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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Telefonica, S.A., TEF

Telefonica, S.A., TEF is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Telecom Services – Foreign in the sector of Technology. Based in Spain, Telefonica, S.A., TEF  has a market cap of 46816.84. Since its IPO date on the 06/12/1987, Telefonica, S.A., TEF performance year to date is -9.26%. Today Telefonica, S.A., TEF has gained -4.21%, with a current price of 9.2.

Ownership of the company is 5.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 120.00%. Return of assets are at 1.40%, with return on investment at 3.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Telefonica, S.A., TEF is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.76. While Total debt/equity is 3.37. With a profit margin of 3.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.50%, and operating margin of 5.90%. Telefonica, S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Telefonica, S.A., TEF has seen a EPS growth of -93.90%. A performance for the year of -27.53%. The 52-week high is -36.25%, and the 52-week low is 10.37%. The average volume for Telefonica, S.A., TEF is 1246237.

With a target price of 10.55, can Telefonica, S.A., TEF reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Telefonica, S.A., TEF. Telefonica, S.A. has a P/E of 1922 and a forward P/E of 12.6. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 43.39. Telefonica, S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.91 and 2.38 respectively. For P/cash, Telefonica, S.A. has a value of 7.26, while it is 10.14 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 9.2, Telefonica, S.A. has a dividend yield of 9.26%. We see a return on equity of 8.60%.

Looking more long-term Telefonica, S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 44.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 19.59% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -93.90% for this year and for the last five years a -56.90% 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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