Orange trades as part of the communication services sector and communication services industry. The company CEO is Stephane Richard. Orange SA provides consumers, businesses and other telecommunications operators with a variety of services including fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission and value-added services, mainly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ORAN shares had a previous change of 0.59% which opened at 15.30 and closed at 15.32. It moved to an intraday high of 15.36 and a low of 15.25.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ORAN shares returned 2.54% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.65%. Over three months, it changed -6.93%. In one year it has changed -8.85% and within that year its 52-week high was 18.30 and its 52-week low was 14.84. ORAN stock is 3.23% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 15.96 and a 50 day moving average of 15.36. Right now, ORAN stock is trading -4.01% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $40.6b with 2.7b shares outstanding and a float of 2.7b shares. Trading volume was 279,615 shares and has experienced an average volume of 375,113 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Orange was 0.71 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.58.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.00 (estimated)
09-30-2018:  0.00
06-30-2018:  0.00
12-31-2017:  0.00

The dividend per share is currently 0.68, which is a dividend yield of 4.44%. ORAN stock may not have sufficient earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in and grow the business, therefore in the future the dividend may be reduced.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 32.71, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 53.17%



The next earnings report will be: 04-17-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Orange; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which is 2.95%.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 405,758, which was 0.02% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.01. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.43

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.41%, return on assets is 2.06%, profit margin is 5.21%, price-to-sales is 0.98 and price-to-book is 1.19.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 2  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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