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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR

PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in China, PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR  has a market cap of 192135.76. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/2000, PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR performance year to date is 3.98%. Today PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR has gained 0.53%, with a current price of 68.56.

Ownership of the company is 86.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 91.80%. Return of assets are at 0.70%, with return on investment at 3.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.36. While Total debt/equity is 0.48. With a profit margin of 0.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.10%, and operating margin of 3.80%. PetroChina Co. Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR has seen a EPS growth of -66.90%. A performance for the year of -27.04%. The 52-week high is -28.36%, and the 52-week low is 31.09%. The average volume for PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR is 170625.

With a target price of 84.36, can PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of PetroChina Co. Ltd., PTR. PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a P/E of 47.46 and a forward P/E of 14.98. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.17. PetroChina Co. Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.76 and 0.67 respectively. For P/cash, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a value of 12.67, while it is 29.72 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 68.56, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.99%. We see a return on equity of 1.30%.

Looking more long-term PetroChina Co. Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 40.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 216.84% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -66.90% for this year and for the last five years a -24.00% 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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