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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC

HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Foreign Money Center Banks in the sector of Financial. Based in United Kingdom, HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC  has a market cap of 150879.09. Since its IPO date on the 7/16/1999, HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC performance year to date is -6.80%. Today HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC has gained 0.03%, with a current price of 35.09.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 2.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 96.70%. Return of assets are at 0.50%, with return on investment at 6.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.52. While Total debt/equity is 0.52. With a profit margin of 36.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 86.60%. HSBC Holdings plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC has seen a EPS growth of -6.40%. A performance for the year of -17.19%. The 52-week high is -17.18%, and the 52-week low is 22.61%. The average volume for HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC is 1487900.

With a target price of 39.95, can HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of HSBC Holdings plc, HSBC. HSBC Holdings plc has a P/E of 13.34 and a forward P/E of 8.45. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 9.53. HSBC Holdings plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.69 and 0.79 respectively. For P/cash, HSBC Holdings plc has a value of 0.16, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 35.09, HSBC Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 5.70%. We see a return on equity of 6.10%.

Looking more long-term HSBC Holdings plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 1.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 38.80% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -6.40% for this year and for the last five years a -2.30% 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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