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Recent Technicals: Telephone And Data Systems (NYSE: TDS)


Telephone And Data Systems trades as part of the communication services industry and is in the communication services sector. The company CEO is Leroy T. Carlson. Telephone and Data Systems Inc is a diversified telecommunications service company providing telecommunications services to wireless customers and wireline and cable connections.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The TDS stock showed a previous change of 0.41% with an open at 31.99 and a close of 32.11. It reached an intraday high of 32.52 and a low of 31.99.

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The stock has a market cap of $3.7b with 113.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 112.9m shares. Trading volume reached 476,406 shares compared to its average volume of 912,274 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Telephone And Data Systems shares returned 2.56% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -9.68%. Over three months, it changed -6.23%. In one year it has changed 14.18% and within that year its 52-week high was 37.29 and its 52-week low was 24.00. TDS stock is 33.82% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 30.99 and a 50 day moving average of 34.63. Currently TDS stock is trading 3.62% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.17 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.44. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.16. The TTM EPS is 1.17, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.44.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.14
09-30-2018:  0.40
06-30-2018:  0.29
03-31-2018:  0.34

The dividend per share is currently 0.66, which is a dividend yield of 2.06%. Also, the payout ratio is 56.41%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 69.11, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 53.54%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 121.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,481,177, which is 2.18% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.50. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.01

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 3.12%, return on assets is 1.45%, profit margin is 3.42%, price-to-sales is 0.71 and price-to-book is 0.80.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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