Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> January 14, 2013
U.S. Carriers Focus on Spectrum and Market Share
Christopher C. King is a Senior Telecom and Cable Services Analyst and Director at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., where he covers telecommunications and cable services firms. His current coverage universe consists of a focus on Latin American and emerging market wireless carriers, as well as rural local exchange carriers (RLECs) and the regional bell operating companies (RBOCs), in addition to several national independent wireless carriers and cable MSOs. Mr. King joined the Stifel Nicolaus Research Team in connection with Stifel’s acquisition of the Legg Mason Capital Markets Group in December of 2005. Mr. King joined the Legg Mason Telecommunications Equity Research team in January 2001. He was an equities Trader and fixed income Analyst with Wachovia Bank and Allfirst (Allied Irish) Bank, and for five years prior to joining Legg Mason/Stifel was a Financial Analyst with Allfirst in the company’s brokerage and capital markets groups. Mr. King’s professional awards include: 2011 number one Financial Times/StarMine Award Winner for Stock Picking in Wireless Telecommunications Services; 2010 number oneFinancial Times/StarMine Award Winner for Earnings Accuracy in Diversified Telecommunications Services; 2007 number seven Best U.S.-based Equity Research Analyst for Earnings Accuracy among over 3,400 sell-side analysts as ranked by StarMine/Forbes magazine and number one in Diversified Telecommunications Industry sector; 2007 number fourThe Wall Street Journal All-Star analyst for Stock-Picking Accuracy in Wireless Telecommunications; and 2006 number threeThe Wall Street Journal All-Star analyst for Stock-Picking Accuracy in Wireless Telecommunications. Mr. King has a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Maryland. Profile
TWST: You cover the wireless sector. Do you cover all the mobile providers?
Mr. King: I cover most of them, or at least the major ones. I do not cover some of the very small providers.