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Is Orange(NYSE: ORAN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Orange (NYSE: ORAN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/20/1997. Orange is in the Telecom Services – Foreign industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Orange, is 489.93, and so far today it has a volume of 747000. Performance year to date since the 10/20/1997 is -6.90%.

To help you determine whether Orange is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.6 and forward P/E is 12.07. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Orange has a value for PEG of 0.46. P/S ratio is 0.87 and the P/B ratio is 1.12. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.8 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Orange is trading at, 15.04 (-0.20% today), Orange has a dividend yield of 6.05%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.03, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 17.22% after growing 105.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 45.90%, and 2.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2671.39, and the number of shares float is 2133.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 17.90%, and institutional ownership is at 1.20%. The float short is 0.01%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.29. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 6.30%.

The ability for Orange, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.85 and total debt/equity is 1.05. In terms of margins, Orange has a gross margin of 55.50%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Orange has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -15.49%, with 8.85% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.40% and the 200 day simple moving average is -7.67%.

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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