Gamco Investors INC. ET AL trimmed its position in Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS – Get Rating) by 0.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,732,523 shares of the Wireless communications provider's stock after selling 15,968 shares during the quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned 1.51% of Telephone and Data Systems worth $32,710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in TDS. First Quadrant LLC CA acquired a new position in shares of Telephone and Data Systems in the first quarter valued at about $36,000. Covestor Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Telephone and Data Systems during the 4th quarter worth approximately $51,000. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV grew its position in shares of Telephone and Data Systems by 239.6% during the 1st quarter. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV now owns 3,090 shares of the Wireless communications provider's stock worth $58,000 after purchasing an additional 2,180 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its holdings in shares of Telephone and Data Systems by 122.5% during the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,823 shares of the Wireless communications provider's stock worth $72,000 after purchasing an additional 2,105 shares during the period. Finally, Point72 Hong Kong Ltd raised its position in shares of Telephone and Data Systems by 29.9% in the fourth quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd now owns 6,319 shares of the Wireless communications provider's stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 1,453 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 82.54% of the company's stock.Get Telephone and Data Systems alerts:
Telephone and Data Systems Trading Down 4.3 %
Shares of NYSE:TDS opened at $15.71 on Wednesday. The business's 50 day simple moving average is $16.15 and its 200 day simple moving average is $17.33. Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. has a 1 year low of $14.46 and a 1 year high of $21.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 1.66 and a quick ratio of 1.49. The company has a market capitalization of $1.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.06 and a beta of 0.99.Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS – Get Rating) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.11. Telephone and Data Systems had a return on equity of 2.95% and a net margin of 3.11%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.17 earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. will post 0.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Telephone and Data Systems Dividend Announcement
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 15th will be issued a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 14th. Telephone and Data Systems's dividend payout ratio is currently 82.76%.
Telephone and Data Systems Profile
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, routers, 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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