Media coverage about AT&T (NYSE:T) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AT&T earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 80 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

AT&T (NYSE T) opened at 38.52 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $37.65 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.78. The company has a market cap of $236.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.18 and a beta of 0.47. AT&T has a 12 month low of $35.81 and a 12 month high of $43.48.

AT&T (NYSE:T) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The technology company reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.05. AT&T had a return on equity of 14.53% and a net margin of 8.12%. The company had revenue of $39.84 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.84 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.72 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that AT&T will post $2.95 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 10th were paid a $0.49 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 6th. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.09%. AT&T’s payout ratio is presently 92.45%.

A number of analysts have commented on T shares. Wells Fargo & Company restated an “outperform” rating on shares of AT&T in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $42.00 target price on shares of AT&T in a research note on Sunday, July 9th. Tigress Financial upgraded shares of AT&T from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Vetr raised shares of AT&T from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $41.56 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of AT&T in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.40.

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AT&T Company Profile

AT&T Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world. The Company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility and International. The Company offers its services and products to consumers in the United States, Mexico and Latin America and to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide.

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