AT&T is a long term pick

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech in Chicago yesterday that the recovery still feels like a recession to many Americans. The «overall comitment to maintain extraordinary support for the recovery for some time to come» is a strong one, she said.

«The scars from the Great Recession remain, and reaching our goals will take time», she said. U.S stocks moved to session high. S&P 500 up +0,79%. Dow up +0,82% and Nasdaq up +1,04%. It’s all green in Europe today too. All indices are up, but it was mixed in Asia earlier today.

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The biggest U.S phone company AT&T Inc is planning to repurchase 300 million shares (about 6%) on its outstanding stock. AT&T Inc has acquired 775 million shares since 2012. They give itself room to boost shareholders returns and repurchasing 300 million shares would cost about $10,6 billion.

AT&T`s dividend yield is 5,2%. It is expected to see a net-debt-to-adjusted-EBITDA ratio in the 1,8 range or lower. This is a stock for value investors that offers reasonable dividend yields, low valuations and a solid margin of safety.

The stock has declined in 2013. Down from its high at $39. At&T Inc is now trading at $35,07. Both AT&T and Verizone are dropping but not a huge plunge, but they look worse when compared to the Dow`s gain.

The telecom sector is still unloved, and its all comes down to the never-ending radio spectrum battles. Companies like AT&T, Sprint, Verizone and T-Mobile sit on the losing end of this zero-sum equation.

Sprint investors are ignoring the good spectrum tidings, worried that this idea might be a needless cash flow killer. Building a so-called FirstNet will cost about $7 billion to build and there will be less pressure to make big money on the larger auction of former TV station frequencies next year.

Bad for Verizone and AT&T. Good for Sprint and T-Mobile, and great news and even better for the American people.

Reports today:
10:00 am. EST ISM Manufacturing PMI

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