Telecoms Flat on Growth Bets -- Telecoms Roundup

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Shares of telecommunications companies were flat as traders bet the sector would eke out growth whatever the economic backdrop.

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Optimism is building around the sector in light of "5G" network upgrades and an anticipated "Supercycle" around the latest iPhone model.

Several rounds of negative developments, including a price war and competition from streaming services, have left major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon with low price-to-earnings multiples that could make them a good buy, said analysts at brokerage MoffettNathanson.

Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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May 30, 2017 16:59 ET (20:59 GMT)