AT&T Inc. (T) - NYSE
  • Jul. 24, 2012, 12:05 AM

    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: AME, APD, BIIB, BTU, CNC, COL, DD, DLPH, EMC, GNTX, ITW, LMT, LXK, MO, NXPI, PCAR, RAI, RF, SAP, SNV, SPG, T, UA, UPS, VMED, WHR, WU

    | Jul. 24, 2012, 12:05 AM
  • Jul. 23, 2012, 5:30 PM

    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: AME, APD, BIIB, BTU, CNC, COL, DD, DLPH, EMC, GNTX, ITW, LMT, LXK, MO, NXPI, PCAR, RAI, RF, SAP, SNV, SPG, T, UA, UPS, VMED, WHR, WU

    | Jul. 23, 2012, 5:30 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 23, 2012, 1:15 PM

    Privately-owned patent troll NTP has reached licensing deals with 13 tech and telecom companies: the list includes Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S), Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), and Samsung (SSNLF.PK). Terms haven't been disclosed; NTP reached a $612.5M settlement with Research In Motion in '06.

    | Jul. 23, 2012, 1:15 PM | 4 Comments
  • Jul. 23, 2012, 11:38 AM

    AT&T (T) has reached 3-year deals with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) that cover over 18,700 employees. The CWA claims the deals, which include annual wage and pension increases, don't feature any major concessions on its part. A deal was reached with 8,800 CWA workers in April (PR)

    | Jul. 23, 2012, 11:38 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 23, 2012, 11:19 AM

    News Corp. (NWS) names its 18 month old education unit Amplify, which will focus on kindergarten up through high school, and provide digital products and services. Amplify is joining up with AT&T (T), using its 4G mobile tablet technology to introduce new products through tests in schools during the next academic year.

    | Jul. 23, 2012, 11:19 AM
  • Jul. 20, 2012, 10:27 AM

    Viacom (VIAB +0.8%) will get more than $600M/year from DirecTV (DTV -0.3%) in programming fees under their new seven-year agreement, up at least 20% from the previous terms, Bloomberg reports. The deal, which ended a 10-day blackout for the satellite TV service’s 20M U.S. viewers, was announced this morning without giving terms.

    | Jul. 20, 2012, 10:27 AM
  • Jul. 20, 2012, 7:11 AM

    DirecTV (DTV) agrees to restore Viacom's (VIA) networks to its 20M U.S. subscribers after a programming blackout that lasted more than a week. Financial details of the agreement weren't disclosed. (PR)

    | Jul. 20, 2012, 7:11 AM
  • Jul. 19, 2012, 9:53 AM

    Verizon (VZ -2.1%) slips following its Q2 report. Big Red says it sold 2.7M iPhones (AAPL) in the quarter, down from Q1's 3.2M and Q4's 4.3M, albeit while adding 25% of sales are to new customers. Android sales came in at 2.9M. Deutsche is disappointed by Verizon's FiOS net adds, but is pleased with ARPUs and wireless margins. Moreover, 2012 capex is now expected to be "flat to down," - good for VZ's cash flow, but not for struggling telecom equipment firms. T -1.4%. S +1.4%.

    | Jul. 19, 2012, 9:53 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 18, 2012, 6:48 PM

    Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) has added 4G LTE coverage for 33 new markets, and has expanded coverage for 32 existing markets, including some big ones. Verizon says it's on track to provide LTE to 400 markets by year's end, up from a current 337. By contrast, AT&T (T) currently offers LTE in just 47 markets. Sprint (S), which until now has been relying on Clearwire's WiMAX 4G network, just began providing LTE in 15 metro areas.

    | Jul. 18, 2012, 6:48 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jul. 18, 2012, 5:51 PM

    Shortly after DirecTV (DTV) expresses optimism it can reach a deal with Viacom (VIA), Viacom posts a statement accusing DirecTV of "moving backwards significantly" on negotiations. While customers fume, Disney (DIS) reaps the benefits. At what point do consumers start responding to these "showdowns" by demanding a la carte programming, which could let them decide on their own whether a 30% fee hike for a particular channel is "fair?" Apple sure wouldn't mind.

    | Jul. 18, 2012, 5:51 PM
  • Jul. 18, 2012, 9:27 AM

    To no one's surprise, AT&T (T) is following Verizon Wireless' (VZ, VOD) lead in rolling out shared data plans featuring unlimited voice and text. The plans are nearly as costly as Verizon's - 1GB shared between a smartphone and a tablet costs $95/month, and 4GB costs $120/month. However, unlike Verizon's plans, Ma Bell's won't be required for upgrading users. Sprint (S), trying to maintain its cost edge, has said it won't follow suit. (PR) (T/VZ "duopoly") (price signaling)

    | Jul. 18, 2012, 9:27 AM | 8 Comments
  • Jul. 18, 2012, 7:40 AM

    DirecTV (DTV) says it's closer to working out a deal that will see 26 Viacom (VIA) channels return back to its list of programming. In a blog post yesterday, Viacom walked the fine line between giving customers full access to shows online and alienating fans by keeping new episodes in limbo.

    | Jul. 18, 2012, 7:40 AM
  • Jul. 16, 2012, 2:50 PM

    Leap Wireless (LEAP -2.3%) trims its losses after falling sharply on news of COO Raymond Roman's departure. Pivotal Research (Buy) thinks Roman "was pushed out as part of a house cleaning," and notes Leap recently made a CFO transition it views favorably. The firm argues Leap, whose shares crashed in April on a weak Q1 report, is undervalued relative to its growth potential, and that expectations for Q2 and Q3 are "already quite low."

    | Jul. 16, 2012, 2:50 PM
  • Jul. 16, 2012, 8:02 AM
    Leap Wireless (LEAP) COO Raymond Roman is leaving the company after just a year and a half, and will walk away with $495K for the termination of his employment. However, Roman will have a consulting role with Leap.
    | Jul. 16, 2012, 8:02 AM
  • Jul. 15, 2012, 2:37 PM

    Nokia (NOK) slashes the price of its flagship Lumia 900 phone by half in the U.S., barely a quarter after its introduction - though it's not clear whether Nokia or partner AT&T (T) will take the bigger hit. Quick price drops aren't unprecedented, but NOK (with market cap now down more than 95% from its tech-boom peak) is under scrutiny after a lackluster Lumia rollout.

    | Jul. 15, 2012, 2:37 PM | 50 Comments
  • Jul. 13, 2012, 1:26 PM

    DirecTV (DTV +1.6%) says it worked out an agreement with Disney (DIS +1.4%) to add Disney Junior to its programming lineup starting tomorrow. It's interesting timing for the deal, with about 20M DirecTV subscribers currently losing out on kid show characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants due to a squabble with Viacom.

    | Jul. 13, 2012, 1:26 PM
Company Description
AT&T, Inc. provides telecommunication services and products, including wireless communications, local exchange services, long-distance services, data/broadband and Internet services, video services, telecommunications equipment, managed networking and wholesale services. It operates business... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Telecom Services - Domestic
Country: United States