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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU)?

The company in question is, TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) currently with a stock price of 33.33 (0.79% today). The market cap for TELUS Corporation is 19877.05, and is in the sector Technology, and Wireless Communications industry. The target price for TELUS Corporation is 31.82. Currently TELUS Corporation is trading with a P/E of 19.03, and a forward P/E of 11.97. Average volume for TELUS Corporation is 188.1 and so far today it is 43264.

Performance in the last year for TELUS Corporation has been 3.00%. For EPS growth, TELUS Corporation has seen a growth of -0.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.80%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.00% over the last five years and could be 6.83% for the next five years. TELUS Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -6.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.04%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.43%.

Since the IPO date for TELUS Corporation on the 6/11/1996, TELUS Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 22.28%. With TELUS Corporation trading at 33.33, the dividend yield is 4.29%, and the EPS is 1.74.

So could TELUS Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.03. The PEG is 2.78, P/S is 2.05 and the P/B is at 3.3. The P/cash is 53.61, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

TELUS Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.37, and total debt/equity at 1.67.

In terms of margins, TELUS Corporation has a gross margin of 55.70%, an operating margin of 14.80% and a profit margin of 10.70%.Payout ratio for TELUS Corporation is 76.60%. Return on assets come to 5.10% with return on investment coming to 6.90%.

Insider ownership for TELUS Corporation, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 77.00%. Outstanding shares are at 601.06. While shares float is 592.92. The float short is currently 0.96%, and short ratio is 30.23.

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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