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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA

China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Telecom Services – Foreign in the sector of Technology. Based in China, China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA  has a market cap of 42923.82. Since its IPO date on the 11/14/2002, China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA performance year to date is 12.94%. Today China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA has gained 2.58%, with a current price of 52.46.

Ownership of the company is 45.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 4.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.23. While Total debt/equity is 0.34. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.30%, and operating margin of *TBA. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.3, while the quick ratio is 0.3.

For the last year China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA has seen a EPS growth of 13.40%. A performance for the year of -1.85%. The 52-week high is -6.07%, and the 52-week low is 24.22%. The average volume for China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA is 17398.

With a target price of 62.77, can China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a P/E of 13.65 and a forward P/E of 13.64. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.81. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.83 and 0.92 respectively. For P/cash, China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a value of 8.7, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 52.46, China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.34%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term China Telecom Corp. Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 16.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.39% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 13.40% for this year and for the last five years a 5.50% 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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