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Is PetroChina Co. Ltd.(NYSE: PTR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/2000. PetroChina Co. Ltd. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for PetroChina Co. Ltd., is 149.17, and so far today it has a volume of 29255. Performance year to date since the 4/6/2000 is 5.00%.

To help you determine whether PetroChina Co. Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 52.98 and forward P/E is 13.67. PEG perhaps more useful shows that PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a value for PEG of 1.3. P/S ratio is 0.76 and the P/B ratio is 0.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.6 and 29.57 respectively.

At the current price PetroChina Co. Ltd. is trading at, 69.2 (0.48% today), PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.97%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 112.80% after growing -21.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -366.70%, and -14.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2752.16, and the number of shares float is 208.07. The senior management bring insider ownership to 86.40%, and institutional ownership is at 2.00%. The float short is 0.13%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.85. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of *TBA.

The ability for PetroChina Co. Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.48. In terms of margins, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at *TBA, and PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -33.05%, with 32.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.86% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.86%.

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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