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AT&T Inc. (T)

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  • Fri, Apr. 17, 3:40 PM
    • AT&T (NYSE:T) is a dividend stalwart, yielding 5.7%, but Morningstar DividendInvestor Editor Josh Peters dropped it from his model portfolio in favor of lower-yielding Verizon (NYSE:VZ).
    • He's willing to swap for Verizon's 4.5% yield because the "quality, the safety of the dividend, and the growth of the dividend and the total return it will drive are superior."
    • He lost some patience with AT&T's wandering outside of core business rather than sticking to its knitting and growing the dividend faster than 2%. Verizon is focused on U.S. wireless with better capital allocation, he says.
    • Coverage plays a part as well: "Verizon is covering its dividend 1.5 times with free cash flow. AT&T is just barely covering its dividend now with free cash."
    • Josh Peters video interview
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  • Fri, Mar. 27, 2:14 PM
    • AT&T (NYSE:T) declares $0.47/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 5.74%
    • Payable May 1; for shareholders of record April 10; ex-div April 8.
    | 50 Comments
  • Wed, Jan. 28, 1:18 PM
    • AT&T (NYSE:T) is up 1% today after meeting EPS estimates lowered by a mobile price war -- while many investors looked past revenue growth and talk of business diversification to maintaining the company's high dividend yield.
    • The company committed to a lower capex of about $18B for 2015, and it notes a reduction in capex will bring a reduced trailing expense that will help with margins as well as free cash flow.
    • AT&T raised its quarterly dividend to $0.47 in December, good for a 5.7% forward yield -- which looks better if interest rates remain low or go lower.
    • AT&T "represents a tug-of-war between fundamental investors vs. income-oriented investors," says Morgan Stanley's Simon Flannery. "With the 10-year treasury bond at around 1.8%, AT&T is the highest yield in the Dow Jones."
    • New guidance is likely to come after the DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) acquisition closes sometime in H1 2015.
    • Previously: AT&T sees "continued" revenue growth and expanding margins (Jan. 27 2015)
    | 7 Comments
  • Dec. 19, 2014, 1:34 PM
    • AT&T (NYSE:T) declares $0.47/share quarterly dividend, 2.2% increase from prior dividend of $0.46.
    • Forward yield 5.61%
    • Payable Feb. 2; for shareholders of record Jan. 9; ex-div Jan. 7.
    | 29 Comments
  • Sep. 26, 2014, 1:01 PM
    • AT&T  (NYSE:T) declares $0.46/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 5.24%
    • Payable Nov. 3; for shareholders of record Oct. 10; ex-div Oct. 8.
    | 6 Comments
  • Jun. 27, 2014, 12:48 PM
    • AT&T Inc. (T) declares $0.46/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 5.23%
    • Payable Aug. 1; for shareholders of record July 10; ex-div July 8.
    | 9 Comments
  • Mar. 28, 2014, 2:02 PM
    • AT&T Inc. (T) declares $0.46/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 5.28%
    • Payable May 1; for shareholders of record April 10; ex-div April 7.
    | 13 Comments
  • Dec. 13, 2013, 1:53 PM
    • AT&T Inc. (T) declares $0.46/share quarterly dividend, 2.2% increase from prior dividend of $0.45.
    • Forward yield 5.46%
    • Payable Feb. 3; for shareholders of record Jan 10; ex-div Jan 8.
    | 11 Comments
  • Sep. 27, 2013, 2:14 PM
    • AT&T Inc. (T) declares $0.45/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 5.32%
    • Payable Nov. 1; for shareholders of record Oct. 10; ex-div Oct. 8.
    | 9 Comments
  • Jun. 28, 2013, 1:30 PM
    AT&T (T) declares $0.45/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 5.07% For shareholders of record July 10. Payable August 1. Ex-div date July 8. (PR)
    | 5 Comments
  • Apr. 1, 2013, 9:55 AM
    AT&T (T) declares $0.45/share quarterly dividend, in line with prior. Forward yield 4.88%. For shareholders of record Apr. 10. Payable May 01. Ex-div date Apr. 08. (PR)
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  • Mar. 31, 2013, 11:33 AM
    What makes a good share buyback? Barron's cites four factors: i) Shares are in a downtrend. ii) It's a long-term strategy and not a short-term fix ( = >1% share count reduction/quarter). iii) Shares are cheap based on price-to-book. iv) The company has a rising dividend. The stocks that pass the test? Wellpoint (WLP), Seagate (STX), Western Union (WU) and AT&T (T).
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  • Nov. 7, 2012, 8:54 AM
    AT&T Corp (T) declares $0.45/share quarterly dividend, 2.3% increase from prior dividend of $0.44. For shareholders of record Jan 10. Payable Feb. 1. Ex-div Jan 8. (PR)
    | 6 Comments
  • Sep. 28, 2012, 1:48 PM
    AT&T (T) declares $0.44/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 4.64%. For shareholders of record Oct 10. Payable Nov 01. Ex-div date Oct 08. (PR)
    | 4 Comments
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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.