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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA

China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Airlines in the sector of Services. Based in China, China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA  has a market cap of 11571.53. Since its IPO date on the 2/4/1997, China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA performance year to date is -17.38%. Today China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA has gained 3.23%, with a current price of 24.

Ownership of the company is 58.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 2.20%, with return on investment at 7.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.34. While Total debt/equity is 2.52. With a profit margin of 4.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 37.80%, and operating margin of 14.70%. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.3, while the quick ratio is 0.3.

For the last year China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA has seen a EPS growth of 31.10%. A performance for the year of -13.89%. The 52-week high is -24.03%, and the 52-week low is 14.67%. The average volume for China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA is 16223.

With a target price of 175.07, can China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., CEA. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. has a P/E of 10.02 and a forward P/E of *TBA. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.83 and 0.86 respectively. For P/cash, China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. has a value of 6.06, while it is 6.39 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 24, China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.64%. We see a return on equity of 11.20%.

Looking more long-term China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of *TBA in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 31.10% for this year and for the last five years a -4.50% growth has been seen.

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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