30.53 +0.07 (0.23%)
After hours: 7:59PM EDT
Price Crosses Moving Average
|Bid||30.53 x 900|
|Ask||30.52 x 3100|
|Day's Range||30.15 - 30.55|
|52 Week Range||26.08 - 39.70|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.68|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.47|
|Earnings Date||Jul 23, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.08 (6.86%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jul 09, 2020|
|1y Target Est||33.64|
The rollout of superfast 5G wireless service has lifted the stocks of its hardware providers, but not those of the wireless operators that will offer it. (0941) (ticker: CHL) and (0788)(CHWRF) are leading the world in 5G deployment, says a team of Bernstein analysts. As an operator, China Mobile will enjoy a more supportive pricing environment than most, while China Tower should see new revenue as it installs 5G antennas.
In the current market session, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is trading at $30.40, after a 0.23% increase. However, over the past month, the stock fell by 5.41%, and in the past year, by 9.15%. Shareholders might be interested in knowing whether the stock is undervalued, even if the company is performing up to par in the current session.The stock is currently above from its 52 week low by 16.56%. Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for investors trying to diversify their portfolio with Telecom Services stocks, and capitalize on the lower share price observed over the year.The P/E ratio measures the current share price to the company's EPS. It is used by long-term investors to analyze the company's current performance against its past earnings, historical data and aggregate market data for the industry or the indices, such as S&P 500. A higher P/E indicates that investors expect the company to perform better in the future, and the stock is probably overvalued, but not necessarily. It also shows that investors are willing to pay a higher share price currently, because they expect the company to perform better in the upcoming quarters. This leads investors to also remain optimistic about rising dividends in the future.Depending on the particular phase of a business cycle, some industries will perform better than others.Compared to the aggregate P/E ratio of the 81.44 in the Telecom Services industry, AT&T Inc. has a lower P/E ratio of 15.47. Shareholders might be inclined to think that they might perform worse than its industry peers. It's also possible that the stock is undervalued.There are many limitations to price to earnings ratio. It is sometimes difficult to determine the nature of the earnings makeup of a company. Shareholders might not get what they're looking for, from trailing earnings.See more from Benzinga * Afternoon Market Stats in 5 Minutes(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
AT&T (T) will function as the backbone of Phillips 66's seamless connectivity solution with dedicated network capabilities using multi-access edge compute across the licensed spectrum.
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In the latest trading session, AT&T (T) closed at $30.32, marking a -0.56% move from the previous day.
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AT&T (NYSE: T) is giving new customers a break on certain wireless plans. The sprawling telecom announced on Monday that it has expanded a 25% discount program to include doctors, nurses, and teachers. According to AT&T, the discount could save customers as much as $50 per month on a four-line Unlimited Elite plan, as an example.
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is reportedly interested in buying the gaming unit of Warner Bros-owned AT&T Inc. (T) to ramp up the game-making capabilites of its Xbox devices.The Information reported on Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter, that AT&T hasn’t yet decided whether to sell the Interactive Entertainment gaming division that owns popular videogame “Mortal Kombat”.The interest comes as Microsoft is poised to announce a new lower-tier Xbox to accompany its upcoming console release of the Xbox Series X this fall.Reported on June 26, by The Verge, a leaked Microsoft document revealed plans for a lesser-powered next-gen Xbox console reportedly called the Xbox Series S. The console would utilize the main aspects of the more powerful Xbox Series X but with plans to sell it at a lower price.Warner Bros.’ gaming unit is made up of 10 game studios including TT Games, and owns the “Scribblenauts” series. It was snapped up by AT&T as part of the $109 billion Time Warner deal which closed in 2018.AT&T has been looking into asset sales to cut down on its $154 billion debt pile. Other potential buyers for the gaming unit include Take Two Interactive (TTWO), Electronic Arts (EA) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI). CNBC last month reported that AT&T was considering selling the gaming unit in a deal that could be worth about $4 billion.Shares in AT&T are currently trading down 22% year-to-date with analysts being cautiously optimistic on the stock. The Moderate Buy consensus shows 8 recent Buy ratings, 5 Holds and 2 Sells. Meanwhile the average analyst price target of $35.14 indicates 15% upside potential from current levels. (See T stock analysis on TipRanks).