Who They Are: AT&T trades an average of 27.3 million shares per day with a marketcap of $212.8 billion.
The stock pays an annualized dividend of $1.76 for a 4.74% yield.At nearly 30 million shares traded per day, Ma Bell is No. 1 in terms of liquidity in this list. This doesn't mean it's the best, because more than a simple yield amount is needed to determine if a stock is right for your portfolio, but you may want to take a serious look to see if your portfolio can benefit from exposure to AT&T. 52-Week Range: $27.41 to 36.20 The trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 15.9. The mean fiscal year estimate price-to-earnings ratio is 14.9, based on earnings of $2.38 per share this year. Investors are currently receiving $1.76 in dividends per year. During the last three years, the average dividend paid per year is $1.68. Over the last five years, the dividend has grown by an average of 5.3% per year. Shares are modestly higher from a month ago. The last date AT&T released earnings was June 24 and the closing price before earnings was $34.63. Based on a recent price of $37.14, shares are up 8.5%. T Revenue data by YCharts
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