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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 564.58, and so far today it has a volume of 872400. Performance year to date since the 12/3/1984 is -23.62%.

To help you determine whether BT Group plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.26 and forward P/E is 11.74. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BT Group plc has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.9 and the P/B ratio is 3.82. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.46 and 14.96 respectively.

At the current price BT Group plc is trading at, 25.76 (0.16% today), BT Group plc has a dividend yield of 3.88%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.94, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.93% after growing 13.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -1.30%, and 35.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1989.21, and the number of shares float is 1564.99. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 1.00%. The float short is 0.05%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.32. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.70%, and also a return on investment of 10.80%.

The ability for BT Group plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 1.08 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 17.80%, and BT Group plc has a profit margin of 13.10%.

The 52 week high is -29.18%, with 8.51% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.89% and the 200 day simple moving average is -16.58%.

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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