A T & T US

T-N

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AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas.
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October 18, 2018

Great fat income. 5G means massive capital investments. This company has too much debt and is a secondary player in the industry. Nice dividend.

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A T & T US (T-N)
October 18, 2018

Great fat income. 5G means massive capital investments. This company has too much debt and is a secondary player in the industry. Nice dividend.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 3, 2018

Which one you prefer between AT&T (T-N) and Verizon (VZ-N) for an RRSP? Good companies with fine dividends. In terms of total return there are other companies with lower dividend yields but better growth prospects that he would rather choose.

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A T & T US (T-N)
October 3, 2018

Which one you prefer between AT&T (T-N) and Verizon (VZ-N) for an RRSP? Good companies with fine dividends. In terms of total return there are other companies with lower dividend yields but better growth prospects that he would rather choose.

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October 2, 2018

Buy in the low-$30s and hope it pops up to the low-$40s, and collect the 5.9% dividend.

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A T & T US (T-N)
October 2, 2018

Buy in the low-$30s and hope it pops up to the low-$40s, and collect the 5.9% dividend.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 26, 2018

This isn't a chart he would own, though it pays a 6% dividend. Since late-2016 it's been in a classic downtrend channel, meaning it keeps falling.

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A T & T US (T-N)
September 26, 2018

This isn't a chart he would own, though it pays a 6% dividend. Since late-2016 it's been in a classic downtrend channel, meaning it keeps falling.

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COMMENT
September 12, 2018

BCE vs. ATT. Stock performance has been similar over last year. Comes down to the wireless space. For ATT, it’s the only thing they do, whereas with BCE it’s only one thing they do. In Canada, there’s more runway for wireless growth. He’d go with BCE, good dividend and cash flow. It’s a little early to own high dividend names, but once interest rates start falling, these names will look interesting.

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A T & T US (T-N)
September 12, 2018

BCE vs. ATT. Stock performance has been similar over last year. Comes down to the wireless space. For ATT, it’s the only thing they do, whereas with BCE it’s only one thing they do. In Canada, there’s more runway for wireless growth. He’d go with BCE, good dividend and cash flow. It’s a little early to own high dividend names, but once interest rates start falling, these names will look interesting.

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September 10, 2018

The sector has been out of favour. People want faster growth. There is pricing pressure on the wireless side and people cutting phone lines. They are operating in an old world. There will be winners and losers in the industry. Their dividend has not been growing quickly.

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A T & T US (T-N)
September 10, 2018

The sector has been out of favour. People want faster growth. There is pricing pressure on the wireless side and people cutting phone lines. They are operating in an old world. There will be winners and losers in the industry. Their dividend has not been growing quickly.

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COMMENT
August 29, 2018

Pays a good dividend, which is the only reason to buy it. Telcos are in a neverending buying cycle, while investors buy them for yield. It's tough for them to grow. In a registered plan, it's better to buy a Canadian telco than AT&T, given the tax advantage.

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A T & T US (T-N)
August 29, 2018

Pays a good dividend, which is the only reason to buy it. Telcos are in a neverending buying cycle, while investors buy them for yield. It's tough for them to grow. In a registered plan, it's better to buy a Canadian telco than AT&T, given the tax advantage.

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COMMENT
July 4, 2018

A better time to own telecoms are in a slowdown; we're now in the late cycle. But some investors like dividends and this is good for that. This stock has moved sideways though, below its 200-day moving average. This sector is
very mature so competition is intense and may pressure their bottom line.

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A T & T US (T-N)
July 4, 2018

A better time to own telecoms are in a slowdown; we're now in the late cycle. But some investors like dividends and this is good for that. This stock has moved sideways though, below its 200-day moving average. This sector is
very mature so competition is intense and may pressure their bottom line.

Stan Wong

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BUY
June 14, 2018

He doesn’t know how they are going to finance the acquisition. Not likely see a dividend cut. AT&T and Verizon are the 2 wireless leaders in the US. Should be good long term investments but growth has really slowed down in this industry. Prefers Verizon over AT&T. They are good solid steady investments, but are not going to make big capital appreciation.

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A T & T US (T-N)
June 14, 2018

He doesn’t know how they are going to finance the acquisition. Not likely see a dividend cut. AT&T and Verizon are the 2 wireless leaders in the US. Should be good long term investments but growth has really slowed down in this industry. Prefers Verizon over AT&T. They are good solid steady investments, but are not going to make big capital appreciation.

