Moseley Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) by 1.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 39,661 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 726 shares during the period. AT&T makes up 1.5% of Moseley Investment Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th biggest holding. Moseley Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in AT&T were worth $1,550,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. JJJ Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in AT&T in the 3rd quarter worth about $27,000. Bourgeon Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in AT&T during the 3rd quarter worth about $45,000. Fulcrum Equity Management purchased a new stake in AT&T during the third quarter valued at about $51,000. Corbenic Partners LLC purchased a new stake in AT&T during the fourth quarter valued at about $54,000. Finally, Quantum Capital Management purchased a new stake in AT&T during the third quarter valued at about $57,000. 53.60% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

T stock opened at $37.87 on Thursday. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $38.53 and a 200 day simple moving average of $36.76. AT&T Inc. has a 52 week low of $28.92 and a 52 week high of $39.70. The stock has a market cap of $278.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.76, a P/E/G ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.74.

AT&T (NYSE:T) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 28th. The technology company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.01. AT&T had a net margin of 8.97% and a return on equity of 13.42%. The firm had revenue of $44.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $45.45 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.90 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts predict that AT&T Inc. will post 3.56 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. This is a boost from AT&T’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 9th. AT&T’s payout ratio is currently 59.09%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on T. UBS Group lifted their target price on shares of AT&T from $38.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 4th. HSBC downgraded shares of AT&T from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $42.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, November 14th. SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on shares of AT&T to $36.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 29th. Standpoint Research lowered shares of AT&T from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Finally, Moffett Nathanson cut shares of AT&T from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, November 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. AT&T presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.22.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc provides telecommunication, media, and technology services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Communications, WarnerMedia, Latin America, and Xandr. The Communications segment provides wireless and wireline telecom, video, and broadband and Internet services; video entertainment services using satellite, IP-based, and streaming options; and audio programming services under the AT&T, Cricket, AT&T PREPAID, and DIRECTV brands to residential and business customers.

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