Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $11.40.

TEF has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Credit Suisse Group downgraded Telefonica to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. ValuEngine upgraded Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Telefonica from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Telefonica from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group upgraded Telefonica from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th.

Shares of Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) traded up $0.06 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $9.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 988,829 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,473,372. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79. The company has a market cap of $47,800.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.29 and a beta of 1.27. Telefonica has a 52-week low of $8.99 and a 52-week high of $11.64.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mondrian Investment Partners LTD lifted its holdings in shares of Telefonica by 16.4% in the fourth quarter. Mondrian Investment Partners LTD now owns 4,163,537 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $40,303,000 after purchasing an additional 588,000 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Telefonica by 7.5% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,868,884 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $19,418,000 after purchasing an additional 130,157 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Telefonica by 18.8% in the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,769,565 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $19,094,000 after purchasing an additional 280,112 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its holdings in shares of Telefonica by 107.1% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 1,695,997 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $16,417,000 after purchasing an additional 877,240 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aperio Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Telefonica by 14.6% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 1,017,636 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $10,980,000 after purchasing an additional 129,466 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 0.91% of the company’s stock.

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About Telefonica

Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).

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