Telecom Companies Connecting to Higher Gains - Research Report on CenturyLink, Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Inc., American Tower Corp, NetGear Inc.

Feb 19, 2013, 08:00 ET from National Traders Association

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Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT) and NetGear Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

CenturyLink, Inc. Report

CenturyLink reported operating revenue of $4.58 billion and full-year operating revenue of $18.4 billion. The company is pleased that its investments in broadband, Prism TV, fiber-to-the-tower and data hosting has paved way for revenue growth opportunities. The company continues to recognize the customer demand for new types of services, and last December, it launched its new savvisdirect product, which meets the increasing demand for a simplified approach to cloud computing. With these new offerings, the company aims to reach revenue stabilization by 2014, along with a significant share repurchase program that it plans to complete by 2015. CenturyLink is one of the many telecommunications companies that are reinvesting in its business to maintain its strong position and deliver for investors in the end. The Full Research Report on CenturyLink, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/b43e_CTL

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Verizon Communications Inc. Research Report

In order to meet the growing demand for broadband services, Verizon invested more than $525 million in 2012 for Wire line communications and IT infrastructure in Pennsylvania. The company also invested a vast amount in its Delaware wire line networks and technology infrastructure. Verizon claims that more than half of US consumers agree that internet service has become their home's most important convenience, and because of this, Verizon has committed to providing users access to the communication services they need, anytime and anywhere. The latest broadband performance tests show that Verizon's FiOS continues to deliver fast and reliable connections, making the company's service more preferable to the service of competitors. The company also began investing in its wireless services long ago, giving it leverage over other telecom companies in the wireless sphere. The Full Research Report on Verizon Communications Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/047c_VZ

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AT&T Inc. Research Report

AT&T is one of the few telecom players that may benefit from the switch from landline to wireless, boasting 100 million subscribers, next to Verizon. As part of its ongoing effort to invest in 4G LTE, AT&T has upgraded 17 additional mobile Internet cell sites to expand its 4G LTE coverage. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology, which provides faster mobile internet speeds and improved performance. Through 4G LTE, customers are able to stream videos and apps with ease. These investment programs may provide AT&T significant opportunities for growth, as more smartphone-makers begin releasing 4G-enabled devices. The Full Research Report on AT&T Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/8e9c_T

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American Tower Corp Research Report

Since transforming into a REIT, American Tower has become popular with investors. Its business is concerned with leasing tower space for telecommunication companies, helping telecom companies grow their networks. With every major telecommunication company trying to expand their networks to serve more users, American Tower is an attractive company that has significant revenue growth. Its long-term contracts with customers like AT&T and Verizon provide investors with stability. Furthermore, the company has superior margins compared to its competitors, making it a combination of growth and income. The Full Research Report on American Tower Corp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/773a_AMT

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NetGear Inc. Research Report

NetGear Inc. reported revenue of $1.27 billion for 2012, up 7.7 percent from $1.18 billion in 2011, beating expectations. The company is excited about its recent acquisition of Sierra Wireless Inc.'s AirCard business for $138 million. Netgear CEO Patrick LO comments that the acquisition should help the company gain access to the booming 4G LTE market, expecting technology to grow from less than $100 million last year to over $1.5 billion in five years. With this new acquisition, management expects that revenue will increase by $2 billion by the end of 2014. Due to these recent developments, analysts at Sterne Agee have upgraded Netgear to Buy and have raised its price target from $37 to $41. The Full Research Report on NetGear Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/cbfe_NTGR

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