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AT&T Inc. (T)

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 10:18 AM
    A J.D. Power study finds Verizon (VZ) to be the most reliable wireless carrier in the vast majority of the U.S.; AT&T (T), by contrast, is placed "at or close to the bottom" of rankings for much of the country. Verizon is hoping its reputation for superior coverage and reliability will help the company's premium pricing strategy succeed.
    | Aug. 26, 2011, 10:18 AM | Comment!
  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:09 PM
    Samsung (SSNLF.PK) reportedly plans to sell its popular Galaxy S II smartphone in the U.S. via AT&T (T), Sprint (S), and T-Mobile - but not Verizon (VZ). At first glance, this is good news for Motorola (MMI) and HTC (HTCCF.PK), and incrementally so for Apple (AAPL). But it's possible Verizon's just waiting for Samsung's rumored 4G Celox phone to arrive.
    | Aug. 25, 2011, 2:09 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:26 AM
    The FCC yesterday asked AT&T (T) for more details on why it needs to buy T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) following the accidental disclosure that AT&T could expand its high-speed wireless service to 97% of the U.S. for less than a tenth of the $39B it would pay for T-Mobile.
    | Aug. 25, 2011, 4:26 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:35 AM
    Analysts find mostly good news but some bad in the report that Sprint (S -0.7%) will sell the new iPhone (AAPL). Wells Fargo: "With an iPhone in its arsenal, S’s value message will continue to resonate with customers - especially vs. T and VZ." But "be careful what you wish for," Baird says, citing pressure on Sprint’s EBITDA given "upfront iPhone subsidy costs."
    | Aug. 24, 2011, 10:35 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 19, 2011, 12:47 PM
    MHR Capital continues to take a bigger stake in Leap Wireless (LEAP +0.2%), adding another 1.9M shares this week to its tally according to a SEC filing. Fellow-shareholder Pentwater Capital is trying to block the investment firm - co-founded by LEAP's chairman - from taking a controlling interest.
    | Aug. 19, 2011, 12:47 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 19, 2011, 11:09 AM
    Do we finally have confirmation on the iPhone 5's (AAPL) launch date? Corroborating recent reports of an Oct. 7 launch, BGR claims an AT&T (T) VP has "confirmed to several employees" the next iPhone will launch in October. The device is expected to feature the iPad 2's A5 chip, and perhaps also a larger display and 8-megapixel camera.
    | Aug. 19, 2011, 11:09 AM | 3 Comments
  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:53 PM
    The Yankee Group joins Sprint (S) in bashing the AT&T/T-Mobile (T) merger: the research firm believes any benefits T-Mobile customers might receive from better coverage will be outweighed by higher prices and less consumer choice going forward. It also notes the combined company would have 50%+ market share in certain metro areas.
    | Aug. 17, 2011, 2:53 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:02 PM
    Shareholder Pentwater Capital takes steps to block MHR Capital from taking over Leap Wireless (LEAP +4.9%). In a letter to the the pre-paid carrier's board, Pentwater is requesting a rule be instituted preventing anyone from buying more than 27.5% equity without approval of the shareholders.
    | Aug. 17, 2011, 2:02 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:35 AM
    Mobile analytics firm Validas estimates data consumption by AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) smartphone owners grew 116% and 150%, respectively, over the last 6 months - likely fueled by soaring iPhone and Android sales, and higher mobile video usage. ERIC, JNPR, FFIV, and ALLT are some of the names that stand to gain from higher capex to support mobile data services.
    | Aug. 17, 2011, 11:35 AM | Comment!
  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:19 AM
    Six cheap dividend champions Ben Graham might have liked, or so thinks Becca Lipman: Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), AT&T (T), Aflac (AFL), Black Hills (BKH), CenturyLink (CTL). Each has increased dividends for 25 straight years, and appears undervalued according to "the Graham number."
    | Aug. 17, 2011, 11:19 AM | Comment!
  • Aug. 12, 2011, 2:44 PM
    Sprint Nextel (S +1.6%) cancels plans to sell a version of the BlackBerry PlayBook on its 4G network. The decision means Research In Motion (RIMM +0.7%) has yet to find any support for its tablet from the three top U.S. wireless carriers, while the iPad (AAPL) is advertised and supported by both AT&T (T) and Verizon Wireless (VZ), and it's displayed prominently in stores.
    | Aug. 12, 2011, 2:44 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 11, 2011, 6:13 PM
    WSJ reports AT&T (T) has hired Bank of America (BAC) to advise on possible divestitures to help smooth the way for regulators to approve the T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) deal. The exact amount would depend on what regulators ask for, but could be around $8B.
    | Aug. 11, 2011, 6:13 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 11, 2011, 3:14 PM
    With bank CDs and government bonds paying a pittance, the value of large-cap stock dividends becomes even more compelling, Hale Stewart writes. Check out the latest dividend yields of these Dow stocks: T 6.28%, VZ 5.94%, MRK 5.1%, PFE 5.04%, INTC 4.37%, GE 4.24%, JNJ 3.87%, PG 3.74%, DD 3.66%, HD 3.65%.
    | Aug. 11, 2011, 3:14 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:58 PM
    Viewers are canceling or forgoing cable and satellite TV subscriptions in record numbers, according to an analysis of quarterly earnings reports, but it's not clear how much of the decline is caused by people adjusting to tough economic times or if they're watching cheap internet video. Analysts place the number cutting the cable cord during Q2 at 380K-450K.
    | Aug. 10, 2011, 1:58 PM | 6 Comments
  • Aug. 9, 2011, 3:06 PM
    The FCC will jointly look at AT&T's (T) proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, and of $1.9B in spectrum from Qualcomm (QCOM). This is arguably a negative for AT&T, since it suggests the FCC has no interest in quickly rubber-stamping the T-Mobile deal, and wants to look at its broader implications for the competitive landscape.
    | Aug. 9, 2011, 3:06 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:11 AM
    Cablevision (CVC) drops 10% after reporting Q2 results that fell short of expectations. The Street might be particularly bothered by a 27K sequential decline in video subscribers, and a mere 5K gain in broadband subscribers - another indication of strong competition from VZ and T. Time Warner Cable (TWC) also fell after announcing Q2 results. (PR)
    | Aug. 9, 2011, 11:11 AM | Comment!
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Company Description
AT&T Inc, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The Company has three reportable segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other.