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TELUS Corporation is a telecom services business based in the US. TELUS Corporation shares (TU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TELUS Corporation employs 65,600 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$25.7 billion.

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  3. Search for TELUS Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TU. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$19.89, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of TELUS Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of TELUS Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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TELUS Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$19.89
52-week rangeUSD$13.0621 - USD$80.1748
50-day moving average USD$19.4862
200-day moving average USD$18.1365
Wall St. target priceUSD$38.95
PE ratio 10.6124
Dividend yield USD$0.97 (4.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.878

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Is it a good time to buy TELUS Corporation stock?

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TELUS Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.89 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-05) -2.07%
1 month (2020-12-12) N/A
3 months (2020-10-12) 7.69%
6 months (2020-07-12) N/A
1 year (2020-01-12) N/A
2 years (2019-01-12) N/A
3 years (2018-01-12) 110.92%
5 years (2016-01-12) 200.11%

Is TELUS Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing TELUS Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of TELUS Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

TELUS Corporation's P/E ratio

TELUS Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, TELUS Corporation shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

TELUS Corporation's PEG ratio

TELUS Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into TELUS Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

TELUS Corporation financials

Gross profit TTM USD$5.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.35%
Return on equity TTM 11.72%
Profit margin 8.72%
Book value $12.475
Market capitalisation USD$25.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TELUS Corporation shares

There are currently 4.3 million TELUS Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as TELUS Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% down from 4.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting TELUS Corporation shares can be evaluated.

TELUS Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TELUS Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TELUS Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TELUS Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 933029.97811816). TELUS Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.57. In other words for every 100,000 TELUS Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4570 shares are currently held short.

However TELUS Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TELUS Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable TELUS Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TELUS Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TELUS Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TELUS Corporation shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against TELUS Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short TELUS Corporation stock.

TELUS Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like TELUS Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

TELUS Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and TELUS Corporation's overall score of 22.03 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like TELUS Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

TELUS Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.13/100

TELUS Corporation's environmental score of 6.13 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TELUS Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

TELUS Corporation's social score

Social score: 12.15/100

TELUS Corporation's social score of 12.15 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TELUS Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

TELUS Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7.24/100

TELUS Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that TELUS Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

TELUS Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. TELUS Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that TELUS Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

TELUS Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.03
Total ESG percentile 20.88
Environmental score 6.13
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 12.15
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 7.24
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

TELUS Corporation share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 125.88% of net profits

Recently TELUS Corporation has paid out, on average, around 125.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), TELUS Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TELUS Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.97 per share.

TELUS Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

TELUS Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have TELUS Corporation's shares ever split?

TELUS Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 March 2020. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your TELUS Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for TELUS Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted TELUS Corporation's share price.

TELUS Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TELUS Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.0621 up to $80.1748. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TU.US volatility(beta: 0.6)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while TELUS Corporation's is 0.5997. This would suggest that TELUS Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

TELUS Corporation overview

TELUS Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications products and services in Canada. It operates through Wireless and Wireline segments. The company's telecommunications products and services comprise wireless and wireline voice and data services; data services, including Internet protocol; television services; hosting, managed information technology, and cloud-based services; healthcare solutions; customer care and business services; and home and business smart security solutions. As of October 7, 2020, it had 15.4 million customer connections covering wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. The company was formerly known as TELUS Communications Inc. and changed its name to TELUS Corporation in February 2005. TELUS Corporation was founded in 1993 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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