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Is China Unicom(NYSE: CHU), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. China Unicom (NYSE: CHU) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/21/2000. China Unicom is in the Wireless Communications industry and Technology sector. Average volume for China Unicom, is 387.84, and so far today it has a volume of 420825. Performance year to date since the 6/21/2000 is -15.75%.

To help you determine whether China Unicom is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.17 and forward P/E is 21.62. PEG perhaps more useful shows that China Unicom has a value for PEG of 16.28. P/S ratio is 0.6 and the P/B ratio is 0.7. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price China Unicom is trading at, 10.16 (-2.31% today), China Unicom has a dividend yield of 2.56%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.48, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 22.72% after growing -10.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -84.50%, and -5.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2414.23, and the number of shares float is 442.05. The senior management bring insider ownership to 80.30%, and institutional ownership is at 1.10%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.56. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.40%, and also a return on investment of 4.30%.

The ability for China Unicom, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, China Unicom has a gross margin of 63.70%, with its operating margin at 2.20%, and China Unicom has a profit margin of 2.90%.

The 52 week high is -32.31%, with 2.73% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.89% and the 200 day simple moving average is -13.93%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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