How to buy AT&T (T) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in AT&T shares.

AT&T Inc (T) is a publicly traded telecom services business based in the US. It opened the day at $16.1 after a previous close of $16.24. During the day the price has varied from a low of $15.85 to a high of $16.13. The latest price was $16.01 (25 minute delay). AT&T is listed on the NYSE and employs 172,400 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AT&T

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: T in this case.
  5. Research AT&T shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AT&T shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 50x AT&T shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £3.69
£741.03 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.94
£750.28 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.37
£744.71 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.32
£756.66 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.74
£738.08 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.32
£740.66 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £19.05
£756.39 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.69
£741.03 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.72
£756.06 total
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AT&T share price (NYSE:T)

Use our graph to track the performance of T stocks over time.

AT&T price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $16.01

1 month (2022-08-23) -11.35%
3 months (2022-06-24) -23.73%
6 months (2022-03-24) -9.14%
1 year (2021-09-24) -21.87%
2 years (2020-09-24) -24.40%
3 years (2019-09-24) -43.29%
5 years (2017-09-22) -45.07%

Is it a good time to buy AT&T stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

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Is AT&T under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

AT&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 7x. In other words, AT&T shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

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

However, AT&T's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the telecom services industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

AT&T's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 15.911. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AT&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.

However, it's sensible to consider AT&T's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.


AT&T's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $52.5 billion (£48.4 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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&T.

Total ESG risk score

AT&T's total ESG risk: 24.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AT&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&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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare AT&T's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

AT&T's environmental score: 8.35/100

AT&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&T is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

AT&T's social score: 15.4/100

AT&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&T is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

AT&T's governance score: 14.32/100

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

Controversy score

AT&T's controversy score: 3/5

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

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

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&T shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-23.
Previous close$16.24
Change %-1.4163%
Information last updated 2022-09-20.
52-week range$15.7537 - $21.2475
50-day moving average$18.3154
200-day moving average$18.905
Wall St. target price$21.45
PE ratio7.4159
Dividend yield$1.595 (6.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.26

AT&T share dividends


Dividend yield: 6.63% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 6.63% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 51.95% of net profits

AT&T has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 6.63% of its share value annually.

AT&T has paid out, on average, around 51.95% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 6.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AT&T's case, that would currently equate to about $1.595 per share.

AT&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&T's most recent dividend payout was on 31 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

AT&T's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AT&T's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.7537 up to $21.2475. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

T.US volatility(beta: 0.61)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&T's is 0.6117. This would suggest that AT&T's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put AT&T's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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