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Best Communication Services Stocks

The communication sector is vast, so it’s best to compare companies that operate in the same industry. Here are some communication services stocks you should keep a close eye on this year.

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Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA)

When the pandemic roiled the nation and the world, Comcast suffered a mixed blow. On one hand, demand for high-speed internet services increased dramatically. On the other end, Comcast’s theme-park-related businesses suffered badly.

Since the vaccine rollout just started to take effect, Comcast’s financials are still slow. In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2020, revenue was $27.7 billion, down 2.4%. However, this should pick up as businesses start reopening.

54.25 -0.2 (-0.37%)
Volume 14.98M Market Cap 248.50B
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Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)

Facebook owns a suite of products — Facebook app, Instagram, Messenger, Oculus, Workplace and WhatsApp, Portal and Calibra. FB is constantly working to connect people — more than 100 billion messages and 1 billion stories are shared daily. This Menlo Park, California company has over 44,900 employees, offices in 70 cities worldwide and 15 data centers globally.

In fiscal year 2019, Facebook posted $70.7 billion in revenue — a 27% increase from the previous year. The income from operations was $23.99 billion with a 34% operating margin. The total net income was $18.48 billion and $6.43 diluted earnings per share.

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Volume 15.19M Market Cap 737.55B
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Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI)

Motorola Inc. provides communication services to people, businesses and communities. These services include telecommunication, software, video and analytics. Motorola has over 100,000 customers in 100 countries. It has installed more than 13,000 networks worldwide.

Motorola has a market cap of $28 billion and has an EPS of $4.80 and an annual dividend yield of $2.56 per share. Motorola has high liquidity, with over 728,000 shares traded per day. It generated revenue of $7.8 billion in 2019.

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ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC)

ViacomCBS Inc. is a leading premium content company. It provides a range of broadcast services including television, streaming and live events that connect with billions of people worldwide. It owns and operates several international brands such as CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount network. Viacom has a global reach of over 4.3 billion subscribers in more than 180 countries.

The telecom stock has a market cap of $16 billion and an EPS of $2.05. It has an annual dividend yield of $0.96 per share. ViacomCBS has high liquidity, with an average daily trade volume of 15 million shares per day. It generated revenue of $27 billion in 2019.

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Volume 14.42M Market Cap 42.58B
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Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)

Founded in 2000, Verizon Communications Inc. is a world leader in providing communication services. It offers solutions such as voice, data and video services to meet customer demand for mobility and reliable network connectivity.

The communication services stock has a market cap of $236 billion and an EPS of $4.42. It has a 52-week low of $48.84 and a 52-week high of $61.95. Verizon Communications has an annual dividend yield of $2.51 per share, high liquidity and trades more than 12 million shares per day. The company generated revenue of $131 billion in 2019.

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Biggest Communication Services Stock Movers of the Day

The premarket movers of the day list shows the most active stocks during the premarket session. This could be as a result of important company news or information affecting the stock’s valuation

The data provided below is intended for educational purposes only, we have included the session dates for your reference.

