Stock Analysis – Interpreting Market Reaction to T's Decline

This afternoon we watched AT&T drop -1.2% to a price of $16.52 per share. The Large-Cap Communication Equipment company is now trading -15.43% below its average target price of $19.54. Analysts have set target prices ranging from $11.0 to $29.0 per share for AT&T, and have given the stock an average rating of buy.

The stock has a very low short interest at 1.5%, and a short ratio of 2.92. At 0.09%, the company's rate of insider ownership does not indicate that management is heavily invested in the corporation. Finally, we also note that an average number of institutional investors are invested in the stock, with 58.6% of AT&T's shares being owned by this investor type.

Institutions Invested in AT&T

Date Reported Holder Percentage Shares Value
2023-12-31 Vanguard Group Inc 9% 622,406,459 $10,285,266,497
2023-12-31 Blackrock Inc. 7% 533,547,330 $8,816,869,424
2023-12-31 State Street Corporation 4% 305,826,819 $5,053,788,067
2023-12-31 Newport Trust Company, LLC 3% 199,272,812 $3,292,983,142
2023-12-31 Geode Capital Management, LLC 2% 145,176,247 $2,399,037,426
2023-12-31 Morgan Stanley 1% 84,493,380 $1,396,253,072
2023-12-31 Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation 1% 71,469,645 $1,181,035,856
2023-12-31 Northern Trust Corporation 1% 71,858,868 $1,187,467,766
2023-12-31 Norges Bank Investment Management 1% 66,644,112 $1,101,293,925
2023-12-31 FMR, LLC 1% 60,534,525 $1,000,333,002

Besides an analyst consensus of some upside potential, other market factors point to there being mixed market sentiment on AT&T.

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