AT&T (T) Competitors

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Should you be buying AT&T stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AT&T include Verizon Communications (VZ), América Móvil (AMX), Lam Research (LRCX), Micron Technology (MU), Airbnb (ABNB), Analog Devices (ADI), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Shopify (SHOP), Uber Technologies (UBER), and Intel (INTC). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

AT&T vs.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, community ranking and dividends.

62.1% of Verizon Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of AT&T shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Verizon Communications shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of AT&T shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AT&T has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Verizon Communications presently has a consensus target price of $44.21, suggesting a potential upside of 11.96%. AT&T has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 21.95%. Given Verizon Communications' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AT&T is more favorable than Verizon Communications.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Verizon Communications
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

In the previous week, Verizon Communications had 28 more articles in the media than AT&T. MarketBeat recorded 88 mentions for Verizon Communications and 60 mentions for AT&T. AT&T's average media sentiment score of 0.49 beat Verizon Communications' score of 0.33 indicating that Verizon Communications is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Verizon Communications
36 Very Positive mention(s)
10 Positive mention(s)
25 Neutral mention(s)
7 Negative mention(s)
5 Very Negative mention(s)
22 Very Positive mention(s)
7 Positive mention(s)
22 Neutral mention(s)
6 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)

AT&T has a net margin of 11.76% compared to AT&T's net margin of 8.44%. AT&T's return on equity of 20.41% beat Verizon Communications' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Verizon Communications8.44% 20.41% 5.15%
AT&T 11.76%15.39%4.36%

AT&T has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Verizon Communications. AT&T is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Verizon Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$134.04B1.24$11.61B$2.6814.74

AT&T received 308 more outperform votes than Verizon Communications when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 67.94% of users gave AT&T an outperform vote while only 58.98% of users gave Verizon Communications an outperform vote.

Verizon CommunicationsOutperform Votes
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AT&TOutperform Votes
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Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. AT&T pays an annual dividend of $1.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Verizon Communications pays out 99.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AT&T pays out 56.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Verizon Communications has raised its dividend for 19 consecutive years. Verizon Communications is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.


Verizon Communications beats AT&T on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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T vs. The Competition

MetricAT&TTelephone communication, except radio IndustryComputer SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$120.24B$22.65B$19.33B$17.43B
Dividend Yield6.81%3.90%2.78%3.56%
P/E Ratio8.5811.59256.8224.07
Price / Sales0.988.68522.7711.65
Price / Cash3.218.0227.6317.62
Price / Book1.022.366.614.91
Net Income$14.40B$737.92M$630.66M$963.51M
7 Day Performance4.28%0.56%0.99%2.27%
1 Month Performance-1.00%-4.65%-3.17%-2.05%
1 Year Performance-4.11%-3.04%19.48%90.11%

AT&T Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Verizon Communications
4.9296 of 5 stars
+6.4%$162.37B$133.97B13.99105,400Earnings Report
Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
América Móvil
3.4142 of 5 stars
-14.5%$57.70B$46.07B13.78176,014Positive News
Lam Research
4.7244 of 5 stars
+72.0%$113.80B$17.43B33.5717,200Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Up
Micron Technology
3.9505 of 5 stars
3.8267 of 5 stars
+40.2%$101.34B$9.92B21.636,907Analyst Upgrade
Gap Up
Analog Devices
4.87 of 5 stars
+5.1%$92.39B$12.31B33.3326,000Gap Up
Palo Alto Networks
4.5937 of 5 stars
3.7167 of 5 stars
+50.5%$90.79B$7.06B784.208,300Analyst Upgrade
Uber Technologies
4.8592 of 5 stars
4.7715 of 5 stars
+16.3%$145.49B$54.23B88.23124,800Analyst Report

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This page (NYSE:T) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by Staff

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