E Daily Stock Analysis: PLDT Inc.

PLDT Inc. has the ticker symbol PHI and is a member of the communication services sector as a telecom services company. 

PLDT Inc. is the telecommunications carrier in the Philippines. 

The company operates the nation's most extensive fixed-line network and holds more than half of the market share in the domestic wireless space. 

First Pacific, a Hong Kong-based investment and management company specializing in consumer and telecommunication businesses, owns about 26% of PLDT, while two subsidiaries of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone jointly own about 21%.

As of December 31, 2020, it had 72,933,839 mobile broadband subscribers; 3,042,815 fixed-line subscribers; and 3,090,118 fixed wireless broadband subscribers. 

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The company was formerly known as Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and changed its name to PLDT Inc. in July 2016. 

PLDT Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Makati City, the Philippines.

Three key data points gauge dividend equities or funds like PLDT Inc. (PHI):

(1) Price

(2) Dividends

(3) Returns

Those three basic keys best tell whether a company has made, is making, and will make money. 

PHI Price

PLDT Inc.'s price per share closed at $25.96 Friday. One year ago its price was $22.86 Price per share has increased about 13.5% from the middle of last year's COVID market slump. 

Should PLDT Inc stock trade in the range of $23.00 to $33.00 this year, its recent $25.96 price might rise by $4.04 to reach $30.00 by April 19, 2022. My estimate is however $ 0.30 lower than the estimate from the analyst tracking the stock.

PHI Dividends

PLDT Inc most recently declared a semi-annual dividend, payable tomorrow April 20th, is $0.8219 which equates to $1.64 annually and yields 6.31% at Friday's $25.96 closing price. PLDT has paid variable dividends beginning quarterly in January 1985 to 2001 and renewed as semi-annually paid since May 2005, that is, the past 16 years

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