Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) to Issue $0.04 Quarterly Dividend

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDSGet Free Report) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be given a dividend of 0.04 per share by the Wireless communications provider on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 14th.

Telephone and Data Systems has increased its dividend by an average of 2.9% per year over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 50 consecutive years.

Telephone and Data Systems Stock Down 11.4 %

Shares of NYSE TDS traded down $2.17 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $16.91. The company had a trading volume of 2,735,096 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,105,287. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $16.83 and a two-hundred day moving average of $17.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.58. The company has a market capitalization of $1.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.47 and a beta of 0.81. Telephone and Data Systems has a 12-month low of $6.43 and a 12-month high of $21.75.

Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDSGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 3rd. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion. Telephone and Data Systems had a negative net margin of 9.36% and a positive return on equity of 0.62%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.08) earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Telephone and Data Systems will post -0.48 EPS for the current year.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several brokerages recently weighed in on TDS. StockNews.com raised shares of Telephone and Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on Telephone and Data Systems from $36.00 to $34.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday.

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About Telephone and Data Systems

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Telephone and Data Systems, Inc, a telecommunications company, provides communications services in the United States. It operates through two segments: UScellular and TDS Telecom. The company offers wireless solutions to consumers, and business and government customers, including a suite of connected Internet of things (IoT) solutions, and software applications for monitor and control, business automation/operations, communication, fleet and asset management, smart water solutions, private cellular networks and custom, and end-to-end IoT solutions; wireless priority services and quality priority and preemption options; smartphones and other handsets, tablets, wearables, mobile hotspots, fixed wireless home internet, and IoT devices; and accessories, such as cases, screen protectors, chargers, and memory cards, as well as consumer electronics, including audio, home automation and networking products.

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