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China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 27936.31. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited is 11.89 (with a change from open of 0.25%), this in conjunction with a target price of 12.8. Volume today has so far reached 179140, with an average volume of about 334.97. The GAP for this stock, is 0.25%.

The P/E ratio is 37.8, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 28.51. The current EPS for China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, is 0.31, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -10.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -1.91%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, EPS is looking like it will grow 88.64% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.00%. Quarter over quarter is -74.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 23.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 80.30% and institutional ownership is 1.00%. Shares outstanding is 2361.48, while shares float is at a value of 442.05. Float short for China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited is 0.09% and the short ratio is 1.22.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.18, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.68. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.2, and the quick ratio is 0.2. The most recent gross margin is 63.00% and their operating margin is 0.80%. The profit margin is 1.80%.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited has seen returns on assets of 0.80%, and on investment, 4.30%. Return on equity is 2.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 37.8. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.68, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.83 and Price/cash is 8.73, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 8.35% and 4.69% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -20.73% and the 52 week low is 20.22%.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited has a dividend yield of 2.20%, with a current price of 11.89. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 81.40%. This is in an industry, Wireless Communications, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited is based in Hong Kong.

Performance in the Wireless Communications industry means that China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited has seen performance for the past week of 0.34%, with performance for the month coming to 7.64%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 16.44%, and for the half year the performance is -10.99%. Volatility for this week is 2.11% and for the month this is 1.35%.

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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