Telecom isn’t a high earnings- or revenue-growth sector, even though wireless and broadband services are “must-haves” for U.S. consumers. Stocks often run up on merger and acquisition speculation, while tougher regulation can be a worry.

X Big cap telecom stocks such as AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ) have attractive dividends. And, telecom stocks are sometimes viewed as a safe haven when stock markets turn volatile.

T-Mobile US (TMUS) has grabbed subscriber and revenue market share amid speculation it’ll be part of wireless industry consolidation. Comcast (CMCSA)’s institutional ownership has been rising as it delivers growth from broadband services and media arm NBCUniversal.

Bookmark this page to stay on top of companies such as Charter Communications (CHTR), Sprint (S), Dish Network (DISH), and CenturyLink (CTL). Also note that telecom developments often impact media stocks such as Walt Disney (DIS), Discovery Communications (DISCA) and 21st Century Fox Entertainment (FOX).

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