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Morning Hot Watch List: AT&T Inc., (T)

Friday February 24th 2017: AT&T Inc., T is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Telecom Services – Domestic in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, AT&T Inc., T  has a market cap of 228.25 B. Since its IPO date on the 7/19/1984, AT&T Inc., T performance year to date is -14.86%. Today AT&T Inc., T has gained -0.06%, with a current price of 36.19.

Ownership of the company is 0.05% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 56.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 94.20%. Return of assets are at 3.10%, with return on investment at 7.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, AT&T Inc., T is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.97. While Total debt/equity is 1.08. With a profit margin of 7.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 53.00%, and operating margin of 14.80%. AT&T Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year AT&T Inc., T has seen a EPS growth of -11.30%. A performance for the year of -14.98%. The 52-week high is -16.80%, and the 52-week low is 0.25%. The average volume for AT&T Inc., T is 1086086.

With a target price of 40.73, can AT&T Inc., T reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of AT&T Inc., T. AT&T Inc. has a P/E of 17.71 and a forward P/E of 12.23. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.44. AT&T Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.4 and 1.8 respectively. For P/cash, AT&T Inc. has a value of 15.34, while it is 38.34 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 36.19, AT&T Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.41%. We see a return on equity of 10.20%.

Looking more long-term AT&T Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 2.07% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -11.30% for this year and for the last five years a 25.90% growth has been seen.

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