Orange (NYSE:ORAN) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

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Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Orange (NYSE:ORAN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Orange SA provides telecommunications services. It offers a range of fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission, Internet and multimedia, and other value-added services to consumers, businesses, and other telecommunications operators under the Orange brand worldwide. Orange SA, formerly known as France Telecom S.A., is based in Paris, France. “

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on ORAN. New Street Research raised Orange from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, September 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Orange from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a report on Monday, September 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Orange from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, September 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $17.00.

Shares of NYSE ORAN opened at $16.53 on Friday. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $15.65 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.49. The firm has a market cap of $44.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 0.40. Orange has a 52 week low of $14.57 and a 52 week high of $17.06. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. NEXT Financial Group Inc lifted its holdings in Orange by 226.6% in the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 2,162 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $34,000 after acquiring an additional 1,500 shares during the period. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Orange in the second quarter valued at approximately $35,000. Signaturefd LLC raised its stake in shares of Orange by 27.3% during the 2nd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 6,826 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 1,463 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Orange during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $120,000. Finally, FDx Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Orange by 13.7% during the 2nd quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 11,556 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $182,000 after buying an additional 1,390 shares during the period. 1.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Orange Company Profile

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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