Shares of Orange SA (NYSE:ORAN) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $19.00.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on ORAN shares. Credit Suisse Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Barclays downgraded Orange from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 20th. Finally, Berenberg Bank upgraded Orange from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 1st.

NYSE ORAN opened at $15.64 on Thursday. Orange has a twelve month low of $14.84 and a twelve month high of $17.54. The company has a current ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. The stock has a market cap of $41.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.42, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.39.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.4471 per share. This is an increase from Orange’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.34. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. This represents a yield of 3.81%. Orange’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 89.04%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Liberty Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Orange in the fourth quarter worth about $25,000. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Orange in the fourth quarter worth about $40,000. Zions Bancorporation N.A. purchased a new position in shares of Orange in the first quarter worth about $45,000. Covenant Multifamily Offices LLC purchased a new position in shares of Orange in the first quarter worth about $48,000. Finally, Cresset Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Orange in the first quarter worth about $56,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 1.47% of the company’s stock.

About Orange

Orange SA provides a range of fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission, and other value-added services to consumers, businesses, and other telecommunications operators in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The company offers mobile services, such as voice, SMS, and data; fixed broadband and narrowband services, as well as fixed network business solutions, including voice and data; and convergence packages.

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