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AT&T Inc. Buying DirecTV Is a Megamerger; Will the Stocks Reflect It?

With the monster deal of AT&T (NYSE: T  ) buying out DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV  ) , it got us thinking about whether there's ever a good time to jump on a stock during a merger or acquisition.

In the video below, Motley Fool banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and contributor David Hanson talk about mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs they'd like to see.

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  • Report this Comment On May 21, 2014, at 11:01 PM, almypal1763 wrote:

    Who are these clowns? What the heck are they talking about? Do your homework !!!!

    This guy did not do his homework!!! AT&T is much better than Verizon.

    1. AT&T has a much better Dividend at 5.3% compared to Verizon 4.0%

    2. AT&T has much more Revenue than Verizon. Verizon overpaid $130 Billion dollars? Really? They cant afford to do anything else at this time.

    3. AT&T will be Offer 4G LTE services to all Airlines in the Continental United States by the End of the year, bringing in millions if not billions in revenue.

    4. AT&T will also be offering 4G LTE and WiFi to connected Cars in 2015

    5. AT&T offers Digital Life Home Security Services expanding to all 50 states bringing in Billions of dollars

    6. AT&T also has over 116 Million wireless subscribers and 95% are smartphone customers bringing in tons of Revenue

    7. AT&T has Over 11 million Uverse internet customers and 6 million cable customers and growing each quarter bringing in billions of dollars.

    8. The purchase of Directv is a very smart move, now AT&T can offer bundle deals in areas it can not offer Uverse.. Very smart move and the price is right on the money.

    Where is Verizon ? The wireless business is very saturated and everyone already has a cell phone. I don't see Verizon trying to grow in other areas. They have no where anything close to the innovation of AT&T labs. Also, just because Verizon stock is a little higher does not mean they are a better company. We will see in the end who is the better company!

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