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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR)?

The company in question is, PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) currently with a stock price of 67.26 (0.19% today). The market cap for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 190935, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 81.48. Currently PetroChina Co. Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 46.84, and a forward P/E of 17.71. Average volume for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 114.93 and so far today it is 99675.

Performance in the last year for PetroChina Co. Ltd. has been -18.17%. For EPS growth, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has seen a growth of -66.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 404.25%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -24.00% over the last five years and could be 40.60% for the next five years. PetroChina Co. Ltd. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -14.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -366.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.42%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.15%.

Since the IPO date for PetroChina Co. Ltd. on the 4/6/2000, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be 2.55%. With PetroChina Co. Ltd. trading at 67.26, the dividend yield is 2.02%, and the EPS is 1.44.

So could PetroChina Co. Ltd., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 46.84. The PEG is 1.15, P/S is 0.76 and the P/B is at 0.66. The P/cash is 12.6, with P/free cash flow at 29.56.

PetroChina Co. Ltd. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.36, and total debt/equity at 0.48.

In terms of margins, PetroChina Co. Ltd. has a gross margin of 39.10%, an operating margin of 3.80% and a profit margin of 0.90%.Payout ratio for PetroChina Co. Ltd. is 91.80%. Return on assets come to 0.70% with return on investment coming to 3.70%.

Insider ownership for PetroChina Co. Ltd., is at 86.40% and institutional ownership comes to 2.00%. Outstanding shares are at 2838.76. While shares float is 208.07. The float short is currently 0.14%, and short ratio is 2.61.

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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