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  • AT&T: A Success Story
    Equity Watch Yesterday, 3:29 AM 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Company driving its top line by steadily adding subscribers.
    • Impressive pricing initiatives and device financing plan will remain key drivers for T’s wireless segment’s top-line growth.
    • Long-term benefits from growth initiatives make T’s future outlook quite promising.
    • Cash generation from long-term growth initiatives will support sustainability of T’s dividends.
  • Growth All Around As AT&T Gets Ready To Release Second Quarter Results
    investec Tue, Jul. 8 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Q2 earnings later in the month will beat analyst expectations because of solid subscriber momentum.
    • T’s healthy dividend yield is well supported by strong balance sheet and hefty cash flows.
    • Increased demand for data will continue to drive growth in the future.
  • High-Yielding AT&T Is Making Me Anxious
    Abba's Aces Sat, Jun. 28 79 Comments

    Summary

    • The stock has been relatively flat since announcing the DirecTV deal in mid-May.
    • The dividend is a healthy 5.2%.
    • Paying more for next year's earnings estimates when compared to the trailing twelve month earnings is what makes me anxious.
  • AT&T: A Junk Bond In Equity Clothing
    Anthony Ruben Thu, Jun. 26 79 Comments

    Summary

    • Dividend is essentially a junk bond (without the priority).
    • Competition is intense and capital spending requirements are very high.
    • EPS growth is low.
  • AT&T: Opportunity Lurks In Dangerous Places
    David Alton Clark Tue, Jun. 24 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Several major catalysts have occurred recently that could have a major impact on AT&T’s future.
    • The stock has begun to trail off in recent days and is now resting on the 50 day SMA, creating a potentially ideal entry point in the stock.
    • With earnings due to be announced in less than one month and the DirecTV deal in the works this may be your last chance to buy in at this level.
  • AT&T: What If You Bought At Market Highs?
    Tradevestor Sun, Jun. 22 77 Comments

    Summary

    • Stocks are at all-time highs but most investors feel the urge to invest their money somewhere.
    • With the Fed's statement about interest rates, stocks look even more attractive.
    • What's likely to happen if an investor buys shares in AT&T right now?
  • U-verse Is The Regulatory Key To The Proposed AT&T/DirecTV Merger
    Armand Musey Fri, Jun. 20 9 Comments

    Summary

    • For the AT&T/DIRECTV merger to succeed, it likely will need to offer significant evidence that it will not slow its investment in new broadband deployment, particularly U-verse.
    • AT&T is emphasizing its potential savings on programming savings.
    • But regulators’ eyes are going to be on the potential CapX savings that could slow the country’s broadband deployment.
  • AT&T: Compelling Even Without Growth
    F.A.S.T. Graphs Wed, Jun. 18 62 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T is one of the largest and most recognized companies in the world.
    • Due to its size, the overall expected growth prospects are rightfully subdued.
    • Yet this fact alone does not preclude AT&T from being a reasonable investment opportunity.
  • AT&T: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity In A High-Yielding Stock
    Arie Goren Tue, Jun. 17 17 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T has a record of 30 years of uninterrupted dividend payments; its dividend yield is very high at 5.25%.
    • AT&T stock is ranked first among all S&P 500 stocks according to the "ValueRank" powerful ranking system.
    • AT&T has compelling valuation metrics; its EV/EBITDA ratio is very low at 5.48.
  • Why AT&T Is In My Retirement Portfolio
    Regarded Solutions Tue, Jun. 17 69 Comments

    Summary

    • The stock always has a compelling dividend yield and is a dividend champion.
    • The company is one of the world's largest telecom companies.
    • I consider the company a cash cow, and as long as folks buy telecom tech, it will continue to be.
  • Should Investors Worry About The AT&T-DirecTV Deal?
    Quick Pen Sun, Jun. 15 5 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T has made a $48.5 billion acquisition proposal to DirecTV.
    • The move will help AT&T strengthen its bundled services and compete with Comcast.
    • The proposed deal needs to receive a go-head signal from the FCC and the Department of Justice. The regulators are skeptical about big deals as they threat competition.
  • AT&T Is Set To Grow
    IAEResearch Wed, Jun. 11 8 Comments

