Frontier Offers Green Energy and 4 Telecom Titans Attracting Interest

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S): Current Price: $5.58

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) has requested that U.S. regulators pause their consideration of Softbank Corp.’s proposed $20 billion purchase of Sprint Nextel Corp. since Dish is pursuing Sprint partner Clearwire Corp. (NASDAQ:CLWR) Softbank’s bid for Sprint is “unripe for consideration” due to the maneuvering around in regards to Dish’s counteroffer for Clearwire, according to Dish’s statement in a filing at the Federal Communications Commission that was posted on the agency’s website today.

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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Current Price: $42.25

Expectations have dropped regarding Verizon Communications‘ Q4 results during the month leading up to the company’s earnings announcement that is slated for Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The consensus analyst estimate has seen a decline from 59 cents a share 56 cents a share.

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Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): Current Price: $25.77

On Thursday, Vodafone Group PLC stated that on January 16 it purchased 8 million of its ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange from Barclays Capital Securities Ltd. at 160.2938 pence, which is to be held in treasury.

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Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP): Current Price: $5.86

Leap Wireless has seen a drop after Jefferies analyst Thomas Seltz decided to downgrade the stock to Underperform from Hold in a note to investors earlier in the day. Leap’s 2012 business trends were weak, and the company’s performance is likely to keep being lackluster during 2013, according to Seltz.

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Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR): Current Price: $4.41

The company is the largest provider of communications services that is focused on rural America, and today, it announced that natural gas and electricity will be available in Ohio through FTR Energy Services. Customers should see the same billing and service from their utility service provider but FTR Energy Services will provide clean burning natural gas along with 100 percent green electricity at affordable rates and five percent cash back on their energy supply.

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