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DON'T BUY
May 31, 2018

It’s in the process of going through a hearing to conduct a major acquisition. It is going to take a lot of debt to do so. If it is allowed its will be over $200 billion. A significant part of their EBITDA is from their old wire lines business. That is declining rapidly. If interest rates move up rapidly these companies that use leverage and have relatively low growth business could be affected.

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A T & T US (T-N)
May 31, 2018

It’s in the process of going through a hearing to conduct a major acquisition. It is going to take a lot of debt to do so. If it is allowed its will be over $200 billion. A significant part of their EBITDA is from their old wire lines business. That is declining rapidly. If interest rates move up rapidly these companies that use leverage and have relatively low growth business could be affected.

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DON'T BUY
May 9, 2018

The technical chart is not showing any upward momentum. Policy factors and other issues are not fundamentally supportive. The sector is a bond proxy and this is not the time to be investing in this space as interest rates are moving up. He questions if the dividend is safe. This is not a defensive stock with rising interest rates, which he expects will rise to 4%. Yield 6%.

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A T & T US (T-N)
May 9, 2018

The technical chart is not showing any upward momentum. Policy factors and other issues are not fundamentally supportive. The sector is a bond proxy and this is not the time to be investing in this space as interest rates are moving up. He questions if the dividend is safe. This is not a defensive stock with rising interest rates, which he expects will rise to 4%. Yield 6%.

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DON'T BUY
May 3, 2018

The market does not think T-Mobile and Sprint will merge. There is other competition when it comes to how we communicate. T-N has to spend a lot of money to upgrade their systems to 5G. Their dividend coverage is getting less and less. He prefers T-Mobile.

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May 3, 2018

The market does not think T-Mobile and Sprint will merge. There is other competition when it comes to how we communicate. T-N has to spend a lot of money to upgrade their systems to 5G. Their dividend coverage is getting less and less. He prefers T-Mobile.

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DON'T BUY
April 9, 2018

Consumers are cutting their landlines while youngsters are watching/downloading content for free, a huge struggle for all telecoms anywhere. They (and Verizon) are struggling to build their business. He stays away from this industry.
Doesn't see growth in this space. Internet and wireless are the only areas of growth, but there is pricing pressure here.

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A T & T US (T-N)
April 9, 2018

Consumers are cutting their landlines while youngsters are watching/downloading content for free, a huge struggle for all telecoms anywhere. They (and Verizon) are struggling to build their business. He stays away from this industry.
Doesn't see growth in this space. Internet and wireless are the only areas of growth, but there is pricing pressure here.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 20, 2018

AT&T vs. Verizon? Verizon is the better-quality company. Both offer good dividends, but Verizon has less debt and a better network. If you want dividend income, go with AT&T. If you want growth, go with Verizon.

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A T & T US (T-N)
March 20, 2018

AT&T vs. Verizon? Verizon is the better-quality company. Both offer good dividends, but Verizon has less debt and a better network. If you want dividend income, go with AT&T. If you want growth, go with Verizon.

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HOLD
February 12, 2018

Stuck in a range. Has tried to go higher, but won't go far. You're probably holding it for dividends.

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A T & T US (T-N)
February 12, 2018

Stuck in a range. Has tried to go higher, but won't go far. You're probably holding it for dividends.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 7, 2017

A lot is happening in telecoms. Unfortunately, you are fighting a real headwind. The chart shows lower highs and lower lows. There are probably higher rates over time. This name is going to face a wall of sellers, as every time this creeps up a little, more people are going to want to Sell to get their money back. He wouldn't advise anyone to look at this space right now.

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A T & T US (T-N)
November 7, 2017

A lot is happening in telecoms. Unfortunately, you are fighting a real headwind. The chart shows lower highs and lower lows. There are probably higher rates over time. This name is going to face a wall of sellers, as every time this creeps up a little, more people are going to want to Sell to get their money back. He wouldn't advise anyone to look at this space right now.

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HOLD
November 6, 2017

Don’t add more. It is a tough, competitive market. These are your lifeboat stocks. They are to protect you on the downside if we ever have a correction. It won’t keep up with the broader market, however.

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A T & T US (T-N)
November 6, 2017

Don’t add more. It is a tough, competitive market. These are your lifeboat stocks. They are to protect you on the downside if we ever have a correction. It won’t keep up with the broader market, however.

HOLD
HOLD
October 26, 2017

As a buy and hold, blue chip, dividend stock, you would not get hurt by this stock. People need less access to traditional TV now. A home phone is not all that relevant today. It will be hard for investors to pay higher valuations for the same kind of earnings. He thinks there is a risk of the multiple falling slowly over time.

