3 Telecom Stocks Seeing Action: Vodafone’s Verizon Deal, AT&T’s Aio Services, Sprint’s Latest Move

Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD): Vodafone stands to acquire a large amount of cash — possibly as much as $130 billion — from a sale of its nearly 50 percent stake in Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ). Some investors think that the best use of the money is to pay back a large dividend to shareholders, while others feel the money is better spent in investing in the company’s infrastructure. With Vodafone’s recent acquisitions of companies in the cable business in Europe, it may be making a move to offer bundles of services to customers across the continent.