AT&T Trading below Its 100-Day Moving Average


Dec. 16 2015, Updated 1:04 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of November 25, 2015, AT&T (T) generated investor returns of -4.8% in the trailing-12-month period and -0.62% in the trailing-one-month period. In comparison, the company generated 0.65% in 2014 and has generated -0.42% YTD (year-to-date). AT&T’s share price decreased -0.27% in the trailing-five-day period.

In comparison, CenturyLink (CTL) and Frontier Communications (FTR), peer companies in the integrated telecom subsector, generated returns of -4.7% and -8.9%, respectively, in the trailing-one-month period.

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Moving averages

On November 25, 2015, AT&T closed the trading day at $33.45. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 1% below its 100-day moving average of $33.50
  • 1% above its 50-day moving average of $33.12
  • 1% above its 20-day moving average of $33.26

Moving average convergence divergence 

A company’s MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. On November 25, 2015, AT&T’s 14-day MACD was 0.01. This positive figure indicates an upward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) was 53, which shows that the stock is slightly overbought. Generally, if a company’s RSI is above 70, it indicates that its stock is overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a company’s stock has been oversold.

Analyst recommendations

Of 34 analysts covering AT&T’s stock, 17 have issued a “buy” recommendation, one recommended a “sell,” and 16 have recommended a “hold.” The analyst stock price target for the company is $37.40, with a median target estimate of $37.50. This means that AT&T is trading close to a discount of 11% to median analyst estimates.

AT&T comprises 26.0% of the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX) and 14.3% of the iShares S&P Global Telecommunications ETF (IXP).


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