Benzinga  4 hrs ago  Comment 
$39.63 - October 5 high $39.38 - Intraday high as of 2:53 PM $39.12 - Current price as of 2:53 PM $39.01 - Monday close $38.60 - Intraday low as of 2:53 PM $38.21 - Monday low If content like this is useful to your...
Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Deutsche Bank believes the recent pullback in AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) shares creates an attractive buying opportunity. The brokerage, which maintains its Buy rating and $45 target price, said the recent management meetings reinforced its bullish...
Motley Fool  Oct 11  Comment 
It pays to dig a little bit deeper into the numbers.
Forbes  Oct 10  Comment 
Being in a postseason deficit has been common for the San Francisco Giants over the six-year run that has seem them improbably capture three World Series titles in the past three “even” years. As the team faces yet another seemingly...
TechCrunch  Oct 10  Comment 
 You know what? It might be time to just go ahead and trade in that new Galaxy Note 7 for something else entirely. Thankfully, most of the major carriers here in the US have made it fairly easily to trade the problematic handset in for a...
Motley Fool  Oct 9  Comment 
Is AT&T stock a buying opportunity for dividend investors or is it just too risky?
Motley Fool  Oct 8  Comment 
T-Mobile is aggressively going after AT&T's machine-to-machine communication customers.
New York Times  Oct 8  Comment 
AT&T’s partnership with an Iranian company suggests that promises President Hassan Rouhani made long ago of welcoming Western businesses may at last be coming true.


AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a U.S. telecommunications services provider, and the second largest U.S. wireless carrier in the United States. AT&T provides telephone, Internet, and computer telephone services to over 95 million customers in 22 states in the U.S. AT&T operates across four segments: Wireless, Wireline, Advertising Solutions, and Other. In fiscal year 2010, AT&T recorded revenues of $124.3 billion and net income of $19.8 billion. AT&T continues to invest heavily to improve high-speed internet and video offerings as consumer demand for these services continues to rise. AT&T's increased investments is evident in its $4.4 billion initiative to build a fiber-optic network to offer IP-based video, broadband Internet, and VoIP services over a single line.


AT&T competes primarily with other telecommunications services companies, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, Leap Wireless, and MetroPCS.

  • Leap Wireless: Leap is a niche player in the telecommunications space, offering pre-paid, unlimited wireless plans, so it does not compete directly with AT&T Wireless. The company targets youth and minority markets, and its payment structure means customers avoid credit checks and contracts.

and then the fox jumped over the bush.

  • Sprint Nextel: Through its Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Assurance Wireless sub-brands, Sprint Nextel competes across both wireless and wireline with AT&T. Although in recent years Spring has been hemorrhaging customers, it has invested heavily to launch the first 4G network and retain customers, and has shifted away from the post-paid segment where AT&T and Verizon Wireless dominate to focus on the pre-paid subscriber niche.
  • MetroPCS: Similar to Leap Wireless, MetroPCS focuses on the youth and minority pre-paid segment demographic, lacking the scale of AT&T, Verizon Communications, and Sprint Nextel. It has not needed to rely on massive capital expenditures as its geographic focus is the densely-populated urban market; this has helped the company achieve high margins relative to its competitors.

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