AT&T Short Interest Up 4.3% in August (T)
Shares of AT&T (NYSE:T) saw a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 205,445,828 shares, an increase of 4.3% from the July 31st total of 196,919,776 shares, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. Based on an average trading volume of 20,707,877 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 9.9 days. Currently, 4.0% of the company’s stock are sold short.
T has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of AT&T in a research note on Tuesday, August 26th. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Macquarie raised their price target on shares of AT&T from $1.00 to $38.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.81.
AT&T (NYSE:T) opened at 34.94 on Friday. AT&T has a 52-week low of $31.74 and a 52-week high of $37.48. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $35.11 and its 200-day moving average is $34.8. The company has a market cap of $181.2 billion and a P/E ratio of 10.27.
AT&T (NYSE:T) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $32.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.41 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.67 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that AT&T will post $2.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
AT&T Inc (NYSE:T), is a holding company.
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