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Is HSBC Holdings plc(NYSE: HSBC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/16/1999. HSBC Holdings plc is in the Foreign Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for HSBC Holdings plc, is 3333.37, and so far today it has a volume of 32348. Performance year to date since the 7/16/1999 is -16.52%.

To help you determine whether HSBC Holdings plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.95 and forward P/E is 10.37. PEG perhaps more useful shows that HSBC Holdings plc has a value for PEG of 8.54. P/S ratio is 3.83 and the P/B ratio is 0.71. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.13 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price HSBC Holdings plc is trading at, 32 (1.85% today), HSBC Holdings plc has a dividend yield of 8.12%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 96.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.63, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 0.66% after growing -6.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -23.10%, and -4.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 3921.33, and the number of shares float is 3845.77. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 2.40%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.58. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.50%, and also a return on investment of 6.90%.

The ability for HSBC Holdings plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.52 and total debt/equity is 0.52. In terms of margins, HSBC Holdings plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 86.60%, and HSBC Holdings plc has a profit margin of 36.10%.

The 52 week high is -25.91%, with 11.81% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.02% and the 200 day simple moving average is -4.89%.

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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