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Is TELUS Corporation(NYSE: TU), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. TELUS Corporation (NYSE: TU) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/11/1996. TELUS Corporation is in the Wireless Communications industry and Technology sector. Average volume for TELUS Corporation, is 176.75, and so far today it has a volume of 160100. Performance year to date since the 6/11/1996 is 21.33%.

To help you determine whether TELUS Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.94 and forward P/E is 11.67. PEG perhaps more useful shows that TELUS Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.8. P/S ratio is 2.01 and the P/B ratio is 3.13. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 59.03 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price TELUS Corporation is trading at, 32.47 (0.03% today), TELUS Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.37%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 73.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.81, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.98% after growing -0.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 24.50%, and 0.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 592.14, and the number of shares float is 587.39. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 77.00%. The float short is 0.88%, with the short ratio at a value of 29.41. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.30%, and also a return on investment of 6.90%.

The ability for TELUS Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.34 and total debt/equity is 1.56. In terms of margins, TELUS Corporation has a gross margin of 56.10%, with its operating margin at 15.30%, and TELUS Corporation has a profit margin of 11.30%.

The 52 week high is -3.93%, with 37.83% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.99% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.32%.

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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