AT&T Inc. ( T ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.45 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased T stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that T has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $33.75, the dividend yield is 5.33%.
The previous trading day's last sale of T was $33.75, representing a -13.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $39 and a 3.18% increase over the 52 week low of $32.71.
T is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and Vodafone Group Plc ( VOD ). T's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.33. Zacks Investment Research reports T's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.16%, compared to an industry average of -3.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to T through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have T as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund ( IYZ )
- First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund ( FDL )
- iShares High Dividend ETF ( HDV )
- Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF ( VOX )
- iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Index Fund ( IXP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYZ with an increase of 1.61% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of T at 9.64%.
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