Its 19 million direct subscribers for broadband services tops rival AT&T, although its footprint in network services is not as far-reaching as Verizon and AT&T. Comcast’s content, including NBC television, marks a transition that could slow its dividend growth as it absorbs acquisition costs.
Dividend outlook: This huge cash generator has plenty to fund content investments and dividends. Its dividend now, in this transition period, is just 1.9 percent.
One-year stock price appreciation: 40 percent
Next: Sprint/Dish or Softbank