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Is BT Group plc(NYSE: BT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/3/1984. BT Group plc is in the Diversified Communication Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for BT Group plc, is 400.23, and so far today it has a volume of 8082. Performance year to date since the 12/3/1984 is -21.27%.

To help you determine whether BT Group plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.3 and forward P/E is 8.28. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BT Group plc has a value for PEG of 2.04. P/S ratio is 2.16 and the P/B ratio is 3.82. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.94 and 24.9 respectively.

At the current price BT Group plc is trading at, 27.04 (-0.77% today), BT Group plc has a dividend yield of 3.67%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 46.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.91, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.40% after growing 13.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.30%, and 21.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1931.91, and the number of shares float is 1558.46. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 2.50%. The float short is 0.03%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.16. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.70%, and also a return on investment of 12.40%.

The ability for BT Group plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 1.06 and total debt/equity is 1.37. In terms of margins, BT Group plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 18.50%, and BT Group plc has a profit margin of 13.70%.

The 52 week high is -27.56%, with 11.00% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -11.37% and the 200 day simple moving average is -17.91%.

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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