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Is China Telecom Corp. Ltd.(NYSE: CHA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/14/2002. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. is in the Telecom Services – Foreign industry and Technology sector. Average volume for China Telecom Corp. Ltd., is 35.64, and so far today it has a volume of 7806. Performance year to date since the 11/14/2002 is -0.80%.

To help you determine whether China Telecom Corp. Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.46 and forward P/E is 12.91. PEG perhaps more useful shows that China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a value for PEG of 4.02. P/S ratio is 0.78 and the P/B ratio is 0.82. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.32 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price China Telecom Corp. Ltd. is trading at, 46.15 (0.15% today), China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 2.65%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.19, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 21.22% after growing -25.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.40%, and -31.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 817.71, and the number of shares float is 13.74. The senior management bring insider ownership to 45.30%, and institutional ownership is at 3.40%. The float short is 0.78%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.99. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 4.70%.

The ability for China Telecom Corp. Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.3, and quick ratio is 0.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.21 and total debt/equity is 0.38. In terms of margins, China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a gross margin of 75.60%, with its operating margin at 8.20%, and China Telecom Corp. Ltd. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -23.20%, with 9.28% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.08% and the 200 day simple moving average is -4.74%.

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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