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AT&T: This Dividend Aristocrat Offers 13-14% Total Returns Over The Next 10 Years

Published Mon, 04 Feb 2019 13:47:53 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

As I've come to find since I began investing in September 2017, Wall Street and many retail investors have a short-term view. This presents opportunities for dividend growth investors with a long time horizon. As we've seen numerous times lately, companies have been getting clobbered this year despite reporting otherwise solid results on guidance that is lower than expected.

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One such example of a company that recently reported earnings and subsequently got clobbered was AT&T (T).
I'll cover in more detail the dividend and the prospects of the dividend going forward, the opportunities and risks to consider, what I believe to be fair value for AT&T going forward, how that compares to the current price, and wrapping up how all this translates into the potential for market-beating returns over the next 10 years.
Reason #1: AT&T's Dividend Aristocrat Status And Safe Dividend
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While AT&T garners a lot of criticism from the Seeking Alpha community, with many complaining of the weak dividend increases the past few years, nobody can deny that AT&T has a rich history of providing safe, growing dividends.
There's a reason that AT&T was known as the prototypical "widow and orphan" stock. The company operates in an industry that is an oligopoly with fellow competitors Verizon (NYSE: VZ), T-Mobile (Nasdaq: TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE: S) (with T-Mobile and... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AT&T 34.97   14.7 2.38 2.04 5.98

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