Company Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – Analyzing AT&T’s Valuation Metrics after Earnings Release

[Market Realist] – As of January 27, 2016, AT&T had a forward annual dividend yield of ~5.4% in comparison to Verizon’s (VZ) ~4.6%. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T) , currently valued at $223.73B, started trading this morning at $36.12. During the trading session, T traded between $35.90 to $36.35 and has traded between $30.97 and $36.45 over the past year. T shares are currently priced at 12.61x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry ’s 22.50x earnings multiple for the same period. And for passive income investors, the company pays shareholders $1.92 per share annually in dividends, yielding 5.32%. In a review of the consensus earnings estimate this quarter, 19 sell-side analysts are looking at $0.69 per share, which would be $0.06 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.03 sequential decrease. In looking at the bigger picture, the full-year EPS estimate of $2.86 would be a $0.15 improvement when compared to the previous year’s annual results. The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $41.32 Billion. If reported, that would be a 26.83% increase over the year-ago quarter. In terms of ratings, Citigroup upgraded T from Neutral to Buy (Sep 2, 2015). Previously, Buckingham Research Initiated T at to Buy. Given all the information above, we should disclose to readers that the average price target is $37.24, which is 3.10% above than it opened this morning. See more in (NYSE:T) Similar Articles: Market Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – Analyzing AT&T’s Return on Equity (ROE) (T) Company Update (NYSE:T): What to Look For in AT&T Earnings Company Update (NYSE:T): Jim Cramer — AT&T Dividend Is Safe Thanks to ‘Standout’ Earnings
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