The telecom has already warned about declining video subscribers and recently pushed out the termination date for the Time Warner deal. Investors will also listen for details about AT&T's video strategy, the impact of the latest iPhone and other key data points.
by Chris Nolter
Cord cutting and the fate of the Time Warner Inc. deal are top of investors' minds as AT&T Inc. gets ready to report third-quarter earnings after the market close Thursday. The damage from hurricanes and earthquakes and the state of the wireless business amid a sluggish iPhone upgrade cycle so far are other important topics for the telecom and pay-TV giant.
Wall Street expects AT&T to report earnings of 74 cents per share off sales of $40.1 billion on Thursday. The company hosts an investor call at 4.30 p.m. ET.