UBS Analyst Upgrades Telus to 'Buy' on Valuation

Aug.24.08 | About: TELUS Corporation (TU)

UBS analyst Jeffrey Fan remains bearish on Telus Corp. (NYSE:TU), although he has bumped up his rating on the stock to "buy" from "neutral" on share price depreciation.

In a note to clients, Mr. Fan wrote:

News concerning fresh wireless entrants to the Canadian market and the potential Telus will build a next-generation HSPA network over its current CDMA one could weigh on shares in the short term.

He maintains his short-term "sell" rating on the stock.

Telus shares have lost a third of their value since peaking at a 52-week high of C$58.95 last September.

Mr. Fan also noted the company has a four-year track record of announcing dividend increases alongside its third-quarter results. He believes this trend will continue and projects a three-year dividend CAGR of 10% through 2011.