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With Sprint Running After AT&T Customers, Still Buy AT&T?

After acquiring DirecTV for close to $50 billion, AT&T's plan was to become a telecom provider for those DirecTV subscribers. Sprint recently offered those subscribers one free year of cell service if they make the switch, taking a direct shot at AT&T.

Is this trouble for AT&T, or should you still buy its stock?

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Here is the AT&T's stock recommendation, according to TheStreet Ratings,TheStreet's proprietary ratings tool.

TheStreet Ratings projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Based on 32 major data points, TheStreet Ratings uses a quantitative approach to rating over 4,300 stocks to predict return potential for the next year. The model is both objective, using elements such as volatility of past operating revenues, financial strength, and company cash flows, and subjective, including expected equities market returns, future interest rates, implied industry outlook and forecasted company earnings.

Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a buy yielded a 16.56% return in 2014, beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points. Buying a Russell 2000 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a buy yielded a 9.5%...


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