Sprint (S +7%) and Clearwire (CLWR +8.3%) jump after the Street takes kindly to Sprint CEO Dan...

|About: Sprint Corporation (S)|By:, SA News Editor

Sprint (S +7%) and Clearwire (CLWR +8.3%) jump after the Street takes kindly to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse's Goldman conference remarks. Hesse forecasts "significant consolidation" will hit the U.S. mobile industry (previous); claims the carrier has doubled its retention rate for defecting Nextel subs as it prepares to shut down Nextel's network; and suggests Sprint is open to making spectrum purchases. M&A targets Leap Wireless (LEAP +2.5%) and MetroPCS (PCS +3.9%) are also higher.