Does Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS) Have Insiders Selling Shares?

As of Friday close, Telephone and Data Systems Inc.’s (NYSE:TDS) stock was up $0.85, moving up 5.56 percent to $16.15. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,519,000 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.34 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,352,645, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,097,316.

Since last month, TDS stock rose 5.56%. Shares of the company fell to $14.46 on 07/22/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $21.47 was reached on 01/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $14.46. Since the beginning of this year, TDS’s stock price has dropped by -19.85% or -$4.00, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -24.78% since its 52-week high.

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Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS) last reported insider trading activity 73 days ago on May 25. Davis Clarence A, the Director of the company, disposed of 4,300 shares for $18.33 on May 25. It resulted in a $78,819 divestment by the insider. THAUS KURT B sold 12,702 shares at an average price of $19.59 on Dec 08. The insider now owns 11,315 shares following the transaction. On Dec 07, Senior VP – Technology THAUS KURT B sold 9,390 shares at $19.57 apiece. The transaction was valued at $183,762.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS) has a P/E ratio of about 17.85. The stock’s beta is 1.04. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.35, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.38.

The latest dividend of $0.18 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.18. On Thursday February 17 2022, a $0.0050 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Telephone and Data Systems Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.70, while its current ratio was 1.90, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.73, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.73. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 53.80% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 4.60%. Based on annual data, TDS earned $261.0 million in gross profit and brought in $5.33 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 2.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 2.10%.

In Telephone and Data Systems Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $3.57 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. TDS’s revenue fell -4.71% to $1.37 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.31 billion. While analysts expected Telephone and Data Systems Inc. to report $0.26 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.37 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 42.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $290.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. were 7.5 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $4.67 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $113.89 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Telephone and Data Systems Inc.’s (TDS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 38.65%, the RSI 9-day stood at 59.47% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Telephone and Data Systems Inc. price is up by +2.15% percent or $0.34. At present, TDS shares trade +6.81% above its 20-day simple moving average and -14.87% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.33% below its SMA50 and -16.92% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 71.91% and Stochastic coefficient D was 74.03%, while ATR was 0.50. Given the Stochastic reading of 94.94% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 55.52%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.05, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.16.

Analyst Ratings

Telephone and Data Systems Inc. downgraded its rating on Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (NYSE: TDS) to an Equal-weight in a note to investors on April 19, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, TDS is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Telephone and Data Systems Inc. stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $22.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $20.00 – $25.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS) will achieve an average price target of $22.50.


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