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PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 194903.57. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 66.02 (with a change from open of 2.90%), this in conjunction with a target price of 81.05. Volume today has so far reached 111732, with an average volume of about 108.23. The GAP for this stock, is 0.31%.

The P/E ratio is 88.98, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.67. The current EPS for PetroChina Co. Ltd., is 0.74, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -66.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 0.66%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for PetroChina Co. Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 444.15% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 40.60%. Quarter over quarter is -38.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -17.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -24.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 3.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 86.40% and institutional ownership is 2.00%. Shares outstanding is 2952.19, while shares float is at a value of 208.07. Float short for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 0.19% and the short ratio is 3.72.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.35, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.47. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 39.70% and their operating margin is 4.20%. The profit margin is 0.70%.

PetroChina Co. Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 0.40%, and on investment, 3.70%. Return on equity is 0.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.19. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.72 and Price/cash is 12.72, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -1.67% and -0.71% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -21.45% and the 52 week low is 26.23%.

PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.06%, with a current price of 66.02. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 50.20%. This is in an industry, Major Integrated Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. PetroChina Co. Ltd. is based in China.

Performance in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry means that PetroChina Co. Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of 0.52%, with performance for the month coming to -1.65%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.02%, and for the half year the performance is -2.47%. Volatility for this week is 1.75% and for the month this is 1.66%.

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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