3 Telecom Stocks Seeing Action: Verizon’s Big Bond Sale, Hacker Hits Vodafone, T-Mobile’s iPhone Prices

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ): Verizon apparently received orders for $100 billion of new bonds from more than 1,000 investors as it sold $49 billion worth of debt to make for the largest corporate bond offering in U.S. history. Moreover, everyone turned out winners in the deal: Verizon received a huge block of the money it needs, and at relatively low rates, to pay for the $130 billion acquisition of Vodafone’s (NASDAQ:VOD) 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless; the banks involved made $265 million in fees — about $41 million apiece. Investors, meanwhile, walked away with a higher-yielding debt from a strong U.S. company.