TMUS stock: buy or sell?

TMUS stock price: $80.59 -0.51% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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T-Mobile US declined a bad -0.51% and closed at $80.59.

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

Should I buy TMUS stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, T-Mobile US stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean TMUS will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is T-Mobile US stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 15 ratings published for TMUS stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for TMUS stock, with 11 positive ratings.
Is TMUS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-6Raymond Jamesn/aStrong-Buy
2019-8-5Royal Bank of Canadan/aBuy
2019-8-27OppenheimerOutperformMarket Perform
2019-7-29William Blairn/aOutperform
2019-7-29Wells Fargo & CoOutperformPositive
2019-7-29UBS Groupn/aBuy
2019-7-29Nomuran/aNeutral
2019-7-29Barclaysn/aBuy
2019-6-3HSBCn/aBuy
2019-4-26KeyCorpOverweightOverweight
2019-3-8HSBCn/aBuy
2019-3-8HSBCn/aBuy
2019-2-7Royal Bank of Canadan/aBuy
2019-2-19Argusn/aBuy
2019-1-8UBS Groupn/aBuy

TMUS stock analysis

Daily outlook

T-Mobile US declined a bad -0.51% and closed at $80.59.

T-Mobile US closed today at $80.59 and declined a bad -0.51%. From a daily perspective, TMUS is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($78.74, on Monday) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($81.15, yesterday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top TMUS might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $81.15 or down under $78.74. On June TMUS price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On July, TMUS hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on July tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

TMUS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

T-Mobile US shares inched 1.50% this week, ending at $80.59. With this, it's been 4 green weeks in a row, gaining $4.11 or 5.29%. Late July TMUS plunged a scary -8.39% in just one week.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $85.22 resistance. Not so far away is the last all-time high T-Mobile US marked late July. Late December 2018 TMUS price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up by mid February, TMUS price climbed $8.54 per share (11.85%).

TMUS stock chart (weekly)

TMUS stock price history

TMUS IPO was on April 19th, 2007 at $40.82 per share1. Since then, TMUS stock grew a 97.40%, with a yearly average of 8.10%. If you had invested right after TMUS's IPO a $1,000 in TMUS stock in 2007, it would worth $974.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

TMUS stock historical price chart

TMUS stock reached all-time highs on July with a price of $85.22.

TMUS stock price target is $87.70

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we found 11 price forecasts for TMUS stock:
TMUS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-6Raymond JamesRaises Target$86.00$94.009.3%
2019-8-5Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price Targetn/a$87.00-
2019-7-29Wells Fargo & CoReiterates$82.00$98.0019.5%
2019-7-29UBS GroupSet Price Targetn/a$96.00-
2019-7-29NomuraRaises Target$76.00$88.0015.8%
2019-7-29BarclaysSet Price Targetn/a$93.00-
2019-6-3HSBCSet Price Targetn/a$85.00-
2019-4-26KeyCorpRaises Target$76.00$88.0015.8%
2019-3-8HSBCSet Price Targetn/a$80.00-
2019-3-8HSBCReiteratesn/a$80.00-
2019-2-7Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price Targetn/a$76.00-
(in average)$80.00$87.7010.0%
The price forecast for T-Mobile US stock is $87.70, moving in a range between $98.00 and $76.00. In average, analysts' outlook on TMUS price target is positive, improving the target by a 10.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

T-Mobile US presented good results for 2018-Q4 on February. T-Mobile US appreciated Earnings per Share (EPS) by 8.70%, beating analysts of $0.69. T-Mobile US posted $0.75.
TMUS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q32017-10-230.460.6337.0%
2017-Q42018-02-080.370.6164.9%
2018-Q12018-05-010.720.788.3%
2018-Q22018-08-010.860.927.0%
2018-Q32018-10-300.850.939.4%
2018-Q42019-02-070.690.758.7%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a pretty good increase of 6.66% to $43,310.00 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) decreased a -4.50% to 6.67%.

TMUS annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$24,420 M-$35 M0.1%-
2014$29,564 M21.06%$247 M0.8%605.71%
2015$32,053 M8.42%$733 M2.3%196.76%
2016$37,242 M16.19%$1,460 M3.9%99.18%
2017$40,604 M9.03%$4,536 M11.2%210.68%
2018$43,310 M6.66%$2,888 M6.7%-36.33%

Quarterly financial results

T-Mobile US posted $11,445.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 5.59% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $640.00 M with a profit margin of 5.59%. Profit margin slightly fell a -1.74% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.33%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, T-Mobile US sales marked a more than good growth and escalated a 6.38%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, T-Mobile US posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
TMUS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$10,210 M-$581 M5.7%-
2017-Q3$10,019 M-1.87%$550 M5.5%-5.34%
2017-Q4$10,759 M7.39%$2,707 M25.2%392.18%
2018-Q1$10,455 M-2.83%$671 M6.4%-75.21%
2018-Q2$10,571 M1.11%$782 M7.4%16.54%
2018-Q3$10,839 M2.54%$795 M7.3%1.66%
2018-Q4$11,445 M5.59%$640 M5.6%-19.50%
2019-Q1$11,080 M-3.19%$908 M8.2%41.88%

T-Mobile US ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

T-Mobile US shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 63.67% of all shares.

In case of T-Mobile US stock, 35.22% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for TMUS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

TMUSAMXSHENSPOKT
Market cap$68.9 B$49.8 B$1.6 B$230.6 M$271.6 B
Total shares854.5 M3,300.0 M49.9 M19.2 M7,310.0 M
Float shares312.1 M1,520.0 M47.0 M16.2 M7,300.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)35.2%11.3%50.5%87.0%55.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)63.7%0.0%5.4%2.2%0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

TMUS summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$80.56
Close$80.59
Day range$79.08 - $80.85
Previous close$81.00
Session gain-0.51%
Average true range$1.17
50d mov avg$78.62
100d mov avg$77.02
200d mov avg$73.25
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb02a

T-Mobile US performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared T-Mobile US against America Movil, S.A.B. de, Shenandoah Telecommunications, Spok, AT&T, Telephone and Data Systems, United States Cellular, Verizon Communications and Boingo Wireless in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
TMUST-Mobile US6.46%12.09%16.68%
AMXAmerica Movil, S....0.67%3.28%-6.33%
SHENShenandoah Teleco...-19.23%-27.53%-14.23%
SPOKSpok-16.15%-9.03%-14.84%
TAT&T16.20%23.30%17.01%
TDSTelephone and Dat...-19.61%-16.48%-13.09%
USMUnited States Cel...-23.11%-20.45%-16.31%
VZVerizon Communica...5.44%2.97%15.52%
WIFIBoingo Wireless-34.63%-41.46%-60.24%

T-Mobile US competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for T-Mobile US. We selected 8 companies as T-Mobile US competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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