Windstream Holdings, Inc.’s (WIN - Free Report) business segment, Windstream Enterprise, announced recently that it will highlight its Power of One solution at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), which is being held in Houston from Jun 18 to 21.
Notably, HITEC is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. It offers a unique combination of top-notch education and brings together the brightest minds and latest technologies from across the globe to one place.
Power of One Solution to Improve Guest Experience
Nowadays, guests have high expectations from hoteliers as they demand an enriching experience in exchange for their loyalty. In this regard, Windstream Enterprise’s Power of One program promises to enhance the overall guest experience. It is a suite of vertically aligned and cloud-based network solutions aimed at assisting hoteliers.
In fact, the Power of One recognizes the increasing challenges in the hospitality industry. It assists hoteliers with technology partners that can help them anticipate and thrive in an environment where guests’ needs are evolving. Additionally, the solution simplifies the work of elevating the guest experience by providing the network infrastructure and tools to assist in having a superior level of guest satisfaction.
Meanwhile, Windstream Enterprise’s SD-WAN provides a highly reliable and diverse connectivity. Windstream Enterprise offers solutions specifically designed for the hospitality industry such as hospitality’s Virtual PBX, industry-leading Wi-Fi and contact center services. In addition, it provides complementary network and communications solutions including integrated network security, and access, transport and business continuity solutions.
Share Price Performance
Windstream Holdings is realigning its wireless network toward a software-centric model to meet increasing business demands and customer needs. The company is also transforming its product portfolio and network to improve its customer experience. Furthermore, Windstream Holdings has made significant investment to upgrade its network and product portfolio.
However, shares of the company have underperformed the industry in the past three months. The stock has lost 20% compared with the industry’s decline of 2.8%.
Zacks Rank and Key Picks
Windstream currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Better-ranked stocks in the broader industry include Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL - Free Report) , Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI - Free Report) and Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (UBNT - Free Report) . While Comtech sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Motorola and Ubiquiti carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Comtech has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 5%. The company surpassed earnings estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, the average being 123.7%.
Motorola has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 8%. The company exceeded earnings estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, the average being 12.1%.
Ubiquiti has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 18.6%. The company outpaced earnings estimates thrice in the trailing four quarters, with an average positive surprise of 8.9%.
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