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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: China Unicom, CHU

China Unicom, CHU is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Wireless Communications in the sector of Technology. Based in Hong Kong, China Unicom, CHU  has a market cap of 24594.44. Since its IPO date on the 6/21/2000, China Unicom, CHU performance year to date is -13.76%. Today China Unicom, CHU has gained 0.48%, with a current price of 10.4.

Ownership of the company is 80.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 1.40%, with return on investment at 4.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, China Unicom, CHU is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 2.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 63.70%, and operating margin of 2.20%. China Unicom ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year China Unicom, CHU has seen a EPS growth of -10.80%. A performance for the year of -25.07%. The 52-week high is -30.71%, and the 52-week low is 5.16%. The average volume for China Unicom, CHU is 176483.

With a target price of 13.74, can China Unicom, CHU reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of China Unicom, CHU. China Unicom has a P/E of 21.53 and a forward P/E of 22.13. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 16.56. China Unicom also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.6 and 0.71 respectively. For P/cash, China Unicom has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 10.4, China Unicom has a dividend yield of 2.50%. We see a return on equity of 3.40%.

Looking more long-term China Unicom, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 1.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 22.72% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -10.80% for this year and for the last five years a 23.10% 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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