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AT&T’s Stock Performance in 2018: The Ups and Downs

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

AT&T’s (T) closing price on September 14 was $33.60 per share. Based on that closing price, AT&T has a market capitalization of ~$244.2 billion—the highest among the major US mobile operators. AT&T’s highest price in the last 52 weeks stands at $39.80 per share, and its lowest price in the last 52 weeks was $30.13 per share.

Year-to-date, AT&T’s stock price has fallen 13.6%. The stock has returned 4.2% in the trailing-one-month period and -7.5% in the trailing-12-month period.

In comparison, Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS) have seen their stock prices increase 15.6% and 11.6%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period. Meanwhile, Sprint’s (S) stock price fell 18.1% in the trailing-12-month period.

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Moving averages

On September 14, AT&T stock closed the trading day at $33.60. Based on this figure, the stock was trading 2.8% above its 20-day moving average of $32.68, 4.3% above its 50-day moving average of $32.21, and 4.0% above its 100-day moving average of $32.32.

AT&T’s dividend yield

The dividend yield denotes how much cash an investor receives for every dollar invested in the company’s equity. On September 14, AT&T’s dividend yield was 6.0%, which was higher than Verizon’s dividend yield of 4.4% on that date.

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