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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC)?

The company in question is, HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC) currently with a stock price of 32.33 (-0.45% today). The market cap for HSBC Holdings plc is 127276.45, and is in the sector Financial, and Foreign Money Center Banks industry. The target price for HSBC Holdings plc is 35.29. Currently HSBC Holdings plc is trading with a P/E of 12.35, and a forward P/E of 10.72. Average volume for HSBC Holdings plc is 3292.4 and so far today it is 743470.

Performance in the last year for HSBC Holdings plc has been -22.80%. For EPS growth, HSBC Holdings plc has seen a growth of -6.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 0.66%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -2.30% over the last five years and could be 1.40% for the next five years. HSBC Holdings plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -23.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.73%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -3.58%.

Since the IPO date for HSBC Holdings plc on the 7/16/1999, HSBC Holdings plc has seen performance year to date to be -13.70%. With HSBC Holdings plc trading at 32.33, the dividend yield is 7.85%, and the EPS is 2.63.

So could HSBC Holdings plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 12.35. The PEG is 8.82, P/S is 3.96 and the P/B is at 0.73. The P/cash is 0.14, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

HSBC Holdings plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.52, and total debt/equity at 0.52.

In terms of margins, HSBC Holdings plc has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 86.60% and a profit margin of 36.10%.Payout ratio for HSBC Holdings plc is 96.70%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 6.90%.

Insider ownership for HSBC Holdings plc, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 2.40%. Outstanding shares are at 3918.61. While shares float is 3845.77. The float short is currently 0.21%, and short ratio is 2.5.

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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