the denounce the report and now Verizon's chief executive has said the company isn't looking at a potential deal. Verizon recently completed its acquisition of Yahoo Inc.. And the narrative looming in the media industry has been that media companies would be attractive targets for tech and telecom companies. The industry has been waiting to see if Facebook Inc. , or Apple Inc. would look to acquire a media company to help their push into TV, and Verizon rival AT&T Inc. is currently in midst of a deal for Time Warner Inc. . Verizon shares have declined more than 19% in the year to date, while Disney shares are down less than 1% and the S&P 500 index is up 9% during the same period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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