Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/6/17, AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.49, payable on 11/1/17. As a percentage of T’s recent stock price of $39.39, this dividend works out to approximately 1.24%, so look for shares of AT&T Inc to trade 1.24% lower — all else being equal — when T shares open for trading on 10/6/17.
Below is a dividend history chart for T, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.49 declared by AT&T Inc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from T is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
The chart below shows the one year performance of T shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, T’s low point in its 52 week range is $35.10 per share, with $43.03 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $39.45.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETFChannel.com, T makes up 22.69% of the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (AMEX: VOX) which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Wednesday.
In Wednesday trading, AT&T Inc shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.