Tag: telecommunication services

Game on? Netflix hires first videogame executive, signaling a new approach

Netflix Inc. announced its first major videogame hire Wednesday, potentially signaling a move beyond its streaming-video roots. Netflix NFLX, +1.34% hired Mike Verdu as vice...

German stocks fall behind European peers after weak industrial data

German stocks got off to a lackluster start on Tuesday, opening in the red and falling behind other major European equity indexes, after data showed...

Is AT&T’s Stock Price Too Low? How Much It’s Worth After WarnerMedia Spin.

Text size AT&T said it would “reset” its dividend as part of the transaction, to a payout ratio of about 40% of free cash flow....

SoftBank snaps up $2.8 billion stake in Norway robotics firm

Japanese investment giant SoftBank has agreed to pay $2.8 billion for a 40% stake in Norwegian warehouse automation company AutoStore. SoftBank SFTBY, +4.87% will buy...

European stocks and U.S. equity futures rise ahead of jobs data

A stall selling Christmas specialties is seen in a pedestrian area of Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district on Dec. 3, 2020. AFP via Getty Images European stocks...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to debut on HBO Max and in theaters Christmas Day

Gal Gadot stars in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection The coronavirus pandemic has all but shuttered Hollywood’s box office for much of the...

Here’s how bad commercial real-estate pain could get for banks, other lenders

The New York City skyline. AFP/Getty Images Low rates and rosy assumptions about how much rent properties might collect helped fuel the record $5 trillion...

Apple makes 5G iPhone seem like a good value, which could be a huge signal boost

Apple Inc. priced its new iPhones on par with its last generation of smartphones Tuesday, and surprisingly put forth a value proposition for consumers that...

AT&T boss retires with $274,000 a month for life

Not everyone gets personally insulted by the president of the United States when they announce their retirement. But when you’re walking away with a pension...

Time to take a breath as earnings slow, but you may want to avoid the numbers to stay calm

While the tone of first-quarter earnings isn’t particularly encouraging, the pace of reports will finally relax in the week ahead, which is reason enough to...

European stocks struggle amid earnings deluge, but banks and oil companies rise

European stock markets struggled for traction on Wednesday, as a mostly downbeat batch of earnings rolled out and investors waited for the outcome of a...

Dow futures pull back as investors await results from Verizon and AmEx

U.S. stock-index futures were declining Thursday night, pointing to a likely subdued end to a turbulent week for stocks, which have been marked more by...

Ericsson backs guidance but cautions on pandemic-driven economic slowdown

STOCKHOLM — Ericsson AB on Wednesday backed its guidance after feeling a limited impact from the new coronavirus, but cautioned that the general economic slowdown...

Earnings are set for their biggest dive since late 2009 — and it gets worse from here

The S&P 500 index is set to suffer the worst quarter for earnings since the 2008 financial crisis, and it’s likely to get a lot...

26 safe dividend plays for income investors to buy now

With the sharp declines in the stock market, we now see attractive dividend yields all around. But while dividend yields rise as stock prices fall,...

How China could win over the post-coronavirus world and leave the U.S. behind

To understand the post-COVID-19 world that is coming, there is one important human statistic we must bear in mind: 330 million people live in the...

Why one fund manager sees a wealth bubble putting the property and stock market at risk

There isn’t data available yet, but the 20% downturn for the S&P 500 SPX, +3.40% in the first quarter will put a big dent in...