AT&T bets big on Time Warner

AT&T has now completed its $103 billion takeover of Time Warner. Big acquisitions like this add considerable risk. However, Time Warner’s extensive library of movies and TV shows should help the company compete with online video providers like Netflix and YouTube.
The stock dropped after AT&T… Read More

They’re both poised to spin off assets

NEWELL BRANDS INC. $27 (New York symbol NWL; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 485.2 million; Market cap: $13.1 billion; Divd. yield: 3.4%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; TSINetwork Rating: Average; makes a variety of household goods such as pens, coffee makers and baby strollers. On April 15, 2016,… Read More

This telecom giant is primed for growth

AT&T INC. $37 (New York symbol T) is the largest U.S. wireless carrier, with 142 million subscribers. It also offers landline and satellite TV.

In the latest quarter, earnings jumped to $19.0 billion, or $3.08 a share, from $2.4 billion, or $0.39, a year earlier. Those… Read More