CHA - China Telecom Corporation Limited

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
39.22
-0.03 (-0.08%)
At close: 4:02PM EST

39.27 +0.05 (0.13%)
Pre-Market: 7:36AM EST

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Previous Close39.25
Open39.34
Bid0.00 x 2200
Ask0.00 x 1000
Day's Range39.09 - 39.37
52 Week Range39.09 - 57.09
Volume67,064
Avg. Volume45,498
Market Cap31.626B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.90
PE Ratio (TTM)11.21
EPS (TTM)3.50
Earnings DateDec 20, 2016 - Dec 28, 2016
Forward Dividend & Yield1.60 (4.08%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-31
1y Target Est63.64
  • Why Did Jefferies Cut Targets on China Mobile and China Telecom?
    Bloomberg

    Why Did Jefferies Cut Targets on China Mobile and China Telecom?

    Aug.21 -- Edison Lee, analyst and head of telecom research at Jefferies in Hong Kong, talks about Chinese technology stocks, and the trade war between the U.S. and China. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and Paul Allen "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

  • China races U.S. pressure as it launches massive 5G mobile network
    MarketWatch

    China races U.S. pressure as it launches massive 5G mobile network

    China has begun offering cellphone customers superfast 5G service, a technological leap that comes despite U.S. attempts to contain Beijing’s largest telecom company. China Mobile Ltd. (CHL)(CHLKF)(HK:941) , China Telecom Corp. (CHA)(HK:728)and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd. (CHU)(CHUFF)(HK:762)are offering plans starting around 128 yuan ($18) a month, going up to roughly $100, with speeds up to 100 times faster than existing 4G services, according to the companies’ promotional materials. Beijing already has some 10,000 operational 5G base stations, and over 100,000 are planned across the country, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

  • China Offers 5G Discounts in Race to Scale Biggest Network
    Bloomberg

    China Offers 5G Discounts in Race to Scale Biggest Network

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.China’s phone carriers offered discounts to subscribers after switching on the world’s largest 5G network Thursday, seeking to spur growth for an ultra-fast wireless system that’s key to technology supremacy. The country’s three wireless operators need to attract users to help pay for infrastructure they’ve spent more than $43 billion on in this year alone. While the technology is essential for developing industrial applications expected to drive a new digital economy, its faster speeds and lower lag times may be less compelling for consumers than previous upgrades.On the launch day of fifth-generation services in Beijing’s financial district, stores were quiet as carriers said they expect more users to sign up online.On the Twitter-like Weibo, “5G launching in 50 cities” and “5G package prices” were among the top-20 trending topics. But some Chinese consumers are balking at the high prices for handsets and service plans.“I don’t have money to buy a 5G phone, or to pay for a plan,” said Weibo user Yuanyao. “Too expensive. I can’t afford it,” said another named XBACK-No fear.Smartphone SupremacyWhile carriers look to lure more users to pay up for faster services, China’s handset makers also stand to benefit from fast uptake.Huawei Technologies Co., which also supplies the biggest slice of 5G network equipment, saw its smartphone market share jump to 42% in the third quarter, up from around 25% a year ago, according to research firm Canalys. It has already introduced several 5G models, as have Chinese brands including ZTE, Xiaomi and Vivo.Luring users to the world’s largest 5G networks may also help Chinese handset makers increase their global market share. Samsung Electronics Co. is the world’s top seller of smartphones, followed by Huawei. and Apple Inc.Huawei has already debuted models that work on the super-fast network in the U.K. and other markets in addition to China. On Wednesday, the Nikkei reported that Apple is telling suppliers that it expects to ship at least 80 million iPhones with 5G wireless modems next year.5G DealsAs of Thursday, China Mobile Ltd. was offering discounts of as much as 30% for users that pre-registered for 5G. Consumers buying 5G handsets from the carrier will get as much as 600 yuan ($85) off and gifts worth 699 yuan, the biggest operator by users said in a statement.China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd., the No. 3 carrier, and No. 2 China Telecom Corp. are also offering similar discounts to pre-registered users, along with other discounts and gifts via online lotteries and through their branches throughout the country.South Korea’s wireless carriers were the first to offer commercial 5G services, with SK Telecom Co. launching its network in April and Samsung already offering a 5G-enabled smartphone. Total 5G subscribers have surpassed 3 million in the country, although consumer reaction has been mixed.The faster network’s coverage was initially incomplete, leaving users to fall back on 4G more than some had expected, especially when using the service indoors.South Korean carriers SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., have also sought to entice new users to adopt the technology, offering trade-ins and incentives that slash the price of new 5G phones to less than $200 from sticker prices of as much as $1,000. The subsidies have declined as the rollout expanded, said Kim Hee Sup, vice president at SK Telecom.“It’s true that the speed and coverage of 5G didn’t meet consumers’ expectations in early days,” said Kim Hee Sup, a vice president at South Korea’s largest carrier SK Telecom. “Now, the 5G service is rapidly improving as carriers are expanding the roll-out.”T-Mobile US Inc. earlier this week said it will flip on a nationwide 5G service by year end. Still, the carrier doesn’t offer yet offer a 5G compatible device yet and the service will be available only on one band of airwaves they are calling the “foundational layer,” with more layers of spectrum to come.The largest U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc. launched 5G in April and has promised to have it available in parts of 30 cities this year. Rival AT&T Inc. has 5G in areas of 21 cities and plans to offer 5G nationwide by mid 2020. Sprint Inc., which has limited 5G available in nine cities, has promised a superior 5G network if its $26.5 billion merger with T-Mobile is approved.\--With assistance from Sohee Kim and Scott Moritz.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Shirley Zhao in Hong Kong at xzhao306@bloomberg.net;Gao Yuan in Beijing at ygao199@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Nagarajan at samnagarajan@bloomberg.net, Dave McCombs, Colum MurphyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • China Rolls Out World’s Largest 5G Mobile Phone Network
    Bloomberg

