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Analysis before buying or selling AT&T shares

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Before buying AT&T shares online, we suggest you perfect your knowledge of this stock and the company through this article. We'll be examining the information and data you'll need as part of your analyses of this stock, including a complete presentation of the company, its activities and sources of income, a detailed presentation of its main competitors on the market and some recent examples of strategic partnerships that it has set up. We'll also take a closer look at its fundamental analysis with the list of items to watch first.

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ISIN code: US00206R1023
Ticker: NYSE: T
Index or market: NYSE

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Elements to consider before selling or buying AT&T shares

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First, you should monitor certain figures such as mobile data traffic and its growth, particularly through the investments made by AT&T in 5G.

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The diversification of the activities of this group in certain fields such as Cloud Computing will also be interesting elements to study for the positive impact that they could have on the growth of the group.

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The pricing policy pursued by the AT&T group should also be closely monitored because it will impact its competitiveness and therefore its ability to gain new market shares.

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Of course, it's also important to closely follow the main competitors in this sector of activity with a mobile telephony market which is reaching maturity and saturation and which leaves little room for growth for old operators like AT&T.

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Finally, you should also monitor the group's financial results which are published each year and each quarter and which must be compared with the group's strategic objectives and analysts' expectations. The evolution of the balance between growth and margin should particularly be monitored.

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General presentation of AT&T

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After this generic stock market data, we'll move on to a more detailed presentation of the AT&T group and its activities. You'll need to know the company's main sources of income to understand its growth capacities in the months and years to come.

The AT&T Inc. group is an American company that operates in the telecommunications sector. More specifically, the company is currently one of the leaders in this sector in the United States.

To better understand the group's activities, they can be divided into several divisions according to the percentage of turnover they generate as so:

  • Mobile telephony services currently still represent the largest share of the group's activities and revenues.
  • Fixed-line telephony and cable services come second, along with local telephony and long-distance telephony.
  • The group also offers Internet access, messaging and satellite television services.

Regarding the distribution of the group's income, we know that 90.2% of turnover comes from the sale of services and only 9.8% from the sale of equipment goods.

The geographical distribution of the activities of the AT&T group and its turnover is also an interesting point to know. We know that the group now generates 89.6% of its turnover in the United States, 1.8% in Mexico, 1.5% in Brazil, 1.8% in Latin America, 3.4% in Europe, 1.5% in Asia Pacific and 0.4% in the rest of the world.

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The major competitors of AT&T

Now that you know a little more about the AT&T group and its activities, let's take a look at its main competitors.

Verizon Communications Inc. 

First of all, the Verizon Communications Inc. group, formerly known as the Bell Atlantic Corporation, is also one of the leaders in telecommunications in the USA. It is present in both the mobile services market, fixed services and the business market and has numerous international subsidiaries.

Comcast Corporation

Another major competitor of AT&T is the US media group Comcast Corporation, which is the country's leading cable operator and also operates in consumer electronics and television.

Time Warner Cable Inc.

Finally, this company formerly called Warner Cable Communications is the second American cable operator after Comcast. This company recently merged with Charter Communications.

The major partners of AT&T

While AT&T has several major competitors in its market, it can also count on important partners, as these two examples of recent strategic alliances show you.


First of all in 2019, the group allied itself with Microsoft as part of a partnership around 5G and the cloud via IoT and Edge Computing. Through its subsidiary At&T Communications, the group is committed to Azure with the status of non-exclusive reference supplier as well as to Microsoft 365 which is the Microsoft suite. AT&T announced at the time that it would deploy the Microsoft solution to all of its employees. Regarding Azure, AT&T has indicated that it will migrate all of its workloads outside of network-related ones to Microsoft's cloud platform before 2024.


More recently, in 2020, the AT&T group signed a strategic partnership with IBM, this time aimed at helping companies manage their applications hosted in hybrid environments with IBM Cloud Satellite. The two businesses have set up a partnership allowing these companies to better adopt 5G technologies with this hybrid platform developed by IBM in the management of applications in the cloud, whether on site or out. More specifically, the two partners will collaborate in order to help companies manage their applications hosted in hybrid cloud environments with IBM Cloud Satellite through the operation of Red Hat OpenShift on the operator's networks. IBM Cloud Satellite, which is based on Red Hat OpenShift, allows customers to access IBM cloud computing and security services from anywhere. This association with AT & T's 5G network aims to give customers in highly regulated industries access to 5G capabilities that can improve the user experience, discover new revenue sources and optimize the process as have indicated the two companies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When was the AT&T Company created?

It was in 1983 and under the name Southwestern Bell Corporation that the company was founded in St. Louis, Missouri. It was then one of the original 7 Regional Bell Operating Companies, also known as Baby Bells. Following the anti-trust suit brought against the American Telephone & Telegraph in 1975, the holding company of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company was created. On January 1, 1984, it took full control of Southwestern Bell Telephone.

Where and how to invest in US AT&T shares?

If you want to buy AT&T company securities, you will need to do so through specific funds that allow you to place orders on US stocks. But it is also possible to speculate on the price up or down trends of this stock through online derivatives such as CFDs.

How to analyse AT&T stock charts?

The technical analysis of AT&T stock is at least as important as its fundamental analysis. For this, you will first have to use customizable charts and display several indicators of trend, volatility or liquidity and make an interpretation based on your knowledge of chartist analysis.

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