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Morgan Stanley: 'Un-Carrier 9.0 Means Business'

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In a report issued Wednesday, Morgan Stanley analysts Simon Flannery and Armintas Sinkevicius looked into T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE: TMUS)'s Un-Carrier 9.0.

According to the firm, the telecom services company has an opportunity to gain share in the business segment with its recently announced Un-Carrier for business, which includes transparent pricing and business tools, such as a .com domain name and a .com e-mail addresses.

According to the note, "T-Mobile is under indexed to the business segment, which offers significant potential share gain over coming years. T-Mobile's attractive international calling and data offers also appeal strongly to business customers."

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The analysts highlight that, in fact, the business segment is coming into focus, similar to the cases of other major carriers like AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Sprint Corp (NYSE: S) and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ)

In addition, the company recently unveiled Un-Carrier initiatives for consumers with "frozen" prices.

Finally, the report points out a couple strong trends in the first quarter: "Branded postpaid phone churn has been tracking to 1.4% (v. MSe: 1.55%), while porting ratios have improved sequentially (4Q14: 1.8x v. AT&T, 1.4x v. Verizon, 2.2x v. Sprint)."

Morgan Stanley maintained an Overweight rating on the stock, but remains cautious about the wider industry.

Latest Ratings for TMUS

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2017MacquarieUpgradesNeutralOutperform
Dec 2017Morgan StanleyMaintainsOverweight
Nov 2017Moffett NathansonUpgradesNeutralBuy

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