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TELUS Corporation (NYSE: TU) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

TELUS Corporation (NYSE: TU), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 19553.52. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for TELUS Corporation is 32.95 (with a change from open of 0.64%), this in conjunction with a target price of 33.54. Volume today has so far reached 154100, with an average volume of about 177.81. The GAP for this stock, is 0.49%.

The P/E ratio is 18.24, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.84. The current EPS for TELUS Corporation, is 1.81, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -0.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 23.12%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for TELUS Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 4.98% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.40%. Quarter over quarter is 24.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 0.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 77.00%. Shares outstanding is 593.43, while shares float is at a value of 587.39. Float short for TELUS Corporation is 1.17% and the short ratio is 38.58.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.34, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.56. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 56.10% and their operating margin is 15.30%. The profit margin is 11.30%.

TELUS Corporation has seen returns on assets of 5.30%, and on investment, 6.90%. Return on equity is 18.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.85. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.05, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.19 and Price/cash is 60.15, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 0.46% and 8.45% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.51% and the 52 week low is 39.87%.

TELUS Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.31%, with a current price of 32.95. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 73.80%. This is in an industry, Wireless Communications, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. TELUS Corporation is based in Canada.

Performance in the Wireless Communications industry means that TELUS Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 1.07%, with performance for the month coming to 0.03%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.97%, and for the half year the performance is 8.63%. Volatility for this week is 1.10% and for the month this is 1.31%.

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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