TELUS Co. (TSE:T) (NYSE:TU) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$51.89.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on T shares. National Bank Financial dropped their price objective on shares of TELUS from C$51.00 to C$50.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 4th. TD Securities increased their price objective on shares of TELUS from C$54.00 to C$55.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of TELUS from C$51.00 to C$53.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 29th.

Shares of T stock traded up C$0.33 during trading hours on Friday, hitting C$45.68. 907,699 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,264,930. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 140.84. TELUS has a one year low of C$43.88 and a one year high of C$49.15.

TELUS (TSE:T) (NYSE:TU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The company reported C$0.74 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of C$0.71 by C$0.03. The company had revenue of C$3.77 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$3.55 billion. Sell-side analysts predict that TELUS will post 3.07999980226484 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 11th were paid a $0.545 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 10th. This represents a $2.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.77%. This is a positive change from TELUS’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.53. TELUS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 82.47%.

About TELUS

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 security and cloud-based services; healthcare solutions; business process outsourcing; and security solutions.

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