Should you buy Telephone and Data Systems stock? (NYSE:TDS). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that Telephone and Data Systems can grow its free cash at a rate of about 3%. That's positive!
(Telephone and Data Systems stock price per share)
||TDS Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|TDS Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$56.59|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||37% lower than other Technology stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||31% higher than other Telecom Services stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||15%|
|Dividend Yield||4%||Shares Shorted||2,465,729|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 2,465,729 shares shorted. With 98,537,573 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 1,679,442, it would take at least 1.468 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that Telephone and Data Systems may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Even better, Telephone and Data Systems looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).
Does Telephone and Data Systems have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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