AT&T (T) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Media coverage about AT&T (NYSE:T) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AT&T earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.2473028101543 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several analysts recently issued reports on T shares. Macquarie reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on shares of AT&T in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of AT&T in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Vetr lowered AT&T from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.69 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised AT&T from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Standpoint Research initiated coverage on AT&T in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.41.

AT&T (T) traded up $0.54 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $34.87. The stock had a trading volume of 26,453,909 shares, compared to its average volume of 24,753,195. The company has a market cap of $210,751.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.77 and a beta of 0.42. AT&T has a 1-year low of $32.55 and a 1-year high of $43.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 1.60.

AT&T (NYSE:T) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The technology company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.75 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $39.67 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.34 billion. AT&T had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 14.49%. AT&T’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.74 earnings per share. analysts expect that AT&T will post 2.93 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th were paid a $0.49 dividend. This represents a $1.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.62%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 6th. AT&T’s payout ratio is 94.69%.

In related news, Director Matthew K. Rose acquired 29,600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $33.75 per share, with a total value of $999,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $104,625. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.09% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About AT&T

AT&T Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world. The Company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility and International. The Company offers its services and products to consumers in the United States, Mexico and Latin America and to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide.

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