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October 26, 2017

As a buy and hold, blue chip, dividend stock, you would not get hurt by this stock. People need less access to traditional TV now. A home phone is not all that relevant today. It will be hard for investors to pay higher valuations for the same kind of earnings. He thinks there is a risk of the multiple falling slowly over time.

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COMMENT
October 24, 2017

He loves the dividend on this. You’re getting over a 5% yield. Management has done a very good job through the acquisition of Time Warner, because they understand that cell phones and cell phone pricing can’t hold up forever. Eventually you are simply going to be paying for a data plan and not on minutes anymore. The company not only bought DirecTV, but also Time Warner, and are trying to become an end to end media company where they control cell, data, the pipe, and then media as well. You can stream HBO for free through your AT&T data plan, which they are using to lure subscribers. A very creative way to use that part of the portfolio. Dividend yield of 5.6%.

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A T & T US (T-N)
October 24, 2017

He loves the dividend on this. You’re getting over a 5% yield. Management has done a very good job through the acquisition of Time Warner, because they understand that cell phones and cell phone pricing can’t hold up forever. Eventually you are simply going to be paying for a data plan and not on minutes anymore. The company not only bought DirecTV, but also Time Warner, and are trying to become an end to end media company where they control cell, data, the pipe, and then media as well. You can stream HBO for free through your AT&T data plan, which they are using to lure subscribers. A very creative way to use that part of the portfolio. Dividend yield of 5.6%.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 18, 2017

To understand this company, it is worthwhile to look at the whole sector. The ETF (IYZ-N) looks pretty sick. Wire line telecom is not an attractive business. When people are saying the yield is good, that really means the price is dropping. You don’t want to own things that act like bonds in a rising rate environment.

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A T & T US (T-N)
October 18, 2017

To understand this company, it is worthwhile to look at the whole sector. The ETF (IYZ-N) looks pretty sick. Wire line telecom is not an attractive business. When people are saying the yield is good, that really means the price is dropping. You don’t want to own things that act like bonds in a rising rate environment.

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DON'T BUY
October 12, 2017

There is nothing wrong with this or others, other than that there is a tremendous amount of competition, particularly on the wireless side. Telecoms is a defensive sector, and is not going to perform well in an environment where the economy is expanding, and people will be buying technology, financials, consumer discretionary and industrials. It pays almost a 5.5% dividend. You have to be careful about chasing higher yielders. This is not expected to grow dividends in any significant way, over the next several years. Would treat this with caution.

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A T & T US (T-N)
October 12, 2017

There is nothing wrong with this or others, other than that there is a tremendous amount of competition, particularly on the wireless side. Telecoms is a defensive sector, and is not going to perform well in an environment where the economy is expanding, and people will be buying technology, financials, consumer discretionary and industrials. It pays almost a 5.5% dividend. You have to be careful about chasing higher yielders. This is not expected to grow dividends in any significant way, over the next several years. Would treat this with caution.

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September 19, 2017

This has a bit of a headwind. In a rising interest rate environment, telecoms tend not to do well. In the midst of buying Time Warner, which has not been approved yet. They are making decisions on whether they want to be a landline company or a cell company, which will affect their future fundamental growth. He has stepped away from telecoms, because there is a lot of unknowns, some of it with regulators.

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A T & T US (T-N)
September 19, 2017

This has a bit of a headwind. In a rising interest rate environment, telecoms tend not to do well. In the midst of buying Time Warner, which has not been approved yet. They are making decisions on whether they want to be a landline company or a cell company, which will affect their future fundamental growth. He has stepped away from telecoms, because there is a lot of unknowns, some of it with regulators.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 5, 2017

Kind of ho-hum here. Down 11% year to date while the S&P is up 10%. It does offer a juicy 5.2% dividend yield. His concern is, where is the growth. Landline is not growing and is going in reverse. Even the wireless service is a very mature market and doesn’t seem to be growing. Now they are throwing money at acquisitions and have paid a lot of money for Dish to expand their video offerings, but he is not sure they are getting what they bargained for. They are in the process of closing the deal with Time Warner, a fantastic company, but will the synergies actually develop. He thinks they flatline here.

