Will AT&T Or Verizon Stock Grow More By 2022?

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Every week, Benzinga conducts a sentiment survey to find out what traders are most excited about, interested in or thinking about as they manage and build their personal portfolios.

We surveyed a group of over 300 Benzinga investors on whether shares of AT&T Inc. T 0.79% or Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 0.79% stock would grow the most by 2022.

AT&T Vs. Verizon Stock

In 2020 wireless communication remains AT&T's largest business, contributing nearly 40% of revenue. As the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, AT&T connects more than 100 million devices, including 63 million regular customers and 16 million prepaid customers.

The consumer and entertainment segment, the company’s second-largest revenue stream, includes the consumer fixed-line and DirecTV satellite television businesses, serving 20 million television and 14 million internet access customers.

Meanwhile, Verizon is primarily a wireless business (70% of revenue and nearly all operating income). The company serves about 89 million regular and 4 million prepaid customers. Verizon connects another 24 million data devices, like tablets, via its nationwide network, making it the largest U.S. wireless carrier.

As AT&T and Verizon are the nation’s largest wireless carriers, it’s expected they will be the most viable companies competing for the largest market share of 5G cellular technology in the coming years.

Many respondents cited how they see Verizon leading the way in providing the most reliable 5G coverage in the near-term, and also noted the current video streaming partnership the company holds with Walt Disney Co DIS 0.09% and music streaming partnership with Apple Inc AAPL 1.59% as reasons Verizon is all the more attractive in 2021. 

Among the respondents, 62% told us Verizon will grow more over the next year, while 38% believe AT&T will experience greater gains by the end of 2022.

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