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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: American Tower, Cablevision Systems, Windstream Holdings, Telefonica S.A. and Grupo Televisa S.A.

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL - March 04, 2016 - Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include American Tower Corp. ( AMT ), Cablevision Systems Corp. ( CVC ), Windstream Holdings Inc. ( WIN ), Telefonica S.A. ( TEF ) and Grupo Televisa S.A. ( TV ).

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Here are highlights from Thursday's Analyst Blog:

Telecom Stock Roundup

The telecom industry experienced a healthy run on the bourse last week as most of the key stocks traded in the green. On the earnings front, leading wireless tower operator American Tower Corp. ( AMT ) reported strong financial numbers in the fourth quarter of 2015, with both the top and the bottom line outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Management also provided a rosy financial outlook for full-year 2016.

Meanwhile, cable MSO (multi service operator) Cablevision Systems Corp. ( CVC ) and regional telecom operator Windstream Holdings Inc. ( WIN ) reported mixed financial results in the fourth quarter. Cablevision's bottom line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate but the top line lagged the same. In the reported quarter, the company lost 10,000 video subscribers but gained 25,000 high-speed data and 5,000 voice customers.

On the other hand, Windstream posted net income in contrast to the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a net loss. However, revenues missed the mark. As of Dec 31, 2015, Windstream had 1.0951 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 0.3593 million digital TV customers. Small Business ILEC customers were 0.1468 million, Small Business CLEC customers totaled 0.0912 million and Enterprise business customers were 0.0263 million.

Outside the U.S., Spanish telecom giant Telefonica S.A.'s ( TEF ) fourth-quarter financial numbers too were a mixed bag. The company's earnings in the reported quarter bettered expectations of a loss. However, the top line lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Likewise, Mexican pay-TV and broadcasting behemoth Grupo Televisa S.A. ( TV ) reported mixed financial results in the fourth quarter of 2015. While its bottom line lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate, the top line outpaced the same.

Read the last Telecom Stock Roundup for Feb 25, 2016 .

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