    China Rolls Out World’s Largest 5G Mobile Phone Network

    (Bloomberg) -- China’s three state-owned wireless carriers debuted 5G mobile phone services Thursday, a milestone in the country’s push to become a technology power even as it remains locked in a trade war with the U.S.China Mobile Ltd., the country’s largest carrier, unveiled its network in 50 cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, with packages priced as low as 128 yuan ($18) a month. Rivals China Telecom Corp. and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd. also introduced their services at comparable rates.The operators had planned to start the networks next year, but accelerated the rollout just as the U.S. dug in on a boycott of China-based 5G equipment supplier and technology giant Huawei Technologies Co. Operators in the U.S. have introduced 5G to parts of some cities, without using Huawei gear, and South Korea debuted its version in April, though China will quickly become the largest provider by virtue of its huge population and investment by the companies.“While some other countries launched 5G services earlier this year, China will have the largest commercial operating 5G network in the world on Friday,” Chris Lane and other analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. wrote in a note to clients Wednesday. “The scale of its network and the price of its 5G services will have a pivotal impact throughout the supply chain.”How 5G Will Change China (Beyond Faster Video Games): QuickTakeLocal media had initially reported the carriers would make 5G available starting Friday. As of Thursday morning, all three were already offering access to the service.Subscribers in China -- more than 10 million have pre-registered for 5G -- will have access to faster videos and games, more virtual reality applications and improved performance for mobile videoconferencing.China Mobile’s 5G packages for the heaviest users are priced similar to 4G plans that go as high as 588 yuan a month.The largest cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen will get full coverage first. The three operators have projected a combined capital spending of 302 billion yuan this year.Subsidies for Huawei Gear Would Be Banned Under FCC Proposal The scale of deploying 5G infrastructure across China is especially important for Huawei. Dominance in the world’s largest market can blunt the effects of a U.S. campaign against other countries installing Huawei gear, which it accuses of posing a security threat. Despite the U.S. pressure, Huawei said in July that it had signed more than 60 commercial contracts to supply 5G networks around the world, including at least 28 in Europe.(Updates with introductions Thursday in second paragraph)\--With assistance from Gao Yuan.To contact the reporter on this story: Shirley Zhao in Hong Kong at xzhao306@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Nagarajan at samnagarajan@bloomberg.net, Dave McCombsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • China Telecom profit falls on lower investment income
    MarketWatch

    China Telecom profit falls on lower investment income

    Net profit decreased to 18.39 billion yuan ($2.60 billion), as investment income and income from investments in associates fell 50%, China Telecom said.

