SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

September 16, 2011 08:16 ET

Telecom Dividends Maintain Safe Haven Appeal

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Windstream and AT&T

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 16, 2011) - The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Domestic Telecom Industry and provides equity research on Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ: WIN) and AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

With the VIX volatility index pushing towards record levels over the last month, long term investors have turned their attention to safe haven plays. Investors usually count on dividend paying stocks during hectic times in the market believing in the company's security and real earnings power. Additionally, when interest rates get as low as they currently are, the return on dividends can far exceed that of bonds.

The domestic telecom sector is renowned for some of the highest yields on Wall Street Even during the recession, while many companies cut their dividend payments, most telecoms did not due to the stable revenues telecoms generate. Many domestic telecoms are seeking expansion and are fighting for government subsidies to provide broadband service to underserved markets. With the large landmass of the United States, some 20 million Americans in rural areas are still without access to broadband internet.

The Paragon Report provides investors with an excellent first step in their due diligence by providing daily trading ideas, and consolidating the public information available on them. For more investment research on the Domestic Telecom industry register with us free at and get exclusive access to our numerous stock reports and industry newsletters.

Windstream Corporation provides IP-based voice and data services, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosting services and communication systems to businesses and government agencies. Last month the company announced that it now offers Internet speeds of 10 Mbps down/2 Mbps up, 24 Mbps down/2 Mbps up and 24 Mbps down/4 Mbps up to small business customers. Windstream argues that expanded upload and download speeds "are critical for businesses to increase productivity and manage large data files." Currently Windstream pays an annual dividend of one dollar per share for a hefty yield of 7.9 percent.

AT&T pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share for a yield of around 6.2 percent. The company recently announced that it plans to launch three new 4G phones from Samsung and HTC.

The Paragon Report has not been compensated by any of the above-mentioned publicly traded companies. Paragon Report is compensated by other third party organizations for advertising services. We act as an independent research portal and are aware that all investment entails inherent risks. Please view the full disclaimer at