Orange SA (ORAN) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Orange SA (NYSE:ORAN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on ORAN. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Orange from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Berenberg Bank upgraded shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Gabelli restated a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Bank of America upgraded shares of Orange from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Cambiar Investors LLC grew its position in shares of Orange by 2.5% during the fourth quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 8,098,822 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $140,920,000 after acquiring an additional 201,277 shares during the last quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Orange by 3,549.3% during the fourth quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,518,495 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $26,422,000 after purchasing an additional 1,476,884 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Orange by 13.9% during the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,075,347 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $17,657,000 after purchasing an additional 131,349 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Orange by 0.3% during the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 741,811 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $11,854,000 after purchasing an additional 1,856 shares during the period. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in shares of Orange by 4.7% during the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 673,465 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $10,762,000 after purchasing an additional 30,015 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Orange (ORAN) traded down $0.03 during trading on Friday, reaching $16.54. 404,883 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 358,761. The stock has a market capitalization of $43,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 82.70 and a beta of 0.63. Orange has a one year low of $14.94 and a one year high of $18.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.71.

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Orange Company Profile

Orange SA is a telecommunications operator. The Company also provides telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. The Company’s segments include France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa and Middle East, Enterprise, and International Carriers & Shared Services.

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