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Huaneng Power International, Inc. (NYSE: HNP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Huaneng Power International, Inc. (NYSE: HNP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14110.33. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Huaneng Power International, Inc. is 25.34 (with a change from open of 0.32%), this in conjunction with a target price of 24.5. Volume today has so far reached 56591, with an average volume of about 100.19. The GAP for this stock, is 0.64%.

The P/E ratio is 5.79, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 7.99. The current EPS for Huaneng Power International, Inc., is 4.38, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 23.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -26.12%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Huaneng Power International, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -17.12% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.10%. Quarter over quarter is -16.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -21.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 27.80%. 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 *TBA and institutional ownership is 2.10%. Shares outstanding is 556.84, while shares float is at a value of 104.51. Float short for Huaneng Power International, Inc. is 0.10% and the short ratio is 1.06.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.99, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.96. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.3, and the quick ratio is 0.2. The most recent gross margin is 97.20% and their operating margin is 21.10%. The profit margin is 9.40%.

Huaneng Power International, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.60%, and on investment, 9.20%. Return on equity is 13.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.44. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.81, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.76 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 5.34.

The simple moving averages are 2.08% and -13.50% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -49.68% and the 52 week low is 10.92%.

Huaneng Power International, Inc. has a dividend yield of 11.40%, with a current price of 25.34. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 64.40%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. Huaneng Power International, Inc. is based in China.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that Huaneng Power International, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -3.02%, with performance for the month coming to 3.13%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.97%, and for the half year the performance is -40.85%. Volatility for this week is 1.08% and for the month this is 1.33%.

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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