United States Cellular Corporation (USM): Price and Financial Metrics

United States Cellular Corporation (USM): $39.78

0.12 (+0.30%)

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  • USM scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 90.36% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for USM is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • USM ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 18th percentile.

USM Stock Summary

  • The price/operating cash flow metric for United States Cellular Corp is higher than just 10.31% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 60.37%, United States Cellular Corp's debt growth rate surpasses 87.38% of about US stocks.
  • United States Cellular Corp's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is -42.69%, greater than the shareholder yield of merely 5.64% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to United States Cellular Corp are TDS, CENT, MHO, GIII, and TCS.
  • USM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit United States Cellular Corp's official web site, go to www.uscellular.com.

USM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of USM, see our USM price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $44.88 Average Broker Recommendation 1.4 (Strong Buy)

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USM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $39.78 52-week high $39.96
Prev. close $39.66 52-week low $28.19
Day low $39.39 Volume 95,500
Day high $39.85 Avg. volume 159,442
50-day MA $37.09 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $33.25 Market Cap 3.42B

United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Company Bio

United States Cellular Corporation provides wireless telecommunications services in the United States. Its wireless services include postpaid and prepaid service plans with voice, messaging, data services, smartphone messaging, and Internet services. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

USM Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$39.78$90.81 143%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for USM, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that United States Cellular Corp ranked in the 73th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of United States Cellular Corp, consider:

  • In the past 4.2 years, United States Cellular Corp has a compound free cash flow growth rate of 0.36%; that's higher than 77.57% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Communication Services sector.
  • 45% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than just 12.81% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
  • United States Cellular Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 5.55% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

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Latest USM News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about United States Cellular Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate USM as an investment opportunity.

Verizon (VZ) Launches On Site 5G, Opens Commercial 5G Floodgates

Verizon (VZ) solution enables firms that were facing coverage gaps, lost connectivity, fractured security, data congestion & inconsistent service quality to have a dedicated capacity with adequate bandwidth.

Yahoo | June 11, 2021

Nokia (NOK) Tests 5G mmWave Network With Qualcomm & US Cellular

Leveraging Nokia's (NOK) AirScale Baseband and mmWave Radios in the 28 GHz band, the trial was conducted on US Cellular's commercial network in Grand Island, NE, utilizing Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System and Qualcomm QTM527 mmWave antenna module.

Yahoo | June 9, 2021

Can U.S. Cellular (USM) Run Higher on Rising Earnings Estimates?

U.S. Cellular (USM) shares have started gaining and might continue moving higher in the near term, as indicated by solid earnings estimate revisions.

Yahoo | June 2, 2021

Verizon (VZ) Extends DOOH Ad Suite for One-Stop Solution

The integrated platform from Verizon (VZ) will aid digital advertisers in campaign planning, execution and measurement activities to effectively execute and measure promotional campaigns as well as drive operational efficiencies in media investments.

Yahoo | May 26, 2021

Here's Why U.S. Cellular (USM) is a Solid Pick for Investors

U.S. Cellular's (USM) investments in 5G and network modernization programs are on track as it continues to meet customers' expectations.

Yahoo | May 26, 2021

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USM Price Returns

1-mo 3.89%
3-mo 8.10%
6-mo 26.73%
1-year 27.66%
3-year 8.24%
5-year 5.60%
YTD 29.62%
2020 -15.29%
2019 -30.29%
2018 38.11%
2017 -13.93%
2016 7.13%

Continue Researching USM

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United States Cellular Corp (USM) Stock Price | Nasdaq
United States Cellular Corp (USM) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
United States Cellular Corp (USM) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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