An extended track record of outperformance and sky-high dividends makes the telco a perfect long-term holding.
Consistently rising prices and reliability issues are turning customers against the whole industry.
An analyst says the deal is 'no slam dunk,' but is likely to get the thumbs up from federal regulators.
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If you're looking for wealth preservation, go for safe companies that pay a dividend and don't swing wildly when the market gets a little iffy.
On Monday evening, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported AT&T will offer a merger for DirecTV, in a takeover deal that would value the company at around $48 billion.
The combination would create a formidable rival for Comcast.
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