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Orange (NYSE: ORAN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Orange (NYSE: ORAN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 39198.96. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Orange is 14.98 (with a change from open of -0.20%), this in conjunction with a target price of 18.76. Volume today has so far reached 219525, with an average volume of about 475.05. The GAP for this stock, is 0.94%.

The P/E ratio is 14.49, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.99. The current EPS for Orange, is 1.03, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 105.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -7.95%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Orange, EPS is looking like it will grow 16.00% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 31.90%. Quarter over quarter is 45.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -10.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -2.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 17.90% and institutional ownership is 1.20%. Shares outstanding is 2636.11, while shares float is at a value of 2133.89. Float short for Orange is 0.01% and the short ratio is 0.34.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.85, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.05. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 55.50% and their operating margin is . The profit margin is .

Orange has seen returns on assets of , and on investment, 6.30%. Return on equity is . Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.45. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.86, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.12 and Price/cash is 4.69, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -2.75% and -7.50% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.83% and the 52 week low is 8.41%.

Orange has a dividend yield of 6.12%, with a current price of 14.98. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Telecom Services – Foreign, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Orange is based in France.

Performance in the Telecom Services – Foreign industry means that Orange has seen performance for the past week of -1.59%, with performance for the month coming to -4.13%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.83%, and for the half year the performance is -4.92%. Volatility for this week is 1.63% and for the month this is 1.27%.

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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