Hot Watch List: BCE Inc. (USA) (NYSE:BCE), Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI), Swisscom (OTCMKTS:SCMWY)

BCE Inc. (USA) (NYSE:BCE) is based in Verdun, Quebec, and was previously known as Bell Canada Enterprises. The company provides land-line phone service, satellite television, broadband Internet and data services. BCE’s stock has a dividend yield of 4.87%, based on a quarterly payout of 56.37 cents. The annual payout of $2.25 is up 58% from the company’s total regular dividends paid during 2009. Smith’s claim that BCE’s dividend growth has “doubled” that of Verizon is true if we look back five years, since Verizon’s payout grew by only 14% over the same period BCE Inc. (USA) (NYSE:BCE) stock performance was 0.30% in last session and finished the day at $46.27. Traded volume was 365,332.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 634.22K shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.59.

VODAFONE Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD)’s disclosure of wiretapping on its network worldwide could lead technology and phone companies to reveal how much access governments want to phone calls, data and e-mails.Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) dropped -0.23 percent to $34.87 Monday on volume of 5.31million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $34.74 to $35.05. Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) has a market capitalization of $92.20billion.

Netflix will ease up a finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)’s stock on June 09, 2014 reported a increase of 0.30% to the closing price of $49.57. Its fifty two weeks range is $45.08 -$51.94. The total market capitalization recorded $205.28billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 10.14million shares. In its share capital, VZ has 4.14billion outstanding shares.

Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE:TI) has announced that customers will be able to watch the entire 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on their smartphones and tablets via the TIMvision on-demand TV service for EUR 39, a price that includes all the corresponding mobile data. The offer is part of the agreement signed between Telecom Italia and Sky Italia in November and allows TIM customers to watch all 64 matches of the World Cup on the move (56 live and 8 in deferred mode).On Monday, shares of Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE:TI) dropped -0.07% to close the day at $13.36. Company return on investment (ROI) is 1.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as 2.69%. Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE:TI) quarterly revenue growth is 16.38%.

Swisscom AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:SCMWY)’s data center in Bern-Wankdorf (no sniggering at the back!) has been awarded Tier IV Design Certification by the Uptime Institute, the first in Switzerland to be so feted. The Uptime Institute defines and certifies four operator classes (Tier Levels I to IV), covering elements such as power supply, air-conditioning systems, and the corresponding control technology. Swisscom AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:SCMWY) stock performance was -0.35% in last session and finished the day at $59.19. Traded volume was 5,872.00million shares in the last session. The beta of the stock remained 0.53.