Why You Need AT&T Inc. (T) On Your Watchlist


AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) saw a downside of -0.68% to close Monday at $19.10 after subtracting -$0.13 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 37,546,160 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $19.57 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 33,889,148 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 37,580,719.

T’s 1-month performance is 5.70% or $0.79 on its low of $18.19 reached on 12/28/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $14.46 and high of $21.53, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/06/23. YTD, T has achieved 3.75% or $0.69 and has reached a new high 3 times. However, the current price is down -11.29% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

T stock has a beta of 0.59. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.03 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.12, with the price to cash flow ratio at 89.56.

AT&T Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 0.50, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.60. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.01, while the total debt to equity was 1.06. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 56.20%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $23.35 billion against revenue of $168.86 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 1.82% to $5.98 billion, while revenue of $4.11 billion was 31.32% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected T to announce $0.61 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.68, representing a 11.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $10.53 billion. T stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 286.49 billion, with total debt at $160.6 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $7.13 billion.

Let’s look briefly at AT&T Inc. (T) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 23 January was 50.72% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 18.65%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $19.12, reflecting a -2.30% or -$0.45 change from its current price. T is currently trading +5.23% above its 20-day SMA, +7.42% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +2.85% and SMA200 by+5.93%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 53.40% and 54.58% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.37. The RSI (14) points at 52.42%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 50.00% with the period’s ATR at 0.37. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.18 and -0.13 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Wells Fargo upgraded it to an Overweight rating. They previously had an Equal weight rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for T stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 3 brokerage advisors rate T as a “sell,”, while 12 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 11 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is T’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $9.00 and a high of $25.00, with their median price target at $20.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for AT&T Inc. (T) stock is $20.39.


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