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Telefonica, S.A. (NYSE: TEF) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Telefonica, S.A. (NYSE: TEF), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 51007.29. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Telefonica, S.A. is 10.22 (with a change from open of 0.10%), this in conjunction with a target price of 10.72. Volume today has so far reached 496751, with an average volume of about 1788.23. The GAP for this stock, is 0.79%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12. The current EPS for Telefonica, S.A., is -0.1, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -93.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -4.34%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Telefonica, S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow 25.60% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 44.30%. Quarter over quarter is -48.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -7.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -56.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -4.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 5.60% and institutional ownership is 1.40%. Shares outstanding is 5035.27, while shares float is at a value of 4127.12. Float short for Telefonica, S.A. is 0.04% and the short ratio is 1.03.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.18, while the total debt/equity comes to 3.95. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 74.80% and their operating margin is 5.90%. The profit margin is 0.60%.

Telefonica, S.A. has seen returns on assets of 0.20%, and on investment, 3.20%. Return on equity is 1.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.93, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.75 and Price/cash is 8.26, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 9.56.

The simple moving averages are 2.83% and 0.87% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -18.71% and the 52 week low is 22.54%.

Telefonica, S.A. has a dividend yield of 8.79%, with a current price of 10.22. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Telecom Services – Foreign, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Telefonica, S.A. is based in Spain.

Performance in the Telecom Services – Foreign industry means that Telefonica, S.A. has seen performance for the past week of -5.77%, with performance for the month coming to 1.60%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.65%, and for the half year the performance is -17.91%. Volatility for this week is 1.38% and for the month this is 1.20%.

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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