Orange SA (NYSE:ORAN) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Orange from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. BNP Paribas raised shares of Orange from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Gabelli reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a report on Friday, December 1st.
Orange (NYSE:ORAN) traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $16.65. 26,136 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 359,478. Orange has a one year low of $14.94 and a one year high of $18.57. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91.
A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. HighTower Advisors LLC increased its position in Orange by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 11,058 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $175,000 after acquiring an additional 331 shares in the last quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC increased its position in Orange by 99.5% in the 4th quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 10,098 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $175,000 after acquiring an additional 5,036 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. increased its position in Orange by 23.0% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 13,297 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $211,000 after acquiring an additional 2,484 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in Orange in the 3rd quarter valued at about $217,000. Finally, Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Orange in the 4th quarter valued at about $233,000. 1.19% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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Orange SA is a telecommunications operator. The Company also provides telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. The Company’s segments include France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa and Middle East, Enterprise, and International Carriers & Shared Services.
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