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How to buy China Telecom Corporation stock in Canada

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China Telecom Corporation is a telecom services business based in the US. China Telecom Corporation stocks (CHA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. China Telecom Corporation employs 274,172 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding stock value) of $20.5 billion.

How to buy China Telecom Corporation stock in Canada

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CHA in this case.
  5. Research China Telecom Corporation stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your China Telecom Corporation stocks. It's that simple.

Is it a good time to buy China Telecom Corporation stock?

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China Telecom Corporation stock price

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China Telecom Corporation stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-07.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$24.5 - $36.4
50-day moving average $27.1721
200-day moving average $30.8545
Wall St. target price$39.85
PE ratio 7.5571
Dividend yield $0.015 (0.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.5

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Is China Telecom Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

China Telecom Corporation's P/E ratio

China Telecom 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 8x. In other words, China Telecom Corporation stocks trade at around 8x 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 stocks or simply that they're under-valued.

China Telecom Corporation's PEG ratio

China Telecom Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9804. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.

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

China Telecom Corporation financials

Gross profit TTM USD$202.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.47%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 5.4%
Book value $62.9
Market capitalisation USD$20.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell China Telecom Corporation stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CHA.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 293,546 China Telecom Corporation stocks held short by investors – that's known as China Telecom Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.8% down from 318,520 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting China Telecom Corporation stocks can be evaluated.

China Telecom Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

China Telecom Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of China Telecom Corporation stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of China Telecom Corporation stocks traded daily (recently around 130464.88888889). China Telecom Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.25. In other words for every 100,000 China Telecom Corporation stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2250 stocks are currently held short.

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

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

Find out more about how you can short China Telecom Corporation stock.

China Telecom Corporation stock dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 7042.53% of net profits

Recently China Telecom Corporation has paid out, on average, around 7042.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), China Telecom Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 6.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In China Telecom Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.015 per share.

China Telecom 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.

China Telecom Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 10 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 29 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

China Telecom Corporation stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, China Telecom Corporation's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $24.5 up to $36.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHA.US volatility(beta: 0.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while China Telecom Corporation's is 0.5679. This would suggest that China Telecom Corporation's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

China Telecom Corporation overview

China Telecom Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides wireline and mobile telecommunications services primarily in the People's Republic of China. It offers wireline voice services, including local wireline telephone services and long distance wireline services; CDMA mobile voice services, such as local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, intra-provincial roaming, and inter-provincial roaming and international roaming; wireline Internet access services comprising dial-up and broadband services; wireless Internet access services; and wireline, Internet, and mobile value-added services. The company also provides Best Tone information services; and information technology-based integrated solutions, such as system integration and consulting, outsourcing, special advisory, information application, knowledge, and software development services. In addition, it offers managed data services that include digital data network, frame relay, and asynchronous transfer mode services for government agencies, large corporations, and institutions; and leased line services, as well as sells, repairs, and maintains customer-end equipment. Further, the company provides international telecommunications services, including network, Internet access and transit, Internet data center, and mobile virtual network services in various countries, including the Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, South America, and North America; and music production and related information, instant messenger, finance leasing, capital and financial management, and e-commerce services, as well as sells telecommunications terminals. As of December 31, 2019, it had approximately 336 million mobile subscribers; 153 million wireline broadband subscribers; and 111 million access lines in service. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong. China Telecom Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of China Telecommunications Corporation.

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