“AT&T will continue to slash expenses and is aiming for $6B over the next three years” commented Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan. He has a Buy rating and $47 price target on the stock explaining “Importantly, the dividend seems safe and debt reduction can continue with what we and the company estimate to be a 60% payout ratio.”Related News: Microsoft To Close All Of Its 83 Retail Stores Microsoft Plans to Release A Second Lower-Tier Xbox This Fall- Report AT&T Mulls $4 Billion Sale Of Gaming Division- Report More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Microsoft To Reveal New Games Lineup With Xbox Series X Event This Month * Otonomy Pops 15% in Pre-Market Fueled By Otividex Data, Positive Results From Tinnitus Candidate * Bellus Health Craters 72% On Chronic Cough Miss; Analyst Still Says Buy * Facebook Quietly Testing Instagram Reels In India- Report
Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), a leading civil, building and specialty construction company, announced today that its subsidiary, Perini Management Services, Inc., has been awarded two fixed-price task orders collectively valued at approximately $34 million by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic District, for work at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- It doesn’t take much imagination to see the Federal Reserve supporting the stock price of Apple Inc.The central bank’s Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility recently released details about its “Broad Market Index,” which is a roadmap for which individual bonds it will buy for its portfolio after changing the rules to avoid forcing issuers to certify they’re in compliance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Just looking at the 13 companies with weightings of at least 1%,(2)which collectively make up almost one-fifth of the index, a few things stand out. First, there are six automobile companies, with subsidiaries of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. and Germany’s Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG as the three largest issuers overall. In fourth is AT&T Inc., the largest nonfinancial borrower due in no small part to its $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc. Then there’s Apple. As a reminder, it’s the largest U.S. company by market capitalization at $1.57 trillion, edging out Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. Its shares have easily rebounded from the selloff caused by the coronavirus pandemic, rallying 24% so far in 2020. Yes, Apple has about $100 billion of debt outstanding, but it’s also known for having one of the largest cash piles in the world. It’s so big, in fact, that the company could repay all its obligations and still have roughly $83 billion left over.With so much cash, that naturally raises the question: Why does Apple take on debt in the first place?In each of Apple’s past three dollar-bond sales, in November 2017, September 2019 and May, the company said it would use proceeds at least in part to repurchase common stock and pay dividends under its program to return capital to shareholders. In total, the company has doled out more than $200 billion since the start of 2018. It’s easy to see why company leadership would see it as too cheap not to borrow. Apple has the second-highest investment-grade credit ratings from Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings, allowing it to issue $2.5 billion of 30-year bonds in May that yielded just 2.72%. Its $2 billion of three-year debt, within the Fed’s maturity range, priced to yield less than 0.85%.Luca Maestri, Apple’s chief financial officer, said during the last quarter’s earnings call that the company has more than $90 billion in stock buyback authorization left, adding that it plans to continue the same capital allocation policy going forward.Obviously, cash is mostly fungible for large enterprises, and any number of American companies in recent years surely issued bonds for reasons other than buybacks and also repurchased shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. estimated some $700 billion of shares were acquired by U.S. companies in 2019, which would make them the biggest net buyer of equities.Still, Apple openly using debt sales to help finance share repurchases puts the Fed in a somewhat awkward position. Chair Jerome Powell has consistently framed questions about its secondary-market facility in the context of supporting the central bank’s full employment mandate. Workers are “the intended beneficiaries of all of our programs,” he said in a hearing last month. It’s possible Americans “are able to keep their jobs because companies can finance themselves.”And yet, the Fed’s secondary-market facility comes with no strings attached. In fact, as I noted last month, its maneuver to create Broad Market Index Bonds circumvented the CARES Act requirement that any company must have “significant operations in and a majority of its employees based in the United States.” Rather than focus on the American worker, the stated goal is to “support market liquidity for corporate debt,” and, by extension, keep borrowing costs down for creditworthy firms. So there’s every reason to expect that Apple can and will issue bonds again in the near future, at an even cheaper rate, to fund stock buybacks and dividends. That, in turn, would most likely support share prices.That shouldn’t sit well with many people. Even President Donald Trump, who has used the stock market as a barometer of his economic policies, has signaled a preference for capital projects over buybacks. On March 20, just before the S&P 500 Index fell to its lowest level of the Covid-19 selloff, he lamented that companies used the money saved from his 2017 tax cut to repurchase shares rather than build factories. He said at the time that he would support a prohibition on buybacks for companies that receive government aid.