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9 communication stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the online and telecommunication industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
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Take a deeper dive into communication stocks
If you're interested in investing in the online and telecommunication industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1. AT-and-T (T)
AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications and technology services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Communications and Latin America.
AT-and-T stock opened the day at $14.89 after a previous close of $14.87. The latest price was $15.01 (25-minute delay). AT-and-T is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD121.4 billion and employs 160,700 staff.
Slack Technologies, Inc. operates Slack, a business technology software platform in the United States and internationally. Its platform brings together people, applications, and data, as well as sells its offering under a software-as-a-service model.
Slack Technologies stock opened the day at $44.05 after a previous close of $44.29. The latest price was $44.47 (25-minute delay). Slack Technologies is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$974.3 million and employs 2,597 staff.
Verizon Communications Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides communications, technology, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental entities worldwide. It operates in two segments, Verizon Consumer Group (Consumer) and Verizon Business Group (Business).
Verizon Communications stock opened the day at $32.40 after a previous close of $32.40. The latest price was $32.55 (25-minute delay). Verizon Communications is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$135 billion and employs 117,100 staff.
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. provides unified communications platform in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers Zoom Meetings that offers HD video, voice, chat, and content sharing through mobile devices, desktops, laptops, telephones, and conference room systems; Zoom Phone, an enterprise cloud phone system; and Zoom Chat enables users to share messages, images, audio files, and content in desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices.
Zoom Video Communications stock opened the day at $67.00 after a previous close of $67.32. The latest price was $68.33 (25-minute delay). Zoom Video Communications is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.5 billion and employs 8,484 staff.
Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Residential Connectivity & Platforms, Business Services Connectivity, Media, Studios, and Theme Parks segments. The Residential Connectivity & Platforms segment provides residential broadband and wireless connectivity services, residential and business video services, advertising sales, and Sky channels.
Comcast stock opened the day at $44.69 after a previous close of $44.60. The latest price was $44.86 (25-minute delay). Comcast is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$120.6 billion and employs 186,000 staff.
American Tower, one of the largest global REITs, is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with a portfolio of nearly 226,000 communications sites and a highly interconnected footprint of U. S. data center facilities. . . . .
American Tower stock opened the day at $160.40 after a previous close of $159.69. The latest price was $162.32 (25-minute delay). American Tower is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10.9 billion and employs 6,391 staff.
Atlassian Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, licenses, and maintains various software products worldwide. Its product portfolio includes Jira Software and Jira Work Management, a project management system that connects technical and business teams so they can better plan, organize, track and manage their work and projects; Confluence, a connected workspace that organizes knowledge across all teams to move work forward; and Trello, a collaboration and organization product that captures and adds structure to fluid and fast-forming work for teams. The company also offers Jira Service Management, an intuitive and flexible service desk product for creating and managing service experiences for various service team providers, such as IT, legal, and HR teams; and Jira Align, an Atlassian's enterprise agility solution designed to help businesses to adapt and respond dynamic business conditions with a focus on value-creation.
Atlassian stock opened the day at $194.97 after a previous close of $197.52. The latest price was $196.94 (25-minute delay). Atlassian is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.5 billion and employs 10,726 staff.
United States Cellular Corporation provides wireless telecommunications services in the United States. The company offers wireless services, including voice, messaging, and data services. It also provides wireless devices, such as handsets, tablets, mobile hotspots, home phones, and routers, as well as various essentials, including cases, screen protectors, chargers, and memory cards; and consumer electronics comprising audio, home automation, and networking products.
United States Cellular Corporation stock opened the day at $36.56 after a previous close of $36.12. The latest price was $37.46 (25-minute delay). United States Cellular Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.1 billion and employs 4,600 staff.
Microsoft Corporation develops and supports software, services, devices and solutions worldwide. The Productivity and Business Processes segment offers office, exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, office 365 Security and Compliance, Microsoft viva, and Microsoft 365 copilot; and office consumer services, such as Microsoft 365 consumer subscriptions, Office licensed on-premises, and other office services. This segment also provides LinkedIn; and dynamics business solutions, including Dynamics 365, a set of intelligent, cloud-based applications across ERP, CRM, power apps, and power automate; and on-premises ERP and CRM applications.
Microsoft Corporation stock opened the day at $310.99 after a previous close of $312.79. The latest price was $313.64 (25-minute delay). Microsoft Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$211.9 billion and employs 221,000 staff.
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