News headlines about AT&T (NYSE:T) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AT&T earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 43.3037895564597 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have weighed in on T. Zacks Investment Research raised AT&T from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Vetr raised AT&T from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.60 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. KeyCorp boosted their price target on AT&T from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “sector weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine cut AT&T from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.38 price objective (down from $48.00) on shares of AT&T in a report on Friday, December 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. AT&T has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.52.

Shares of AT&T (T) opened at $37.82 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23. The stock has a market cap of $232,176.98, a PE ratio of 18.27, a PEG ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 0.44. AT&T has a 1 year low of $32.55 and a 1 year high of $42.70.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be given a $0.50 dividend. This is a positive change from AT&T’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.49. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 9th. AT&T’s dividend payout ratio is 96.62%.

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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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