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Market Highlights for the day: SK Telecom Co., Ltd., (SKM)

Friday February 24th 2017: SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Wireless Communications in the sector of Technology. Based in South Korea, SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKMĀ  has a market cap of 19.19 B. Since its IPO date on the 6/27/1996, SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKM performance year to date is 21.29%. Today SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKM has gained 1.78%, with a current price of 25.8.

Ownership of the company is 26.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 12.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 42.10%. Return of assets are at 5.60%, with return on investment at 4.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.4. While Total debt/equity is 0.46. With a profit margin of 9.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 94.70%, and operating margin of 8.90%. SK Telecom Co., Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKM has seen a EPS growth of 12.00%. A performance for the year of 18.18%. The 52-week high is -2.84%, and the 52-week low is 26.22%. The average volume for SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKM is 14145.

With a target price of 24.69, can SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SKM. SK Telecom Co., Ltd. has a P/E of 11.07 and a forward P/E of 9.49. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 110.75. SK Telecom Co., Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.29 and 1.17 respectively. For P/cash, SK Telecom Co., Ltd. has a value of 9.77, while it is 19.34 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 25.8, SK Telecom Co., Ltd. has a dividend yield of 3.87%. We see a return on equity of 10.80%.

Looking more long-term SK Telecom Co., Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 0.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.88% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.00% for this year and for the last five years a 0.00% growth has been seen.

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