Premarket Comunication Service Stocks
Symbol Last Price Change % Change Trade
CANG 9.94 1.78 21.81% Trade
SLGG 3.981 0.661 19.9% Trade
PERI 25.63 4.04 18.71% Trade
GTT 2.1589 0.289 15.44% Trade
MDP 32.33 3.77 13.2% Trade
RNWK 4.7009 0.521 12.46% Trade
LEAF 5.81 0.54 10.24% Trade
LEE 2.46 0.22 9.82% Trade
BHAT 1.47 0.13 9.7% Trade
FOXA 38.05 3.26 9.37% Trade
Symbol Last Price Change % Change Trade
LKCO 1.225 -0.295 -19.41% Trade
LIZI 8.91 -1 -10.1% Trade
ANTE 3.8 -0.42 -9.96% Trade
CIDM 1.305 -0.135 -9.38% Trade
XNET 6.63 -0.68 -9.31% Trade
BLCT 12.13 -1.23 -9.21% Trade
ZM 372.962 -36.698 -8.96% Trade
SIFY 3.185 -0.275 -7.95% Trade
ROKU 390.34 -29.97 -7.14% Trade
SCPL 17.98 -1.28 -6.65% Trade
Market Comunication Service Stocks
Symbol Last Price Change % Change Trade
NCTY 53 8.08 17.98% Trade
PERI 24.3 2.71 12.55% Trade
SLGG 3.63 0.31 9.33% Trade
FUBO 42.2 3.42 8.81% Trade
SE 269.7 21.19 8.52% Trade
SCR 31.35 2.4 8.29% Trade
QTT 4.15 0.31 8.07% Trade
ZM 440 30.34 7.4% Trade
ANTE 4.5 0.28 6.63% Trade
JFIN 4.9 0.29 6.29% Trade
Symbol Last Price Change % Change Trade
SCPL 18.14 -1.12 -5.82% Trade
LILAK 11.84 -0.635 -5.1% Trade
LTRPA 5.28 -0.19 -3.48% Trade
BILI 140.02 -4.65 -3.22% Trade
TIMB 10.97 -0.35 -3.1% Trade
ICLK 16.26 -0.32 -1.94% Trade
DAO 34.99 -0.61 -1.72% Trade
VIV 7.63 -0.13 -1.68% Trade
AMCX 70 -1.13 -1.59% Trade
TGNA 17.79 -0.26 -1.45% Trade
After Hours Comunication Service Stocks
Symbol Last Price Change % Change Trade
NCTY 49 4.66 10.5% Trade
GTT 2.39 0.22 10.13% Trade
SLGG 4.26 0.25 6.23% Trade
ESGC 2.06 0.115 5.91% Trade
CRTD 5.97 0.3 5.29% Trade
QTT 3.92 0.14 3.7% Trade
XNET 6.88 0.24 3.61% Trade
PERI 26.5 0.81 3.15% Trade
LEAF 5.97 0.18 3.1% Trade
TRVG 4.7 0.14 3.07% Trade
Symbol Last Price Change % Change Trade
FUBO 38.9 -3.025 -7.22% Trade
UONE 5.9 -0.24 -3.91% Trade
FVRR 269 -10.91 -3.9% Trade
UONEK 1.64 -0.06 -3.53% Trade
LKCO 1.18 -0.04 -3.28% Trade
FENG 1.78 -0.025 -1.39% Trade
TME 27.23 -0.38 -1.38% Trade
AUTO 2.675 -0.035 -1.3% Trade
CSCW 0.87 -0.011 -1.23% Trade
IHRT 15.52 -0.19 -1.21% Trade

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Investing in the communication sector can expose you to a cutting-edge industry most Americans use daily — including social media and search engine companies, wireless telecommunications providers and streaming services.

Read on to learn more about the demand of this industry and check out the best communication services stocks you can invest in now.

Overview: Communication Services Stocks

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) telecommunication services sector was renamed communication services in 2018. This change shows that the way we communicate, share information and entertain ourselves has greatly and fundamentally changed due to the convergence of telecom, media and technology.

The new communication services sector also incorporated communication providers from the information technology sector. These include companies like Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL). Media companies like Comcast Corp (NYSE: CMCSA) and Disney (NYSE: DIS) were also moved from the consumer discretionary sector.

The communication services sector now makes up 8.2% of the MSCI index — the original telecommunication services was just 2.5%.  

Best Online Brokers for Communication Services Stocks

You can buy shares of companies in the communication services sector with online brokers. Do a little digging to see what each broker has to offer — educational resources, exchanges offered, fees and commissions required and even just how to open an account. Here are some of the top online brokers you can compare.

Best For
Intermediate Traders and Investors
Overall Rating
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Webull, founded in 2017, is a mobile app-based brokerage that features commission-free stock and exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading. It’s regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Webull offers active traders technical indicators, economic calendars, ratings from research agencies, margin trading and short-selling. Webull’s trading platform is designed for intermediate and experienced traders, although beginning traders can also benefit.

Webull is widely considered one of the best Robinhood alternatives.

