Morning Runner: AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T)

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) plummeted -1.76 percent and ended the day at $40.65. The Average Volume of the company is 21.3 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 19.38, while Forward P/E ratio is 13.38.

Robert W. Baird Upgrade its coverage for AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) in a note sent to investors on 12-Dec-16. The research firm Upgrade the stock to Outperform. Moreover, Oppenheimer issued Downgrade rating for the stock on 8-Nov-16. Drexel Hamilton also Downgrade the company to Hold on 24-Oct-16, 2016. Additionally, UBS Downgrade its ratings on the stock to Neutral.

The highest price T stock touched in the last 12 month was $43.89 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $36.1. The stock has a Return on Assets of 3.2 percent, Return on Investment of 7.2 percent and a Return on Equity of 10.5 percent. The company’s market cap is $249.55 Billion.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T)’s growth estimate is 4.2 percent for the current quarter. The growth estimate for the next quarter is 5.6 percent. The company’s stock has climbed 5.8 percent in the past five year. The company is expected to grow by 8.43 percent over the next five years.

Price Target is an important factor while doing analysis of a stock. According to 21 analysts, Price Target for AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) may hit a high of $48. The average and low price target for the stock are $42.24 and $26, respectively.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 2.47, the 50-day is -1.06 and the 20-day is -1.86. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also help in determining where it may be possibly heading.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $0.75 per share for the current quarter. Revenue is expected in between 42.34 Billion and 40.34 Billion with an average of 40.94 Billion.

When we look at the recommendation trends, the stock presently has an average brokerage recommendation of 5.8. Out of 29 brokerage recommendations, 6 gave a Strong Buy, 4 issued a Buy, 16 issued Hold, 2 rated Under-perform and 1 issued a Sell.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) performance during the last one year Improved 16.84 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Negative trend of -3.31 percent. The stock Fell -3.83 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a Positive momentum of 12.45 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Pessimistic with -0.88 percent. Its weekly performance showed downward trend of -1 percent.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at 7.9 percent, operating profit margin was 14.9 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 53.1 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 0.39.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) has 6.13 Billion shares outstanding and 6.13 Billion shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 4.56 and the short float is around of 1.59%. The stock’s average true range of stands at 0.54, while the relative strength index is 41.14.

Liquidity ratios helps investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 0.8, current ratio was 0.8, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.92 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 1.