3 Telecom Stocks Seeing Action: Investors Talk Verizon Buyout, T-Mobile Impresses Deutsche Bank, and Sprint Goes Shopping

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ): Analysts and investors are already discussing what Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) will do with the $100 billion (or more) cash pile that it would be sitting on in the event that Verizon buys out the 45 percent stake that Vodafone currently holds in the company. ”What they should do is a dramatic rethink of the business,” a Bernstein analyst told Bloomberg. Merger and acquisition activity is highly likely, as the payment — if made in cash — would give Vodafone the second-largest cash hoard for a non-financial institution.

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