This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

10 BRIC Stocks for 2012: SOHU on Top

5. Mobile Tele Systems (MTS) (MBT - Get Report) is a Russia-based telecommunication provider offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services. Including its subsidiaries, the company services more than 100 million mobile subscribers. MBT has been awarded GSM licenses in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus, a region that boasts a total population of more than 230 million.

Of the 21 analysts covering the stock, 71% recommend it as a buy and 29% it rate a hold. Analysts' average 12-month price target for the stock is $21.07, about 45.1% higher than the current price, according to a Bloomberg consensus.

For the 2011 third quarter, MBT reported revenue of $3.27 billion, growing 12.5% from $2.91 billion in the same quarter the previous year. Net profit stood at $361.8 million for the quarter and diluted EPS was 18 cents at the end of the quarter.

The ARPU of MTS reached $9.06 in the third quarter of 2011, increasing 6.84% from $8.48 in same quarter of 2010. The MOU also grew 11.5% to 272 in the third quarter vs. 244 in the third quarter of 2010.

MTS and Samsung jointly announced the launch of Samsung Smart TV sets and Blu-ray players with built-in access to multimedia entertainment portal, which is an interactive store with a great selection of legal video content from MTS.

Recently, MTS' subsidiaries completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in CJSC Sistema-Inventure, which directly owns 29% of ordinary shares of Moscow City Telephone Network. Sistema-Inventure was acquired from JSFC Sistema.

6 of 10

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
BIDU $210.75 1.10%
BRFS $19.97 0.96%
ERJ $30.62 -0.44%
MBT $10.33 2.30%
NTES $107.10 1.70%


DOW 17,698.18 -77.94 -0.44%
S&P 500 2,059.69 -8.20 -0.40%
NASDAQ 4,880.2280 -20.6570 -0.42%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs