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How to buy AT-and-T stock

Learn how to easily invest in AT-and-T stock.

AT&T Inc (T) is a leading telecom services business based in the US. It opened the day at $24.72 after a previous close of $24.78. During the day the price has varied from a low of $24.57 to a high of $24.83. The latest price was $24.60 (25 minute delay). AT-and-T is listed on the NYSE and employs 214,840 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How has coronavirus impacted AT-and-T's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AT-and-T's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last close price was $24.60, which is 36.19% down on its pre-crash value of $38.55 and 6.02% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $26.08.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of AT-and-T shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $724.40 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $665.68.

AT-and-T stock price (NYSE: T)

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AT-and-T shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Open$24.72
High$24.83
Low$24.57
Close$24.60
Previous close$24.78
Change $-0.18
Change % -0.7264%
Volume 45,021,229
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$21.58 - $31.99
50-day moving average $24.68
200-day moving average $27.40
Wall St. target price$30.30
PE ratio 206.2791
Dividend yield $2.08 (7.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.13

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AT-and-T price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.6 from 2022-01-24

1 week (2022-01-18) -9.92%
1 month (2021-12-23) -1.09%
3 months (2021-10-25) -4.06%
6 months (2021-07-23) -12.61%
1 year (2021-01-25) -15.49%
2 years (2020-01-24) -36.10%
3 years (2019-01-25) 30.66
5 years (2017-01-25) 41.39

Is AT-and-T stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing AT-and-T stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AT-and-T's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AT-and-T's P/E ratio

AT-and-T's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 206x. In other words, AT-and-T shares trade at around 206x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

AT-and-T's PEG ratio

AT-and-T's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.1269. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AT-and-T's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AT-and-T's EBITDA

AT-and-T's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $53 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AT-and-T's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AT-and-T financials

Revenue TTM $173.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.63%
Gross profit TTM $91.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.72%
Return on equity TTM 1.37%
Profit margin 0.67%
Book value $22.94
Market capitalisation $190 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

AT-and-T's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like AT-and-T.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

AT-and-T's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AT-and-T's overall score of 24.57 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AT-and-T is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

AT-and-T's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.35/100

AT-and-T's environmental score of 8.35 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AT-and-T is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

AT-and-T's social score

Social score: 15.4/100

AT-and-T's social score of 15.4 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AT-and-T is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

AT-and-T's governance score

Governance score: 14.32/100

AT-and-T's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AT-and-T is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

AT-and-T's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AT-and-T scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that AT-and-T hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

AT&T Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.57
Total ESG percentile 25.2
Environmental score 8.35
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 15.4
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 14.32
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 3

AT-and-T share dividends

62%

Dividend payout ratio: 61.72% of net profits

Recently AT-and-T has paid out, on average, around 61.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.82% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AT-and-T shareholders could enjoy a 7.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AT-and-T's case, that would currently equate to about $2.08 per share.

AT-and-T's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

AT-and-T's most recent dividend payout was on 31 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AT-and-T's shares ever split?

AT-and-T's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 March 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AT-and-T shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AT-and-T shares which in turn could have impacted AT-and-T's share price.

AT-and-T share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AT-and-T's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.5815 up to $31.9875. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

T.US volatility(beta: 0.68)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AT-and-T's is 0.6792. This would suggest that AT-and-T's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AT-and-T overview

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunication, media, and technology services worldwide. The company operates through Communications, WarnerMedia, and Latin America segments. The Communications segment offers wireless voice and data communications services; video and targeted advertising services; broadband, including fiber, and legacy telephony internet and voice communication; and wireline telecom services. It also sells handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, wireless data cards, and IP-based set-top boxes, as well as various accessories, such as carrying cases and hands-free devices through the company-owned stores, agents, and third-party retail stores. This segment markets its communications services and products under the AT&T, Cricket, AT&T PREPAIDSM, AT&T TV, AT&T Fiber, and DIRECTV brand names. The WarnerMedia segment primarily produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes home entertainment products in physical and digital formats; and produces and distributes mobile and console games, and consumer products, as well as offers brand licensing services, and advertising services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of AT-and-T is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.093% of AT-and-T shares are held by insiders and 53.756% by institutions.
How many people work for AT-and-T?
Latest data suggests 214,840 work at AT-and-T.
When does the fiscal year end for AT-and-T?
AT-and-T's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is AT-and-T based?
AT-and-T's address is: 208 South Akard Street, Dallas, TX, United States, 75202
What is AT-and-T's ISIN number?
AT-and-T's international securities identification number is: US00206R1023
What is AT-and-T's CUSIP number?
AT-and-T's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 00206R102

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