“When we did a big tax cut and when they took the money and did buybacks, that’s not building a hangar, that’s not buying aircraft, that’s not doing the kind of things that I want them to do,” Trump said. “We didn’t think we would have had to restrict it because we thought they would have known better. But they didn’t know better, in some cases.” The Fed’s strategy for buying corporate bonds is passive enough that few would equate it to receiving direct assistance from the federal government. The same can’t be said about the central bank’s Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility, which as of last week is open for business. Companies that want to place bonds directly with the Fed must certify that they have “not received specific support pursuant to the CARES Act or any subsequent federal legislation” and “satisfy the conflicts-of-interest requirements of section 4019 of the CARES Act.” As my Bloomberg Opinion colleague Matt Levine described in detail last week, there’s a huge amount of paperwork for issuers, and the Fed has the right to demand its money back if the forms are wrong and companies use funds for unapproved reasons.In all likelihood, these constraints will turn almost every company away from the Fed’s primary-market facility. Instead, finance officers will reap the benefits of the central bank’s broad secondary-market interventions to issue new debt to private investors at rock-bottom rates and with no such rules, as they have for the past three months. And Wall Streeters will be happy with business-as-usual in the credit markets.To put it plainly one more time: The Fed didn’t have to loosely interpret the law to create this index of corporate debt. It was already following through on its pledge to buy exchange-traded funds and had a system in place for companies to become eligible for individual purchases. It chose this third route, encouraging headlines like “Buying Corporate Bonds Is Almost Easy Money, Strategists Say.” What could go wrong?Now that it’s scooping up individual bonds issued for share buybacks without any stipulations, policy makers should be asked again why this program is the right way to go about supporting the recovery. The truth is likely that corporate America needs low-cost debt to survive. Apple and its shareholders are more than happy to tag along for the ride.(1) The Fed's facility has not yet purchased debt from all the companies in the index, at least according to its disclosure, which only covers the$429 million in bonds it bought on June 16 and 17. Its largest purchases were Comcast Corp., AbbVie Inc. and AT&T Inc.This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brian Chappatta is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering debt markets. He previously covered bonds for Bloomberg News. He is also a CFA charterholder.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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AT&T (NYSE: T) is very much involved in streaming video. There's HBO Now, the direct-to-consumer counterpart to HBO -- both are distinct from streaming app HBO Go, which is available to HBO TV subscribers. The company also offers HBO Max, a new premium streaming service.
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Shares of Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) gained 42.7% in June, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Spotify stock posted big gains in the middle of last month after the company announced a string of new podcast deals and received favorable ratings coverage from analysts.
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Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal has struck a deal with ViacomCBS Inc to bring "The Godfather" trilogy, "Undercover Boss" and other hit franchises to the upcoming Peacock streaming video platform, the companies announced on Wednesday. Peacock, set to launch nationally on July 15 on mobile devices, Web and connected television platforms, will compete against Netflix Inc, Amazon.com Inc Prime Video, Walt Disney Co's Disney+, Hulu, and AT&T Inc's HBO Max in the fight for paying subscribers.
Google's YouTube TV is raising its monthly rate from $50 to $65. The company cited those additional channels, its deal with AT&T (NYSE: T) to offer subscribers HBO Max, as well as some new features in its price increase announcement. YouTube TV had been the lowest-priced virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) that offered a full-fledged cable subscription replacement.