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Is PetroChina Co. Ltd.(NYSE: PTR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/2000. PetroChina Co. Ltd. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for PetroChina Co. Ltd., is 123.81, and so far today it has a volume of 23898. Performance year to date since the 4/6/2000 is 5.87%.

To help you determine whether PetroChina Co. Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 48.36 and forward P/E is 18.29. PEG perhaps more useful shows that PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a value for PEG of 1.19. P/S ratio is 0.77 and the P/B ratio is 0.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.77 and 29.96 respectively.

At the current price PetroChina Co. Ltd. is trading at, 68.36 (-1.56% today), PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.96%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 91.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.44, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 404.25% after growing -66.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -366.70%, and -14.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2787.45, and the number of shares float is 208.07. The senior management bring insider ownership to 86.40%, and institutional ownership is at 1.90%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.42. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.70%, and also a return on investment of 3.70%.

The ability for PetroChina Co. Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.48. In terms of margins, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a gross margin of 39.10%, with its operating margin at 3.80%, and PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a profit margin of 0.90%.

The 52 week high is -25.30%, with 30.71% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.11% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.46%.

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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