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HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE: HDB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE: HDB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 59362.28. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for HDFC Bank Limited is 71.5 (with a change from open of 0.17%), this in conjunction with a target price of 76.9. Volume today has so far reached 137551, with an average volume of about 607.45. The GAP for this stock, is 0.46%.

The P/E ratio is 187.96, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.27. The current EPS for HDFC Bank Limited, is 0.38, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 21.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.09%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for HDFC Bank Limited, EPS is looking like it will grow 23.70% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 30.00%. Quarter over quarter is 18.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 21.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -8.29%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been .

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at and institutional ownership is . Shares outstanding is 835.5, while shares float is at a value of . Float short for HDFC Bank Limited is and the short ratio is 4.47.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is , while the total debt/equity comes to . The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is . The profit margin is .

HDFC Bank Limited has seen returns on assets of , and on investment, . Return on equity is . Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 6.27. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 10.56, with Price/book ratio coming to 32.13 and Price/cash is , and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 1.83% and 14.12% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.43% and the 52 week low is 40.80%.

HDFC Bank Limited has a dividend yield of 0.59%, with a current price of 71.5. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Foreign Regional Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. HDFC Bank Limited is based in India.

Performance in the Foreign Regional Banks industry means that HDFC Bank Limited has seen performance for the past week of -1.88%, with performance for the month coming to 0.21%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 10.30%, and for the half year the performance is 20.92%. Volatility for this week is 1.58% and for the month this is 1.19%.

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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