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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE:CHA) ?

The company in question is, China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE:CHA) currently with a stock price of 49.01 (-1.37% today). The market cap for China Telecom Corporation Limited is 40079.4, and is in the sector Technology, and Telecom Services – Foreign industry. The target price for China Telecom Corporation Limited is 59.81. Currently China Telecom Corporation Limited is trading with a P/E of 43.14, and a forward P/E of 11.7. Average volume for China Telecom Corporation Limited is 33 and so far today it is 28331.

Performance in the last year for China Telecom Corporation Limited has been -9.83%. For EPS growth, China Telecom Corporation Limited has seen a growth of -10.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.23%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 1.80% over the last five years and could be 16.90% for the next five years. China Telecom Corporation Limited has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 115.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 25.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.25%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.27%.

Since the IPO date for China Telecom Corporation Limited on the 11/14/2002, China Telecom Corporation Limited has seen performance year to date to be 6.24%. With China Telecom Corporation Limited trading at 49.01, the dividend yield is 2.51%, and the EPS is 1.14.

So could China Telecom Corporation Limited, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 43.14. The PEG is 2.55, P/S is 1.57 and the P/B is at 0.87. The P/cash is 9.88, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

China Telecom Corporation Limited ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.2, and the quick ratio is 0.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.03, and total debt/equity at 0.36.

In terms of margins, China Telecom Corporation Limited has a gross margin of 71.40%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for China Telecom Corporation Limited is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 5.00%.

Insider ownership for China Telecom Corporation Limited, is at 45.30% and institutional ownership comes to 2.40%. Outstanding shares are at 817.78. While shares float is 13.74. The float short is currently 0.29%, and short ratio is 1.2.

Graphs: China Telecom Corporation Limited NYSE: CHA | Thursday April 20, 2017

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