Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Current price $47.56
It is said that Verizon has postponed its purchases of the Canadian telecom providers Wind Mobile and Mobilicity as it awaits the government auction in Canada for wireless licenses in January before venturing into the Canadian market. Prior to this, Verizon proposed to buy Wind Mobile for $700 million and was said to have entered a non-disclosure agreement with Mobility for a buyout as well. Reports claim that the firm is now concentrating on participating in the upcoming auction of the 700-megahertz band spectrum and, if Verizon wins, it might rethink its purchase plans or go ahead in 2014.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T): Current price $33.78
AT&T said Monday that it will launch the HTC One mini, which is a compact version of the award-winning HTC One. The latter shares will be available exclusively from AT&T starting Friday at $99.99 with a two-year agreement. Shorter, thinner, and lighter than the original HTC One, the new HTC One mini sports an aluminum body along with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 HD 720p display, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, and HTC’s UltraPixel Camera with backside illuminated sensor, which captures 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors.
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): Current price $87.099
On Monday, InterOil Corp. reported that negotiations with ExxonMobil Papua New Guinea Ltd. connected with the development of Petroleum Retention License 15 are continuing regardless of the lapse of an exclusivity arrangement. InterOil will continue to collaborate with EMPNG with the purpose of stepping up the pace of the monetization of its gas resources on terms that should benefit all stakeholders, including Papua New Guinea itself. InterOil also announced Monday that it had completed a $75-million secured loan facility through which to accelerate its exploration and drilling program.
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