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BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 47020.53. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for BT Group plc is 22.87 (with a change from open of 1.33%), this in conjunction with a target price of 37.38. Volume today has so far reached 158768, with an average volume of about 494.46. The GAP for this stock, is -1.83%.

The P/E ratio is 12.37, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.84. The current EPS for BT Group plc, is 1.86, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 13.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -31.84%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for BT Group plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 8.72% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -3.80%. Quarter over quarter is -1.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 35.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 1.00%. Shares outstanding is 2045.26, while shares float is at a value of 1570.74. Float short for BT Group plc is 0.03% and the short ratio is 1.05.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.08, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.37. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 17.80%. The profit margin is 13.10%.

BT Group plc has seen returns on assets of 7.70%, and on investment, 10.80%. Return on equity is 43.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.83, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.57 and Price/cash is 12.91, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 14.35.

The simple moving averages are -10.62% and -22.47% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -37.13% and the 52 week low is 0.22%.

BT Group plc has a dividend yield of 4.18%, with a current price of 22.87. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 47.00%. This is in an industry, Diversified Communication Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. BT Group plc is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Diversified Communication Services industry means that BT Group plc has seen performance for the past week of -6.39%, with performance for the month coming to -9.35%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -12.75%, and for the half year the performance is -27.37%. Volatility for this week is 1.43% 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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