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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) ?

The company in question is, PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) currently with a stock price of 70.45 (-1.89% today). The market cap for PetroChina Company Limited is 199393.22, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for PetroChina Company Limited is 99.5. Currently PetroChina Company Limited is trading with a P/E of 148.32, and a forward P/E of 14.34. Average volume for PetroChina Company Limited is 93.42 and so far today it is 127768.

Performance in the last year for PetroChina Company Limited has been -1.01%. For EPS growth, PetroChina Company Limited has seen a growth of -77.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 38.01%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -43.20% over the last five years and could be 31.80% for the next five years. PetroChina Company Limited has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 12.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.73%.

Since the IPO date for PetroChina Company Limited on the 04/06/2000, PetroChina Company Limited has seen performance year to date to be -4.41%. With PetroChina Company Limited trading at 70.45, the dividend yield is 0.99%, and the EPS is 0.48.

So could PetroChina Company Limited, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 148.32. The PEG is 4.66, P/S is 0.85 and the P/B is at 0.87. The P/cash is 13.92, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

PetroChina Company Limited 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 0.31, and total debt/equity at 0.43.

In terms of margins, PetroChina Company Limited has a gross margin of 40.60%, an operating margin of 3.80% and a profit margin of 0.50%.Payout ratio for PetroChina Company Limited is 65.20%. Return on assets come to 0.30% with return on investment coming to 2.60%.

Insider ownership for PetroChina Company Limited, is at 86.40% and institutional ownership comes to 2.00%. Outstanding shares are at 2830.28. While shares float is 208.07. The float short is currently 0.06%, and short ratio is 1.3.

Graphs: PetroChina Company Limited NYSE: PTR | Thursday April 20, 2017

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