FTR Frontier Communications
- Price as of: Jan 30, 10:08 PM EST
- Telecom services - domestic
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- Jan 30, 10:08 PM
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- $6.61 - $6.77
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- $4.40 - $7.24
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FTR Dividend Growth History
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FTR Company Profile
Frontier Communications (FTR) provides various communication services to rural areas, and small and medium-sized towns and cities as an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC). The company, formerly known as Citizens Utilities Company, was founded in 1927 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut. FTR has been paying dividends since 1972. From 2004 to 2009, it had been paying an annual dividend of $1, but it was cut and FTR started paying a $0.4 dividend annually in 2012. In December 2013, FTR purchased AT&T’s Connecticut land-line business for $2 billion. FTR pays its dividend quarterly.
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Frontier to Buy Verizon Landlines in $8.6 Billion Cash/Stock Deal (FTR)May 13, 2009Telecom provider Frontier Communications Corp (FTR) said Wednesday that it has reached a deal with Verizon (VZ) to purchase several million rural phone access lines in an $8.6 billion cash/stock deal. Frontier, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut, said that the deal will increase its access lines from 2.3 million to more than 7 million. The company specializes in providing landline phone and Internet service to rural customers. The deal, which is expected to close within the next year, states that Verizon shareholders will get $5.3 billion in Frontier common stock, and $3.3 billion in cash and debt securities. About 11,000 Verizon employees will keep their jobs and work for Frontier, the companies said. The phone lines being sold reside mainly in rural areas in Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The sale is part of Verizon's continued efforts to shed its traditional landline phone service, and instead concentrate on upgrading customers to newer FiOS fiber optic TV, Internet, and phone service. Frontier stock rose 5 cents, or +0.6%, in morning trading Wednesday, while Verizon shares rose 11 cents, or +0.4%. The Bottom Line We had removed shares of FTR from our "Recommended" list on Oct.6, when the shares were trading at $11.15. The company has a 13.21% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $7.57. The stock has technical support in the $5 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $9.00-9.50 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. Frontier Communications Corp (FTR) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.8 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
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