Telefonica SA (ADR) (NYSE:TEF), Spain’s largest phone operator, is looking for ways to vend shares in its entire Latin America unit to lift money and lower debt, according to a person with knowledge about the matter.
The people, who refused to be identified as the plans are not public, stated that one option was to create a regional holding without Telefonica Brasil SA and list it in the United States.
Chief Executive Officer Cesar Alierta is turning to some of the most valuable business to boost cash after spending $85 billion on purchases since taking over in 2000. Telefonica announced previous month to sell 50% of its stake in China Unicom. Telefonica in May reported a plan to vend shares in its German and Latin American phone businesses.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) (NYSE:VIV) increased +0.56% to settle at $25.26, BT Group plc (ADR) (NYSE:BT) moved down -0.47% to end at $33.58 while America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX) plunged -1.22% to finish on Tuesday at $25.83.
Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TEF) began the last trading session with a price of $12.30 and throughout the session climbed at a high of $12.35 but when day-trade ended the stock finally plunged -0.82% to $12.10.
TEF had a trade volume of 7.24 million shares was higher as compared to average trading capacity of 4.57 million shares.
The stock is ahead its 52 week low with +11.01% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -41.48%. TEF last month stock price volatility remained 2.09%. In its share capital TEF has 4.56 billion outstanding shares among them 1.33 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. TEF stock institutional ownership remained 2.47%.
Shares price of TEF moved down from its 20 days moving average with -2.73% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -2.96%. TEF current year earnings per share experienced an addition with -46.68% while its current quarter performance remained -12.82%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.09. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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