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A T & T US (T-N)
September 5, 2017

Kind of ho-hum here. Down 11% year to date while the S&P is up 10%. It does offer a juicy 5.2% dividend yield. His concern is, where is the growth. Landline is not growing and is going in reverse. Even the wireless service is a very mature market and doesn’t seem to be growing. Now they are throwing money at acquisitions and have paid a lot of money for Dish to expand their video offerings, but he is not sure they are getting what they bargained for. They are in the process of closing the deal with Time Warner, a fantastic company, but will the synergies actually develop. He thinks they flatline here.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 28, 2017

Sell a $40 Sept 2018 Put for $5.25 and Buy a $40 Sept 2018 Call. He doesn’t have a strong opinion on whether the Time Warner deal goes through or not. It is a political issue that they will have to deal with, and it is going to be a competition issue. Trying to predict the direction the US government is likely to take on anything, is like trying to guess Wayne Gretzky’s next move in a hockey game. If you are happy to own the stock at $35 whether or not the deal goes through, and you are comfortable with it, not a bad scenario.

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A T & T US (T-N)
August 28, 2017

Sell a $40 Sept 2018 Put for $5.25 and Buy a $40 Sept 2018 Call. He doesn’t have a strong opinion on whether the Time Warner deal goes through or not. It is a political issue that they will have to deal with, and it is going to be a competition issue. Trying to predict the direction the US government is likely to take on anything, is like trying to guess Wayne Gretzky’s next move in a hockey game. If you are happy to own the stock at $35 whether or not the deal goes through, and you are comfortable with it, not a bad scenario.

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DON'T BUY
July 4, 2017

The price has really come off in the last year. A lot of that is because investors are questioning what these businesses are going to look like for the next 10 years. Take the juicy dividends out of the equation, and ask yourself if you would buy this business. Their debt level is somewhere around $175 billion. They are going through a lot of acquisitions so are not going to be able to raise their dividend.

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A T & T US (T-N)
July 4, 2017

The price has really come off in the last year. A lot of that is because investors are questioning what these businesses are going to look like for the next 10 years. Take the juicy dividends out of the equation, and ask yourself if you would buy this business. Their debt level is somewhere around $175 billion. They are going through a lot of acquisitions so are not going to be able to raise their dividend.

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COMMENT
June 29, 2017

He is not involved in telecoms. Prefers some of the cyclical areas. Some of the telcos are starting to improve, relative to other sectors in the space, along with financials and energy. Expects you will start to see a lift in some names like this. Dividend yield of 5.21%. Has a decent growth rate. Not sure you will find much capital growth in this when, and if, it starts to rebound. Longer-term, probably not a name he would want to own.

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A T & T US (T-N)
June 29, 2017

He is not involved in telecoms. Prefers some of the cyclical areas. Some of the telcos are starting to improve, relative to other sectors in the space, along with financials and energy. Expects you will start to see a lift in some names like this. Dividend yield of 5.21%. Has a decent growth rate. Not sure you will find much capital growth in this when, and if, it starts to rebound. Longer-term, probably not a name he would want to own.

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COMMENT
June 2, 2017

Algonquin Power (AQN-T), AT&T (T-N) or Enbridge (ENF-T)? Of these 3, he would certainly go with this one. It is part of the S&P 500, which he is very bullish on as well as the US$. His model price is $38.21.

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A T & T US (T-N)
June 2, 2017

Algonquin Power (AQN-T), AT&T (T-N) or Enbridge (ENF-T)? Of these 3, he would certainly go with this one. It is part of the S&P 500, which he is very bullish on as well as the US$. His model price is $38.21.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 10, 2017

They are currently trying to acquire another small equipment maker, but a higher bidder came out. (See Top Picks.)

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A T & T US (T-N)
May 10, 2017

They are currently trying to acquire another small equipment maker, but a higher bidder came out. (See Top Picks.)

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WEAK BUY
January 19, 2017

It just doesn’t get any respect. It has been unable to break above two times book value for so long that he can’t remember. It has nice upside potential from the numbers. What’s not nice to like. His target of $45 is a stretched max.

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A T & T US (T-N)
January 19, 2017

It just doesn’t get any respect. It has been unable to break above two times book value for so long that he can’t remember. It has nice upside potential from the numbers. What’s not nice to like. His target of $45 is a stretched max.

BUY
BUY
January 17, 2017

This is your classic bond surrogate. Between AT&T and Verizon (VZ-N), it is almost a duopoly. Pays an excellent dividend of close to 5%, and trades at a very reasonable valuation. Thinks their merger with Time Warner will go through and make them stronger.

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January 17, 2017

This is your classic bond surrogate. Between AT&T and Verizon (VZ-N), it is almost a duopoly. Pays an excellent dividend of close to 5%, and trades at a very reasonable valuation. Thinks their merger with Time Warner will go through and make them stronger.

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