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Telephone & Data Systems (NYSE:TDS)

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A diversified telecommunications service company with wireless telephone and wireline telephone operations. It conducts its wireless operations through United States Cellular Corporation and its wireline operations through TDS Telecommunications Corp.

Current Price $16.88 Mkt Cap $1.9B
Open $16.93 P/E Ratio 15.88
Prev. Close $16.85 Div. (Yield) $0.67 (3.9%)
Daily Range $16.63 - $17.19 Volume 51,006
52-Wk Range $14.05 - $25.63 Avg. Daily Vol. 1,006,062


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BBQLeanHogFuturz (< 20)
Submitted August 25, 2006

Southeastern just upped their stake to 31% of the company. That's an increase from 8% in a $4B company in 90 days. I think Mason Hawkins knows something. Like US Cellular needs to get gobbled up by one of the big boys, and it's going to happen soon.

PopsDaniecki (29.24)
Submitted March 07, 2007

This is a heavily favored pick here to go up. I can't see it as that. It's history and the coming lack of interest in the marketing and BUYING of wireless in the rural US is making me think this is due for a downward correction in the next six… More

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Member Avatar LazyHarlequin (97.92) Submitted: 8/2/2019 11:48:21 AM : Underperform Start Price: $25.93 NYSE:TDS Score: +23.66

Options, but no LEAPs


Member Avatar LongShortIndex (29.89) Submitted: 4/30/2009 10:04:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.78 NYSE:TDS Score: -225.71

This is a multipart communications play.
Sell short AT&T (T), MetroPCS (PCS), Leap Wireless (LEAP), Clearwire (CLWR)
Buy Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S), United States Cellular (USM), Telephone Data Systems (TDS)

T, PCS, and LEAP are all trading at ridiculous levels higher than book value especially when compared to some of its peers (see buy list). Additionally taking into account their balance sheet expansion over the past 4 years, their future will be severely limited relative to its rivals going forward. These five already seemed priced to perfection. Although CLWR's financials indicate its ability to continue expansion, its valuation today suggest success of rolling out Wimax profitably - I am going against the market on this one (Sprint is already priced at a discount)
With the funds gained from selling short the above
These companies are trading at a good value to its book. Verizon only shows value if compared to its biggest competitor, AT&T. As the rollout of 4G actually plays out by end of 2010, whether its LTE (VZ/AT&T's technology) or WiMax (Clearwire/Sprint/Intel's tech), VZ will have access to an even wider market (by having common network as AT&T) and Sprint is likely to carry SOME profit out of the mess. Sprint is already priced to failure of its Wimax technology, even if it shifed gears on technology & took further massive writedowns on its intangibles, its potential for expansion in the future seems strong. USM & TDS are essentially the same company through insider ownership & show great value compared to its rivals on the short list at the top of the pitch.
Disclosure: Currently own shares in USM. Am looking to jumping in some of the plays mentioned above.

Comments, Criticism, & discussion is most welcome.


Member Avatar bobcov33 (< 20) Submitted: 5/17/2008 10:02:52 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.16 NYSE:TDS Score: -147.40

Communication is hot


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BigBomber (97.91) Score: +224.54

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Member Name Member
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BigBomber 97.91 4/24/2009 Underperform 5Y $21.70 -22.04% +202.50% +224.54 0 Comment
stockpickswing < 20 11/6/2008 Underperform NS $21.30 -20.57% +181.87% +202.44 0 Comment
herztical 27.63 9/16/2009 Underperform 5Y $24.06 -29.66% +145.84% +175.51 0 Comment
Hrnd83 44.06 8/25/2006 Underperform 1Y $32.60 -48.52% +113.48% +162.01 0 Comment
wgdf < 20 9/26/2006 Underperform 1Y $33.97 -50.60% +107.88% +158.49 0 Comment
MacDaddyPickIt < 20 5/3/2006 Underperform 5Y $31.07 -45.99% +111.83% +157.82 0 Comment
showmejp 74.36 1/25/2007 Underperform 3M $44.72 -62.16% +91.56% +153.72 0 Comment
SomeLoser < 20 7/2/2007 Underperform NS $50.21 -66.30% +80.25% +146.56 0 Comment
jrschroud 60.07 3/24/2008 Underperform 3W $31.42 -46.15% +99.08% +145.23 0 Comment
aladha 54.27 4/15/2008 Underperform 1Y $29.94 -43.49% +101.68% +145.17 1 Comment

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