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Current Movement: Telephone And Data Systems (NYSE: TDS)

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Telephone And Data Systems trades as part of the communication services industry and communication services sector. 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 -0.44% with an open at 29.78 and a close of 29.55. It reached an intraday high of 29.94 and a low of 29.39.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $3.4b with 114.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 113.2m shares. Trading volume reached 354,387 shares compared to its average volume of 719,057 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Telephone And Data Systems shares returned -1.30% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -7.31%. Over three months, it changed -7.50%. In one year it has changed 13.02% and within that year its 52-week high was 37.29 and its 52-week low was 24.00. TDS stock is 23.15% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 32.37 and a 50 day moving average of 31.27. Currently TDS stock is trading -8.70% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

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 25.26. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.36. The TTM EPS is 1.17, which comes to a TTM PE of 25.26.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 0.50
4thQtr of 2018 0.14
3rdQtr of 2018 0.41
2ndQtr of 2018 0.29
1stQtr of 2018 0.34

The dividend per share is currently 0.66, which is a dividend yield of 2.23%. 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 85.24, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 65.33%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 2,585,174, which was 2.27% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.71. 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 1.03.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 3.57%, return on assets is 1.60%, profit margin is 3.68%, price-to-sales is 0.66 and price-to-book is 0.73.

Company Scores:

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

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