Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Battle of the Dividends – Verizon vs. AT&T

The telecom industry has continuously evolved and reinvented itself in response to technological advancements. The wireless segment is currently its main source of revenues, and AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ), two of the largest players in the industry, have expanded their product portfolio accordingly to include a wide variety of products besides their legacy wireline services.

Due to the robust nature of the industry, telecoms have traditionally been a safe haven for investors looking for steady growth and stable dividends. On top of that, telecom stocks also offer immunity from market swings: for example, Verizon’s Beta value is 0.53, compared to AT&T’s 0.69. Read More: T, VZ

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