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How AT&T’s Returns Stack Up against Its Peers’

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

AT&T’s (T) closing price on June 12 was $32.18 per share. Based on that closing price, AT&T has a market cap of $235.7 billion—the second-largest among all major US wireless service providers. The stock is trading 20.1% above its 52-week low of $26.80 per share and 6.2% below its 52-week high of $34.30 per share. Analysts’ estimates show that AT&T stock could rise ~5.0% over the next 12 months.

Year-to-date, AT&T stock has risen 12.8%. The stock has generated returns of 5.1% in the trailing-one-month period and -6.3% in the trailing-12-month period. In comparison, Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) have seen their stock prices rise 24.9% and 29.8%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

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Bollinger Band

In the June 12 trading session, AT&T stock closed at $32.18, near its Bollinger Band midrange level of $31.92. The value suggests that AT&T stock isn’t overbought or oversold.

MACD

On June 12, AT&T’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) was 0.23. In comparison, T-Mobile’s 14-day MACD was 0.02, and Sprint’s 14-day MACD was -0.19. A stock’s MACD marks the difference between its short- and long-term moving averages. AT&T’s positive MACD number suggests an upward trading trend.

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