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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 40596.5. Since its IPO date on the 11/14/2002, China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA performance year to date is 7.56%. Today China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA has gained 0.12%, with a current price of 50.02.

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 0.21. While Total debt/equity is 0.38. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 75.60%, and operating margin of 8.20%. 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 -25.90%. A performance for the year of -9.16%. The 52-week high is -16.34%, and the 52-week low is 18.45%. The average volume for China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA is 5965.

With a target price of 59.07, 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 15.62 and a forward P/E of 13.99. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.34. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.84 and 0.89 respectively. For P/cash, China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a value of 7.86, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 50.02, China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.46%. 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 3.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 21.22% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -25.90% for this year and for the last five years a 7.10% 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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