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AT&T Inc. And Verizon Stocks Offer Opportunity To Income Investors

  • AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. are 2 massive telecom service companies that offer steady dividends.
  • Both stocks have significantly outperformed the S&P over the last 12 months.
  • With positive synergies from the DirecTV acquisition, I don't think we will see AT&T stock fall back down to the low $30s again.

AT&T (NYSE:T) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) are two telecom leaders that have gained a lot of investor interest in the last year. As you can see below, both AT&T stock as well as Verizon stock, have significantly outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 12 months, with AT&T stock having a better year with a return of 18.7%. Both companies have a lot to offer to income investors looking for stability with some modest growth.

Source: AT&T stock price vs Verizon stock price comparison chart by


Most investors are going to be drawn to these 2 stocks as income plays. AT&T currently has a yield of 4.80% compared to Verizon’s 4.13%. As you can see from the chart below, both companies have been consistent in increasing their dividends. While AT&T is offering the better yield, an argument can be made that...