New R&D Facility, Quarterly Dividends, Upcoming Earnings, Expanded Partnerships, and Reduced Communication Rates - Analyst Notes on Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, and BCE

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Apr 02, 2014, 08:00 ET from Analysts Review

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), and BCE Inc. (NYSE: BCE). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


Verizon Communications Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 26, 2014, Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) announced that it has selected Palo Alto as the primary site for the Company's newly created data analytics team and labs. The Company expects the activities at the new R&D center to help guide Verizon's strategic direction for data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning activities. "We are working in a startup environment, but inside a large corporation, and there are very few such opportunities like this today. We have the opportunity to build intelligent systems based on recent advances in large-scale machine learning, analytics and the powerful computing technologies available today," said Ashok N. Srivastava, Chief Data Scientist of Verizon. "We are heading in the direction of building intelligent systems that can automatically sense issues and then use algorithms to make decisions in real time to address a problem before it becomes significant," he added. The full analyst notes on Verizon Communications Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


AT&T Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 28, 2014, AT&T Inc. (AT&T) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.46 per share on the Company's common shares. The dividend is payable on May 1, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 10, 2014. The full analyst notes on AT&T Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


CenturyLink, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 26, 2014, CenturyLink, Inc. (CenturyLink) announced that it intends to release its Q1 2014 earnings results on May 7, 2014, after the market close. On the same day, the Company has scheduled a conference call at 4:00 p.m. CDT to discuss these results, which will be streamed live over its website. The full analyst notes on CenturyLink, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Frontier Communications Corporation Analyst Notes 

On March 20, 2014, Frontier Communications Corporation (Frontier) announced that it has expanded its strategic partnership with Crius Energy (Crius) to offer solar power to residential customers. The Companies stated that they plan to leverage the partnership to offer solar power in markets including California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, New York, and Washington. "Offering solar power in Frontier territories strengthens an already successful relationship and expands the service offerings and geographic reach of Crius Energy. As the solar industry continues to grow, Crius is well-positioned to provide tremendous value to customers and strategic partners," said Michael Fallquist, CEO of Crius. Beginning April 2014, the Companies expect to offer solar products and services to Frontier customers and prospective customers in California. The full analyst notes on Frontier Communications Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


BCE Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 28, 2014, BCE Inc. announced that its subsidiary Bell has reduced the cost of mobile data voice and data roaming for customers traveling in Japan. Bell informed that the Japan rate reductions follow similar decreases for the US, Europe, Mexico, China, Australia and New Zealand, Bermuda and Cuba, and most other Caribbean islands. "Bell is focused on cutting the cost of mobile roaming in the countries Canadians travel to the most, and we're happy to add Japan to the list with great new rates on mobile voice and data plans for consumers travelling there," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. The full analyst notes on BCE Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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