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#1 - AT&T (NYSE:T)

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AT&T (NYSE:T) is a stock that many investors love to hate. And when the choice is between T stock and some growth stocks, AT&T has its downside. But as a dividend stock, there are few companies that reward investors quite like AT&T.

To begin with, the company is a Dividend Aristocrat, having increased its dividend payout for the last 37 consecutive years. Over the last three years, the company has increased its dividend by an average of 6.12%. And, AT&T currently pays one of the highest dividend yields at 6.47%. Dividend yield is not always a true indicator of the strength or quality of a dividend. However when combined with other factors such as dividend aristocrat status it is in indicator that a company prioritizes shareholder value.

In 2020, AT&T did not increase its dividend leaving some to wonder if the company’s dividend aristocrat status is in jeopardy. It seems unlikely. The dividend is well covered by earnings and the company, to its credit, used the savings from not increasing the dividend to get its balance sheet in better shape.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc provides telecommunication, media, and technology services worldwide. The company operates through Communications, WarnerMedia, and Latin America segments. The Communications segment offers wireless voice and data communications services; video and targeted advertising services; broadband, including fiber, and legacy telephony internet and voice communication; and wireline telecom services. Read More 

Current Price: $28.88
Consensus Rating: Hold
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $31.73 (9.9% Upside)





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