Technicals Say Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS) Is Worth Holding


As of Friday close, Telephone and Data Systems Inc.’s (NYSE:TDS) stock was down -$0.35, moving down -3.40 percent to $9.95. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,364,940 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.20 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,573,570, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,612,016.

Since last month, TDS stock retreated -14.74%. Shares of the company fell to $9.77 on 03/16/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $21.00 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $9.65. Since the beginning of this year, TDS’s stock price has dropped by -5.15% or -$0.54, and marked a new high 12 times. However, the stock has declined by -52.62% since its 52-week high.

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TDS stock investors should be aware that Telephone and Data Systems Inc. (TDS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 297 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.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.09. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.19, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.24.

The latest dividend of $0.1850 per share was paid out, which is 2.78% more than last year’s $0.18. On Thursday February 16 2023, a $0.0050 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Telephone and Data Systems Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.30, 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 September 29 was 0.78, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.79. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 52.60% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 2.30%. Based on annual data, TDS earned $122.0 million in gross profit and brought in $5.41 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 0.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -0.10%.

In Telephone and Data Systems Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $3.73 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. TDS’s revenue fell -0.66% to $1.39 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.36 billion. While analysts expected Telephone and Data Systems Inc. to report $0.03 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.22 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -833.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $213.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. were 7.95 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $4.7 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $112.46 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Telephone and Data Systems Inc.’s (TDS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 35.29%, the RSI 9-day stood at 24.25% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Telephone and Data Systems Inc. price is down by -10.76% percent or -$1.20. At present, TDS shares trade -10.60% below its 20-day simple moving average and -36.46% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -14.52% below its SMA50 and -43.88% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 13.85% and Stochastic coefficient D was 12.39%, while ATR was 0.55. Given the Stochastic reading of 5.75% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 32.15%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.59, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.04.


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