Traders bought shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $106.25 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $75.50 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $30.75 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, AT&T had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. AT&T traded down ($0.06) for the day and closed at $43.08

T has been the subject of several research reports. Vetr cut AT&T from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $38.71 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. Citigroup Inc. cut AT&T from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $42.00 to $46.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of AT&T in a research report on Sunday, June 5th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of AT&T in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Barclays PLC raised their target price on AT&T from $42.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. AT&T presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.12.

The stock has a market cap of $265.52 billion and a PE ratio of 18.60. The company’s 50 day moving average is $42.53 and its 200-day moving average is $39.22.

AT&T (NYSE:T) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.72. The firm earned $40.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.75 billion. On average, equities analysts expect that AT&T Inc. will post $2.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 8th were paid a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 6th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.45%.

In other news, CEO John T. Stankey sold 2,131 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.38, for a total value of $92,442.78. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 13,583 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $589,230.54. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of T. Park National boosted its stake in shares of AT&T by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Park National now owns 383,739 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,204,000 after buying an additional 8,100 shares during the last quarter. EQIS Capital Management boosted its stake in shares of AT&T by 106.7% in the fourth quarter. EQIS Capital Management now owns 43,961 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,513,000 after buying an additional 22,694 shares during the last quarter. Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of AT&T by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC now owns 213,535 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,684,000 after buying an additional 11,761 shares during the last quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of AT&T by 8.4% in the fourth quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 62,324 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,145,000 after buying an additional 4,804 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Becker Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of AT&T by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,329,125 shares of the company’s stock valued at $45,735,000 after buying an additional 37,561 shares during the last quarter.

AT&T Inc is a holding company. The Company offers communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world. It operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility and International. The Business Solutions segment includes various categories, including wireless service, fixed strategic services, legacy voice and data services, other services and wireless equipment.

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