The shares pay a $.25 quarterly dividend, resulting in a remarkable yield of 7.17% at the current price. This stock has not been a shining star during our phenomenal telecom rally, but after formation of a double bottom in January and July, it appears a new uptrend could be getting under way. WIN recently reported a nice earnings increase and a sharp rise in broadband subscribers. Their earnings may be sufficient to continue paying the dividend but that is an open question.
NYSE does not give a beta for the stock (I believe they use three years of data). Google Finance says the beta is 1.00 and Yahoo Finance says the beta is 1.27. WIN is definitely more volatile than T or VZ.
The prospect for continued growth of WIN’s earnings is murky at best. The recent rally hasn’t shown convincing volume, and it may be losing momentum. A pullback wouldn’t be surprising. However, that might be a good opportunity to buy WIN as a speculation. There has been some recent insider buying.
WIN 1-yr chart: