1. As of noon trading, AT&T ( T) is down $0.29 (-0.8%) to $37.07 on light volume Thus far, 7.2 million shares of AT&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.06-$37.32 after having opened the day at $37.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.36.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services to consumers, businesses, and other providers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other. AT&T has a market cap of $200.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates AT&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full AT&T Ratings Report now.

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A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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