Best For
  • Active traders
  • Intermediate traders
  • Advanced traders
Pros
  • Commission-free trading in over 5,000 different stocks and ETFs
  • No account maintenance fees or software platform fees
  • No charges to open and maintain an account
  • Leverage of 4:1 on margin trades made the same day and leverage of 2:1 on trades held overnight
  • Intuitive trading platform with technical and fundamental analysis tools
Cons
  • Does not support trading in mutual funds, bonds or OTC stocks
Best For
Futures Trading
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Futures Trading
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TradeStation is for advanced traders who need a comprehensive platform. The brokerage offers an impressive range of investable assets as frequent and professional traders appreciate its wide range of analysis tools. TradeStation’s app is also equally effective, offering full platform capabilities.

Best For
  • Advanced traders
  • Options and futures traders
  • Active stock traders
Pros
  • Comprehensive trading platform and professional-grade tools
  • Wide range of tradable securities
  • Fully-operational mobile app
Cons
  • Confusing pricing structure to leave new traders with a weak understanding of what they pay
  • Cluttered layout to make navigating TradeStation’s platform more difficult than it should be
Best For
Options Trading
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Get started securely through TD Ameritrade’s website
Best For
Options Trading
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1 Minute Review

This publicly listed discount broker, which is in existence for over four decades, is service-intensive, offering intuitive and powerful investment tools. Especially, with equity investing, a flat fee is charged, with the firm claiming that it charges no trade minimum, no data fees, and no platform fees. Though it is pricier than many other discount brokers, what tilts the scales in its favor is its well-rounded service offerings and the quality and value it offers its clients.

Best For
  • Novice investors
  • Retirement savers
  • Day traders
Pros
  • World-class trading platforms
  • Detailed research reports and Education Center
  • Assets ranging from stocks and ETFs to derivatives like futures and options
Cons
  • Thinkorswim can be overwhelming to inexperienced traders
  • Derivatives trading more costly than some competitors
  • Expensive margin rates
Best For
Advanced traders
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Best For
Advanced traders
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1 Minute Review

Moomoo is a commission-free mobile trading app available on Apple, Google and Windows devices. A subsidiary of Futu Holdings Ltd., it’s backed by venture capital affiliates of Matrix, Sequoia, and Tencent (NASDAQ: FUTU). Securities offered by Futu Inc., regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Moomoo is another great alternative for Robinhood. This is an outstanding trading platform if you want to dive deep into smart trading. It offers impressive trading tools and opportunities for both new and advanced traders, including advanced charting, pre and post-market trading, international trading, research and analysis tools, and most popular of all, free Level 2 quotes.

Get started right away by downloading Moomoo to your phone, tablet or another mobile device.

Best For
  • Cost-conscious traders
  • Novice traders
  • Active/Advanced traders
Pros
  • Free Level 2 market data for all users who open an account
  • Commission-free trading in over 5,000 different stocks and ETFs
  • Over 8,000 different stocks that can be sold short
  • $0 contract fee for trading options, no commission either
  • Strong market data and analysis tools with over 50 technical indicators
  • Access trading and quotes in pre-market (4 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET) and post-market hours (4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET)
  • No minimum deposit to open an account.
  • Active trading community with more than 100,000 app users
Cons
  • No phone or chat support

Features to Look for in Communication Services Stock

  • Shareholders’ equity or book value: Book value is the difference between the company’s assets and its liabilities (including the value of any preferred stock that the company has issued). Book value per share is the number most investors are interested in.

For stocks with a great long-term potential, consider a book value per share that isn’t out of line with that of similar companies in the same sector.

  • Return on equity. This is a company’s net profit after tax deduction divided by the book value. It shows how much a company is drawing on the stockholders’ stake in the stock. If the return on equity shows consistent growth, the stock’s price will exhibit long-term strength. A steady return in equity of more than 15% may indicate a company that knows how to manage itself properly.
  • A leader in its sector: A company gains several advantages by being No. 1 or 2 in its primary sector. An industry leader can influence pricing instead of merely reacting to what others do. It also has a bigger market presence – new products have a higher chance of being accepted.

Your New Safe Haven

A majority of companies in the communication sector depend heavily on recurring revenue, while others like Google and Facebook earn from advertising. The 5G rollout expected to increase network speeds means communication service companies will continue to create demand and growth potential.

If you’ve found the best stocks and aren’t sure what to do next, be sure to read Benzinga’s Best Online Brokerages.

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