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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR)?

The company in question is, PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) currently with a stock price of 69.51 (0.23% today). The market cap for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 189747.01, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 81.05. Currently PetroChina Co. Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 94.44, and a forward P/E of 18.2. Average volume for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 113.45 and so far today it is 94018.

Performance in the last year for PetroChina Co. Ltd. has been -16.68%. For EPS growth, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has seen a growth of -66.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 487.69%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -24.00% over the last five years and could be 40.60% for the next five years. PetroChina Co. Ltd. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -17.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -38.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.19%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.35%.

Since the IPO date for PetroChina Co. Ltd. on the 4/6/2000, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be 5.98%. With PetroChina Co. Ltd. trading at 69.51, the dividend yield is 1.01%, and the EPS is 0.74.

So could PetroChina Co. Ltd., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 94.44. The PEG is 2.33, P/S is 0.8 and the P/B is at 0.77. The P/cash is 12.49, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

PetroChina Co. Ltd. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.35, and total debt/equity at 0.47.

In terms of margins, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a gross margin of 39.70%, an operating margin of 4.20% and a profit margin of 0.70%.Payout ratio for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 50.20%. Return on assets come to 0.40% with return on investment coming to 3.70%.

Insider ownership for PetroChina Co. Ltd., is at 86.40% and institutional ownership comes to 2.00%. Outstanding shares are at 2729.78. While shares float is 208.07. The float short is currently 0.17%, and short ratio is 3.03.

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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