Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) released its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. The telecom giant said that it had $1.17 in earnings per share (EPS) on $31.8 billion in revenue, which compares with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $1.11 in EPS on revenue of $31.22 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.95 and $29.81 billion in revenue.
A few highlights Verizon reported from its segments:
Wireless had 260,000 retail postpaid net additions, including 220,000 postpaid smartphone net adds. Ultimately total revenue growth was 4.7%. Wireline had 66,000 Fios Internet net adds and lost 22,000 Fios Video connections. Total Fios revenue growth was 1.9%.
In Verizons media business, Oath, gross revenues decreased sequentially about 13% from fourth-quarter 2017to $1.9 billion due to seasonally lower display advertising performance. According to Verizon, the integration of the Oath assets is accelerating its mobile-first media strategy and positioning it for global reach and future growth from premium content distribution and programmatic advertising capabilities across key verticals.
Best Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2021: American States Water Company(AWR)
American States Water Company (AWR), incorporated on February 25, 1998, is a holding company. The Company is the parent company of Golden State Water Company (GSWC) and American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS), as well as ASUS’ subsidiaries, such as Fort Bliss Water Services Company (FBWS), Terrapin Utility Services, Inc. (TUS), Old Dominion Utility Services, Inc. (ODUS), Palmetto State Utility Services, Inc. (PSUS) and Old North Utility Services, Inc. (ONUS). The Company’s segments include water, electric and contracted services. Within the segments, AWR has two principal business units, water and electric service utility operations, conducted through GSWC, and contracted services conducted through ASUS and its subsidiaries. GSWC is a public utility engaged principally in the purchase, production, distribution and sale of water in approximately 10 counties in the State of California. GSWC also distributes electricity in various San Bernardino County mountain communities in California through its Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) division. GSWC serves approximately 260,150 water customers and over 23,850 electric customers.
ASUS, through its subsidiaries, has contracted with the United States Government to provide water and/or wastewater services at various military installations. ASUS operates, maintains and performs construction activities, including renewal and replacement capital work, on water and/or wastewater systems at various United States military bases. FBWS operates water and wastewater systems at Fort Bliss located near El Paso, Texas and extending into southeastern New Mexico. TUS operates water and wastewater systems at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. ODUS operates the wastewater system at Fort Lee in Virginia, the water and wastewater systems at Joint-Base Langley Eustis and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia. PSUS operates water and wastewater systems at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. ONUS operates water and wastewater systems at Fort Bra! gg, Pope Army Airfield and Camp Mackall, North Carolina.
GSWC’s physical properties consist of water transmission and distribution systems, which include approximately 2,820 miles of pipeline together with services, meters and fire hydrants, and approximately 430 parcels of land, on which are located wells, pumping plants, reservoirs and other water utility facilities, including over four surface water treatment plants. GSWC owns approximately 240 wells, of which over 190 are active operable wells equipped with pumps with an aggregate production capacity of approximately 200 million gallons per day. GSWC owns and operates approximately 30.23 miles of overhead 34.5 kilovolt (kv) transmission lines, over 1.42 miles of underground 34.5 kv transmission lines, approximately 183.78 miles of 4.16 kv or 2.4 kv distribution lines, over 54.2 miles of underground cable, approximately 10 sub-stations and a natural-gas-fueled 8.4 megawatt peaking generation facility. GSWC owns groundwater and surface water rights in California.
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Stocks to Watch Today: KHC, HD, JWN, M, AAPL
Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc.(NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co.(NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc.(NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).
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Best Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2021: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)
Extreme Networks, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and markets network infrastructure equipment and services to businesses, hospitals, schools, hotels, telecommunications companies, and government agencies. It offers Summit product family of stackable Ethernet switching systems that provide 10 megabit to 40 gigabit connection speeds, various physical presentations, and options to deliver power-over-Ethernet or unpowered standard Ethernet ports; and Black Diamond family of modular Ethernet switching systems, which deliver modular or chassis-based Ethernet connectivity solutions for enterprises, data centers, and service providers. The company also offers SummitWM family of wireless network controllers and associated Altitude access points to enable the deployment of nomadic and mobile converged network applications; and RidgeLine management software system that includes features tailored to data center, campus, and service provider management. It has strategic relationships with Motorola Inc., Netgear, Inc., Ericsson Enterprise AB, and Nokia Siemens Networks. The company sells its products through distributors, resellers, and field sales organizations. It operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Asia Pacific. Extreme Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
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Best Dividend Stocks To Buy For 2021: Pointer Telocation Ltd.(PNTR)
Pointer Telocation Ltd. provides mobile resource management (MRM) products and services for the automotive, insurance industries, and other mobile tracking markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Cellocator, MRM, and Roadside Assistance (RSA). The Cellocator segment designs, develops, and manufactures MRM products comprising asset tracking; fleet management; and stolen vehicle retrieval (SVR) products consisting of remote monitoring and control solutions, such as installation in vehicles, command and control center products, and communication infrastructure products. The MRM segment offers asset tracking, fleet management, SVR, and car sharing services. The RSA segment provides roadside assistance services, such as towing services, temporary vehicle replacement services, and mobile automobile repair services, as well as vehicle body work and replacement parts installation services; and emergency home repair and other services, such as household plumbing repair services for insurance companies, including installation, water damage repair, and replacement of water heaters. The company was formerly known as Nexus Telocation Systems Ltd. and changed its name to Pointer Telocation Ltd. in January 2006. Pointer Telocation Ltd. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Rosh Haayin, Israel.
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