  • China Telecom's Annual Report Ranked No.3 of "Top 100 Reports Worldwide"
    PR Newswire

    China Telecom's Annual Report Ranked No.3 of "Top 100 Reports Worldwide"

    NYSE: CHA) is pleased to announce that the print and online versions of its 2018 Annual Report "Intelligent Transformation to Co-share Value of Innovation" have won in total six platinum awards and five gold awards, and ranked No.3 of "Top 100 Reports Worldwide" (No.1 in Asia Pacific) in LACP 2018 Vision Awards by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP), marking one of the best award-winning records of the Company since its participation in the competition. In addition, the Company's print Annual Report has earned 3 gold awards in 2019 International ARC Awards.

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    6 Guru Stocks That Could Grow Fast

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  • Do Hedge Funds Love China Telecom Corporation Limited  (CHA)?
    Insider Monkey

    Do Hedge Funds Love China Telecom Corporation Limited (CHA)?

    Hedge funds and other investment firms run by legendary investors like Israel Englander, Jeffrey Talpins and Ray Dalio are entrusted to manage billions of dollars of accredited investors' money because they are without peer in the resources they use to identify the best investments for their chosen investment horizon. Moreover, they are more willing to […]

  • Benzinga

    11 Chinese Stock Plays On Trade War Weakness

    U.S.-listed Chinese stocks have taken a beating in the past six months, with the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (NYSE: FXI ) down 11.8% overall in that time. Fears over the negative economic impact ...

  • China Telecom Voted as "Most Honored Companies in Asia" by Institutional Investor for the Ninth Consecutive Year
    PR Newswire

    China Telecom Voted as "Most Honored Companies in Asia" by Institutional Investor for the Ninth Consecutive Year

    HONG KONG , Sept. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China Telecom Corporation Limited ("China Telecom" or "the Company"; HKEx: 00728; NYSE: CHA) is pleased to announce that the Company was voted ...

  • 5G Is for Show-offs, Bernstein Says
    Bloomberg

    5G Is for Show-offs, Bernstein Says

    (Bloomberg) -- With 5G, the latest, greatest wireless networks promise to revolutionize industries from transportation to medicine. But for mobile-phone users, 5G is a way to show off, said analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein.Handsets compatible with the superfast service are more expensive, but don’t offer practical benefits over the latest 4G models that already download at speeds well above that required to stream high-definition video, wrote analysts Chris Lane and Samuel Chen in a Friday note to clients.“We see no rational case for a consumer to upgrade to 5G,” wrote the analysts. “And yet they are.”South Korean carrier SK Telecom Co. reached one million 5G subscribers last month, 140 days after introducing the world’s first commercial service, representing about 3.5% of its user base. China will have about 170 million 5G smartphones available by next year, according to estimates by China Telecom Corp., which targets 60 million 5G users for its network.Carriers in the U.S., Australia and other markets have also introduced 5G services to limited areas, with plans for expanding coverage nationwide over the next few years.The latest 5G handsets do not “future proof” users because the technology isn’t fully matured and will continue to evolve, while a new 4G handset will still be a leading-edge device in two years, Lane and Chen wrote. Specifically, first-edition 5G phones can’t access millimeter wave bands that will be added in coming years to fulfill the technology’s high-speed, low-latency promise.At the same time, carmakers are looking to 5G’s speed for eventual use in guiding autonomous-driving vehicles, while surgeons are already performing remote procedures using the technology, which transmits data with virtually no lag time. Manufacturers intend to use 5G networks for automation, robotics and machine-learning systems.“Having the latest 5G smartphone, and equally importantly, showing it off might be its single most important benefit,” the analysts wrote. “Especially if you are one of the first. For a single millennial in search of a partner, it might even provide validation of them as a potential good catch.”\--With assistance from Ryan Lovdahl and Gao Yuan.To contact the reporter on this story: Dave McCombs in Tokyo at dmccombs@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Nagarajan at samnagarajan@bloomberg.net, Ryan LovdahlFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Senators want FCC to review Chinese telecom approvals to operate in U.S.
    Reuters

    Senators want FCC to review Chinese telecom approvals to operate in U.S.

