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Orange (NYSE: ORAN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Orange (NYSE: ORAN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 41921.83. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Orange is 15.7 (with a change from open of 0.38%), this in conjunction with a target price of 18.76. Volume today has so far reached 607800, with an average volume of about 449.38. The GAP for this stock, is 1.43%.

The P/E ratio is 15.33, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.66. The current EPS for Orange, is 1.02, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 105.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -2.82%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Orange, EPS is looking like it will grow 16.10% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 31.90%. Quarter over quarter is 45.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -10.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -2.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 17.90% and institutional ownership is 1.20%. Shares outstanding is 2670.18, while shares float is at a value of 2133.89. Float short for Orange is 0.01% and the short ratio is 0.36.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.85, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.05. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 55.50% and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Orange has seen returns on assets of *TBA, and on investment, 6.30%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.48. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.92, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.18 and Price/cash is 5.03, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 2.61% and -2.85% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.78% and the 52 week low is 13.62%.

Orange has a dividend yield of 5.80%, with a current price of 15.7. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Telecom Services – Foreign, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Orange is based in France.

Performance in the Telecom Services – Foreign industry means that Orange has seen performance for the past week of 2.75%, with performance for the month coming to 3.56%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.09%, and for the half year the performance is 8.94%. Volatility for this week is 0.91% and for the month this is 1.22%.

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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