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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: TELUS Corporation, TU

TELUS Corporation, TU is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Wireless Communications in the sector of Technology. Based in Canada, TELUS Corporation, TU  has a market cap of 19201.42. Since its IPO date on the 6/11/1996, TELUS Corporation, TU performance year to date is 18.08%. Today TELUS Corporation, TU has gained 0.51%, with a current price of 31.76.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 73.80%. Return of assets are at 5.30%, with return on investment at 6.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, TELUS Corporation, TU is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.34. While Total debt/equity is 1.56. With a profit margin of 11.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 56.10%, and operating margin of 15.30%. TELUS Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year TELUS Corporation, TU has seen a EPS growth of -0.80%. A performance for the year of 4.61%. The 52-week high is -6.04%, and the 52-week low is 34.82%. The average volume for TELUS Corporation, TU is 7573.

With a target price of 33.66, can TELUS Corporation, TU reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of TELUS Corporation, TU. TELUS Corporation has a P/E of 17.18 and a forward P/E of 11.38. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.68. TELUS Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.98 and 3 respectively. For P/cash, TELUS Corporation has a value of 58.01, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 31.76, TELUS Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.53%. We see a return on equity of 18.40%.

Looking more long-term TELUS Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.87% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -0.80% for this year and for the last five years a 7.00% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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