Is Orange S.A. (ORAN) A Risky Investment?


Orange S.A. (NYSE:ORAN) finished Friday with a subtraction of -$0.08 to close at $9.88, a downside of -0.80 percent. An average of 585,640 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.02 in the past week, and it reached a new high 22 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 792,420 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 783,960.

ORAN stock has decreased by -3.04% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $9.62 on 12/20/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/24/22, shares of the company touched a low of $8.81 and a high of $12.71 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 21 times so far this year and lost -6.35% or -$0.67 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -22.27% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Orange S.A. (ORAN) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 6.16. The stock’s beta is 0.25. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.57, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.80.

The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.2350 a share, representing a down of -29.49% from $0.3333 last year. Its latest decrease dividend $0.0983 reported on Tuesday November 15 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Orange S.A. for the recent quarter was 0.90, and the current ratio was 1.00, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.23 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.47 for the recent quarter. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.98 billion compared to revenue of $50.31 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the recent quarter, Orange S.A. had $202.72 million in cash and short-term investments compared to $342.72 million in total debt. The company posted a net income of $260.96 million in the quarter, while revenues were shrunk -1747.79%.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Orange S.A. (ORAN) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 30 December was 51.31%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 14.47%.

As of today, ORAN’s price is $9.91 +0.20% or $0.02 from its 5-day moving average. ORAN is currently trading -1.00% lower than its 20-day SMA and -4.08% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +6.70% above the SMA50 and -15.41% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 74.20% and 80.47%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.12. With the 14-day stochastic at 69.99% and the average true range at 0.13, the RSI (14) stands at 51.27%. The stock has reached 0.05 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.06.

Analyst Ratings

Barclays upgraded Orange S.A. (NYSE: ORAN) to a an Equal weight rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Underweight. The consensus rating for Orange S.A. (ORAN) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell ORAN, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 11 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is ORAN’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $8.42 and $16.80, with a median target of $12.19. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Orange S.A. (ORAN) stock is $12.39.


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