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    23 Oct by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

    Tesla Claims China Caused Unnecessary Recall

    Tesla Claims China Caused Unnecessary RecallEarlier Friday morning, it was reported that Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) would be recalling 30,000 Model S and X vehicles in China. This was due to suspension issues and was being forced by the Chinese government. Now, a letter obtained by Electrek shows Tesla thinks there is no defect, and no recall is needed.The letter is from Elizabeth H. Mykytiuk, Tesla's managing counsel for regulatory affairs, shows Tesla didn't think the recall was necessary, but it was the easier choice when compared with battling through China's regulatory body that asked for the recall."Due to the opinion of SAMR/DPAC that the topic required a recall in the China market, Tesla was left with the choice of either voluntarily recalling the subject vehicles or carrying a heavy burden through the Chinese administrative process," the letter reportedly reads. "While Tesla disagrees with the opinion of SAMR/DPAC, the Company has decided not to dispute a recall for the China market only."Tesla said that the failure pointed out by Chinese regulators happened in less than 0.05% of vehicles outside of China vs about 0.1% of vehicles in China. Electrek reported in 2016 that the NHTSA has investigated a potential issue in Tesla's Model S and Model X suspension, but they didn't find any defect.Photo courtesy of Tesla.See more from Benzinga * Options Trades For This Crazy Market: Get Benzinga Options to Follow High-Conviction Trade Ideas * Tesla Hacker Discovers New Radar, Ultrasonic Sensors, More * GM Reportedly Does Not Yet Have A Working Hummer EV(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.


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    AT&T And Verizon Beat Estimates

    AT&T And Verizon Beat EstimatesOn Thursday, AT&T (NYSE: T) showed just how much it was pinched by cord-cutting and closed theaters. However, it managed to beat lowered Q3 analyst estimates, causing its shares to rise 1% in premarket trading. Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) also managed to beat estimates on Wednesday due to strong demand for its phone and internet services. As offices and schools continued to operate in a digital framework to surf their way through the pandemic, this trend fuelled Verizon's growth. It seems Comms are doing better than expected.AT&T Q3 During the quarter that ended on September 30, total revenue was $42.3 billion, exceeding the average analyst expectation of $41.59 billion. Big media bets, namely DirecTV and Warner Bros dragged the results down due to movie theatre closures and pay-television customer losses, but HBO Max streaming service told a different story. Offers for HBO Max streaming service for free on certain phone plans are what helped the company beat revenue expectations.The company added 645,000 net new phone subscribers who pay a recurring monthly bill whereas FactSet reported analysts had expected AT&T to lose a net 9,000 customers over the quarter. It also gained 357,000 net new fiber internet customers, as demand for home internet increased with home offices.AT&T has spent the past few years investing in media businesses. It reached its 2021 goal a year early by acquiring 38 million subscribers in the US for both its HBO and HBO Max during the quarter. It now has 57 million subscribers across the globe compared to 36.3 million in the previous quarter. AT&T is trying to catch up its larger streaming rivals. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) currently has about 68 million U.S. customers and nearly 200 million across the globe. Disney+ from Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) has more than 60 million subscribers already as it reached its goal four years early.But the pandemic had taken a heavy toll on its media business. WarnerMedia which contains both HBO as well as the company's movie and TV studio saw its revenue drop from $8.4 billion in the year-ago quarter to $7.5 billion, as movie theaters largely remained shut.As for earnings, adjusted earnings per share dropped from last year's 94 cents to 76 cents, matching analyst expectations.Verizon Q3 With lockdowns measures being eased, Verizon gradually reopened all of its company-operated retail stores during the quarter. It successfully implemented touch-less retail appointments and curbside pickups.As a result, it added 283,000 postpaid phone subscribers, exceeding FactSet's average estimate of 268,000.Total operating revenue dropped 4.1% due to lower customer activity as well as the timing of launches. One of its key partners, Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), has delayed the launch of its new iPhone for approximately a month. Such delays resulted in operating revenue of $31.54 billion.Verizon's media revenue that covers Yahoo, HuffPost and TechCrunch was hit with as companies reduced their ad spending. It dropped 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year to $1.7 billionNet income also fell from last year's $5.34 billion $4.50 billion, or $1.05 per share in the quarter. The company estimated that pandemic-related costs amounted to approximately 5 cents per share.Excluding items, Verizon earned $1.25 per share, exceeding analysts' average estimate of $1.22.But full-year 2020 guidance was improved as adjusted EPS growth is expected in the range between 0% to 2%, as opposed to -2% to 2%.Takeaway The health crisis has brought global economies to a halt, but the Communication sector has been relatively less affected. Verizon benefited from people staying and working from home, and so did AT&T, mostly due to its streaming star.This article is not a press release and is contributed by a verified independent journalist for IAMNewswire. It should not be construed as investment advice at any time please read the full disclosure . IAM Newswire does not hold any position in the mentioned companies. Press Releases - If you are looking for full Press release distribution contact: [email protected] Contributors - IAM Newswire accepts pitches. If you're interested in becoming an IAM journalist contact: [email protected] post AT&T and Verizon Beat Estimates appeared first on IAM Newswire.See more from Benzinga * Options Trades For This Crazy Market: Get Benzinga Options to Follow High-Conviction Trade Ideas * Procter & Gamble Benefits From The Cleaning Boom * Tesla Has Another Profitable Quarter(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.


    23 Oct by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

    Top 10 Cloud Computing Stocks To Buy

    Top 10 Cloud Computing Stocks To BuyIn this article we list the top 10 cloud computing stocks to buy according to hedge funds. Click to skip ahead and see the top 5 cloud computing stocks. What are the best cloud stocks to buy today? In this time of uncertainty characterized by volatile market movements, economic contraction, and spiraling unemployment, finding stocks […]