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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 РForeign in the sector of Technology. Based in China, China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA  has a market cap of 42689.15. Since its IPO date on the 11/14/2002, China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA performance year to date is 13.35%. Today China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA has gained 0.82%, with a current price of 52.65.

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 -17.60%. A performance for the year of 1.06%. The 52-week high is -5.73%, and the 52-week low is 24.67%. The average volume for China Telecom Corp. Ltd., CHA is 15625.

With a target price of 60.75, 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 16.47 and a forward P/E of 13.46. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.97. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.88 and 0.91 respectively. For P/cash, China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a value of 8.26, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 52.65, 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 19.23% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -17.60% 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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