SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

March 09, 2011 08:46 ET

Frontier & Vodafone Focus on Investor Returns

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Frontier Communications & Vodafone Group

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - With the markets showing signs of volatility this month, investors are once again looking for safe havens. Dividend paying stocks traditionally get plenty of attention during hectic times in the market as investors rely on the company's stability and real earnings power. One of the more popular dividend plays is through companies in the telecom sector, as even during a recession telecommunication remains an essential service. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Telecom sector and provides research reports on Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) and Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ: VOD). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-03-FTR

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-03-VOD

Vodafone says that going forward, it is focused on improving shareholder returns through dividend payouts and recently issued a dividend per share growth policy of at least 7 percent per annum for the next three years. Currently the company pays an annual dividend of 91 cents for a yield of approximately 3.1 percent.

The Bedford Report releases regular market updates on the telecom sector so investors can stay ahead of the crowd and make the best investment decisions to maximize their returns. Take a few minutes to register with us free at www.bedfordreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous analyst reports and industry newsletters.

Frontier pays an annual dividend of 0.75 for a massive yield of around 9.2 percent. In late February, shares of Frontier took a noticeable hit after the company's fourth quarter earnings missed consensus analyst estimates. Frontier said it earned $46 million, or 5 cents per share, in the period, up from $4.4 million, or 1 cent per share, a year ago. The company paid a total of $186.3 million in dividend in the fourth quarter for a dividend payout of 88 percent of free cash flow.

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