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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: BT Group plc, BT

BT Group plc, BT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Communication Services in the sector of Technology. Based in United Kingdom, BT Group plc, BT  has a market cap of 50480.1. Since its IPO date on the 12/3/1984, BT Group plc, BT performance year to date is -24.81%. Today BT Group plc, BT has gained 0.75%, with a current price of 25.36.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.00%. Return of assets are at 7.70%, with return on investment at 10.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BT Group plc, BT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.08. While Total debt/equity is 1.37. With a profit margin of 13.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 17.80%. BT Group plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year BT Group plc, BT has seen a EPS growth of 13.90%. A performance for the year of -18.34%. The 52-week high is -30.28%, and the 52-week low is 6.83%. The average volume for BT Group plc, BT is 426500.

With a target price of 37.38, can BT Group plc, BT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BT Group plc, BT. BT Group plc has a P/E of 13.01 and a forward P/E of 11.55. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. BT Group plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.87 and 3.75 respectively. For P/cash, BT Group plc has a value of 13.21, while it is 14.68 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 25.36, BT Group plc has a dividend yield of 3.79%. We see a return on equity of 43.60%.

Looking more long-term BT Group plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -3.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.93% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 13.90% for this year and for the last five years a 9.90% 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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