    Summary

    • The growth in U-Verse and the expansion over the next few months will result in solid growth from the segment.
    • The DirecTV acquisition will allow the company to grow its footprint in the segment.
    • The consumer survey shows that there is room for AT&T to grow its footprint in two regions.
  • AT&T: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth
    David Alton Clark Fri, Jun. 6 22 Comments

    Summary

    • There are numerous positive and negative developments with regard to the current state of affairs for AT&T.
    • This has caused a tremendous debate to ensue regarding the company's future.
    • I have employed the use of Benjamin Franklin's famed decision-making technique to analyze the current state of affairs to come to a conclusion.
  • Google Invests In Satellites: A Sign Of Decay In Old Line Telecom Players?
    Casual Analyst Wed, Jun. 4 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Google satellite venture is a shot across the bow to traditional telecom companies.
    • Satellite and telecommunications technology today is much improved compared to prior satellite efforts.
    • Old line telecommunication are starting to cede considerable ground with their inability to come up with innovative solutions.
  • AT&T: 5 Reasons We Are Interested Again
    Tradevestor Tue, Jun. 3 47 Comments

    Summary

    • Wireless division seems to be gaining steam and analyst estimates are going up.
    • End of the year dividend increase might be more than the usual 2% to 3%.
    • The stock is still attractive, especially if you believe a pullback is due.
  • AT&T: A Golden Dividend Opportunity Is Never Offered Twice
    David Alton Clark Tue, Jun. 3 72 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T now has the highest dividend yield of all the DOW Blue Chip stocks and is presently trading at a discount to its peers and the industry.
    • The downtrend in the stock has reversed marked by the golden cross. This has created a buying opportunity. The company has several catalysts which should spur the stock higher.
    • Dividend investors should strike while the iron is hot. AT&T is a model stock for income investors providing both a 5% yield and the potential for capital gains.
  • AT&T: Dialed In Or Disconnected?
    Sure Dividend Mon, Jun. 2 55 Comments

    Summary

    • Shareholders of AT&T can expect a CAGR of 10% to 11.5% going forward.
    • AT&T yields over 5%.
    • The company’s smartphone subscriber base grew 10% in 2013 and over 19% in 2012.
    • AT&T recently announced it will purchase DirecTV.
    • AT&T posted 3.6% revenue growth in the first quarter of 2014.
  • AT&T's Dividend Safety
    Jesse Bellet Thu, May. 29 4 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T has a $183 billion market cap and a 5.2% dividend yield.
    • The first quarter of 2014 showed free cash flow of $3 billion, dividends of $2.4 billion and $1.2 billion of share repurchases.
    • The company continues to see an increasing number of postpaid subscribers select smartphones rather than feature phones.
  • AT&T And The $56 Billion Pension
    Jesse Bellet Tue, May. 27 29 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T has a market cap of $183 billion and is responsible for $56 billion in pension assets (at FYE 12/31/13).
    • AT&T faces an issue many older companies do: providing benefits to workers who are not currently productive.
    • Newer companies can be more nimble and focused without having to concern themselves with discount rates and investment returns.
    • In FY 13, a change in the discount rate and the strong stock market added about $7 billion to income, although this was a non-cash item.
  • What I Am Doing With My AT&T/DirecTV Shares
    Alexander J. Poulos Tue, May. 27 38 Comments

    Summary

    • The combined entity will increase AT&T cash flow which should lead to a higher dividend.
    • The "New AT&T" would become my largest holding which I am not comfortable with.
    • I am looking to replace DIRECTV with another company that generates a large amount of free cash flow.
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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.