Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to unearth killer stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. Investors still remain wary of the prospects of many companies today, but many think telecom giant AT&T
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, 94% of the 5,074 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why AT&T will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
But here at The Motley Fool, we're all for looking at both the good and bad sides of an investment. Once you're done with this article, you can read the case against the stock, weigh in with your own comments below or rate AT&T yourself in CAPS.
1. Wireless growth
Thanks in large part to consumers' continued fascination with Apple's
2. Next generation
Many investors continue to be bullish about what the future holds in terms of profit potential for the next generation of wireless networks. While competing carriers like Verizon
While some other telecoms such as Sprint Nextel offer no dividend income to shareholders, AT&T pays a hefty dividend that's in the ballpark of competitors like Verizon and Qwest
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Fool contributor Dave Mock has three good reasons not to play with metal objects and light sockets. He owns shares of Alcatel Lucent and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Sprint Nextel is an Inside Value pick. Google is a Rule Breakers recommendation. Apple is a Stock Advisor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy learned to dance watching reruns of Soul Train.