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HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 150239.27. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for HSBC Holdings plc is 37.86 (with a change from open of 0.16%), this in conjunction with a target price of 40.61. Volume today has so far reached 988367, with an average volume of about 3292.33. The GAP for this stock, is 1.69%.

The P/E ratio is 17.12, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.99. The current EPS for HSBC Holdings plc, is 2.17, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -6.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 0.18%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for HSBC Holdings plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 3.68% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.40%. Quarter over quarter is -23.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -4.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -2.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -4.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 2.40%. Shares outstanding is 4041.95, while shares float is at a value of 3830.72. Float short for HSBC Holdings plc is 0.19% and the short ratio is 2.2.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.52, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.52. 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 71.30%. The profit margin is 29.70%.

HSBC Holdings plc has seen returns on assets of 0.50%, and on investment, 6.90%. Return on equity is 6.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 12.23. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.84, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.83 and Price/cash is 0.16, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 9.60% and 15.89% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.55% and the 52 week low is 34.19%.

HSBC Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 5.38%, with a current price of 37.86. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 96.70%. This is in an industry, Foreign Money Center Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. HSBC Holdings plc is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Foreign Money Center Banks industry means that HSBC Holdings plc has seen performance for the past week of -2.65%, with performance for the month coming to 4.47%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 21.05%, and for the half year the performance is 2.62%. Volatility for this week is 1.21% and for the month this is 0.99%.

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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