    Two U.S. senators on Monday asked the FCC and national security agencies to review whether two Chinese state-owned telecom companies should be allowed to operate in the United States, at a time of heightened concern about possible Chinese spying. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican, asked Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai to review approvals in the early 2000s that allow China Telecom and China Unicom to operate in the United States.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 2-Senators want FCC to review Chinese telecom approvals to operate in U.S.

    Two U.S. senators on Monday asked the FCC and national security agencies to review whether two Chinese state-owned telecom companies should be allowed to operate in the United States, at a time of heightened concern about possible Chinese spying. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican, asked Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai to review approvals in the early 2000s that allow China Telecom and China Unicom to operate in the United States.

  • Telecom Stock Roundup: Qualcomm Plans Low-Priced 5G Chips, CenturyLink's Deal & More
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    Telecom Stock Roundup: Qualcomm Plans Low-Priced 5G Chips, CenturyLink's Deal & More

    While Qualcomm (QCOM) is planning to develop cheap 5G chipsets for the masses, CenturyLink (CTL) aims to strengthen its position in the content delivery network with the acquisition of Steamroot.

  • China Telecom Collaborates With China Unicom for 5G Network
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    China Telecom Collaborates With China Unicom for 5G Network

    The "co-build, co-share" framework agreement between China Telecom (CHA) and China Unicom (CHU) is likely to foster a congenial environment for faster deployment of 5G networks through apportioned infrastructure investments.

  • China Telecom, Unicom will team up to build 5G network
    Reuters

    China Telecom, Unicom will team up to build 5G network

    China Telecom said last month it was ready to join rivals to build network for 5G, the fifth generation cellular network technology that promises to support new features such as autonomous driving. China is the world's biggest smartphone market and tie-ups between major operators there could lessen overall infrastructure spending, potentially affecting telecoms gear makers such as Huawei that are banking on the gradual rollout of 5G services. Countries like South Korea and the United States have already started 5G services, and China is rushing to join the race.

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  • Telecom Stock Roundup: Sprint Boosts Video Analytics, AT&T's Content Deal & More
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    Telecom Stock Roundup: Sprint Boosts Video Analytics, AT&T's Content Deal & More

    While Sprint (S) partners with Ericsson (ERIC) to offer improved video analytics solution, AT&T (T) collaborates with Starz for enriched video content for subscribers.

  • Zacks

    China Telecom to Launch Blockchain-Enabled 5G SIM Card

    China Telecom (CHA) is aiming to capitalize on the wide proliferation of crypto currency and fast deployment of 5G technology across the globe.

  • China Telecom to develop blockchain smartphones
    Decrypt

    China Telecom to develop blockchain smartphones

    The state-run telecommunications giant said its 5G-era SIM cards will be blockchain ready, and will even allow devices to act as nodes.

  • New Strong Sell Stocks for August 26th
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    New Strong Sell Stocks for August 26th

    Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank 5 (Strong Sell) List today.

  • China telcos weigh sharing 5G network to cut costs, potentially hurting Huawei
    Reuters

    China telcos weigh sharing 5G network to cut costs, potentially hurting Huawei

    China Telecom said on Thursday it is ready to build a 5G mobile network with its rivals in order to reduce costs, a proposal that is likely to cut multi-billion dollar equipment orders for vendors such as Huawei Technologies. China's big three state telcos are racing to roll out 5G services in more than 50 cities this year, following countries like South Korea and the United States which have already started the service that promises to support new technologies such as autonomous driving. While the gradual rollout of 5G services globally is a boon to telecoms gear makers, tie-ups by mobile operators in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, to build the network together threaten to cut the size of the overall 5G infrastructure spending.

  • China Telecom Honored with "The Best of Asia - Icon on Corporate Governance" and Awards in IR, CSR and Other Aspects
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    China Telecom Honored with "The Best of Asia - Icon on Corporate Governance" and Awards in IR, CSR and Other Aspects

    HONG KONG , July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China Telecom Corporation Limited ("China Telecom" or "the Company"; HKEx: 00728; NYSE: CHA) was awarded, for the 12 th time, " The Best ...

  • Motley Fool

    3 China Dividend Stocks With Exposure to the Growth of 5G

    Here are three China stocks that pay reliable dividends and that could benefit from the rollout of 5G.