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Is China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd.(NYSE: CEA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CEA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/4/1997. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. is in the Major Airlines industry and Services sector. Average volume for China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., is 22.04, and so far today it has a volume of 7300. Performance year to date since the 2/4/1997 is -15.96%.

To help you determine whether China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 9.82 and forward P/E is *TBA. PEG perhaps more useful shows that China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.79 and the P/B ratio is 0.84. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.76 and 6.08 respectively.

At the current price China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. is trading at, 23.65 (0.08% today), China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.61%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.41, and this is looking to grow in the next year to *TBA after growing 31.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -68.40%, and 7.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 482.83, and the number of shares float is 67.21. The senior management bring insider ownership to 58.20%, and institutional ownership is at 1.40%. The float short is 0.03%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.82. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.20%, and also a return on investment of 7.70%.

The ability for China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.3, and quick ratio is 0.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.34 and total debt/equity is 2.52. In terms of margins, China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. has a gross margin of 37.80%, with its operating margin at 14.70%, and China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. has a profit margin of 4.40%.

The 52 week high is -29.47%, with 13.00% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -9.79% and the 200 day simple moving average is -10.21%.

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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