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Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is often considered a stable investment for conservative income investors. If you had invested $1,000 in Verizon on Feb. 21, 2014 -- the fateful day it took full control of Verizon Wireless by buying out Vodafone's (NASDAQ: VOD) 45% stake in the joint venture for a staggering $130 billion -- your investment would be worth roughly $740 today. Let's see why Verizon underperformed the market by such a wide margin -- and whether it will ever recover.
The telecom giant offers an attractive dividend yield, but at least one key performance indicator is concerning.
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AT&T (NYSE: T) scored, if not a touchdown, then a field goal that tilted the score in its favor at the end of the week. DirecTV, in which the company holds a majority stake, announced a fresh multi-year broadcasting deal with a top professional sports league. Investors liked the sound of that and rewarded AT&T by kicking its share price 2.3% higher on the day.
Telecom giants AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) are staples for many passive income investors, and for good reason. To wit: AT&T stock presently sports a rather generous 6.8% annualized dividend yield, while Verizon's dividend yield clocks in even higher at 7.2%. Jeremy Bowman (Verizon): AT&T and Verizon have both been stock market losers in recent years.
Investors who watch AT&T (NYSE: T) closely know that it has spent the last two years atoning for a costly mistake. Despite the 47% cut, the payout has brought consternation instead of relief -- so much so that AT&T might want to eliminate the dividend completely. The focus on the dividend might come as a surprise, since after 35 years of consecutive increases, AT&T slashed the annual dividend from $2.08 per share to $1.11 per share.
The two leading U.S. telecom stocks, AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), came under significant pressure on Thursday. The source of this was a media article about the market entry of a potentially powerful new rival. This put enough fear in investors to drive AT&T's share price down 5% on the day, while Verizon's suffered a nearly 3% decline.
The satellite television provider, which had the rights to Sunday Ticket until the end of the 2022 season, said the agreement is set to begin with the upcoming 2023 NFL season. The company has partnered with EverPass Media, backed by equity firm RedBird Capital Partners and NFL, for the deal. Sunday Ticket allows subscribers to watch all local and out-of-market U.S. games of the day, while football fans otherwise in any given market can only watch a limited number of games.
The core business is wireless, which will grow slowly at best. The secondary business is fiber internet, which is now growing quickly enough to offset declining revenue from legacy infrastructure. AT&T's growth will impress no one, but the company is a cash machine that pays a generous, sustainable dividend.
AT&T (NYSE: T) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) offer healthy dividend yields for investors looking for passive income. Fool.com contributor and finance professor Parkev Tatevosian picks his favorite dividend stock to buy.
These stocks are both trading at lower prices now than the lows they hit during the 2020 market crash.
With a customer-centric business model, AT&T (T) is likely to benefit from the increased deployment of mid-band spectrum and greater fiber densification.
These high-yield stocks might not get much attention, but the dividends they pay might make your eyes pop out of your head.
AT&T (T) has received quite a bit of attention from Zacks.com users lately. Therefore, it is wise to be aware of the facts that can impact the stock's prospects.
Some of the world's most successful investors are buying these dividend payers like they're going out of style.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite -- which tracks almost all stocks on the Nasdaq stock exchange -- is up over 21% year to date. If you're a long-term investor interested in tech stocks that you can comfortably hold in your portfolio for the next decade, look no further. It's been a well-documented regrettable past decade for AT&T (NYSE: T), with the stock down over 40%.
Telecom giant AT&T (NYSE: T) is best known today as a leading wireless provider in the United States, but it's also investing heavily in fiber internet. To expand it, a provider must start by laying down fiber in neighborhoods and near businesses -- a capital-intensive endeavor -- and then hope that enough customers sign up for the service to make its investments worthwhile. Right now, AT&T's fiber network reaches 19.7 million homes and 3 million business locations, but only a fraction of those potential customers have signed up.
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The accelerated pace of 5G deployment and fiber densification should help the Zacks Wireless National industry thrive despite chip shortages and raw material price volatility. TMUS, T and CCOI are well poised to make the most of the current scenario.
Two things matter when you're considering a long-term investment: Does the company have durable advantages? For telecom giant AT&T (NYSE: T) and semiconductor manufacturer Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the answers are "yes" across the board. There are only three major wireless carriers in the United States, and that's unlikely to change anytime soon.
Raise your hand if you've heard that telecom giant AT&T (NYSE: T) stock has been cheap before. Most know about the company's 6.5% dividend, giving shareholders a solid floor for investment returns. Can AT&T's business muster the growth to move the share price in the right direction?
If you're looking for stocks with high dividends, both of these telecoms may wind up on your short list.
Zacks.com users have recently been watching AT&T (T) quite a bit. Thus, it is worth knowing the facts that could determine the stock's prospects.
After a disappointing first quarter, investors should have less confidence in AT&T's free cash flow outlook.
Dividend stocks can be a great way to invest. Verizon's stock has recently fallen on hard times. Verizon is a leader in the 5G field, and its large customer base and dependable network make it a compelling stock pick.