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Morning Hot Watch List: PetroChina Company Limited, (PTR)

Friday February 24th 2017: PetroChina Company Limited, PTR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in China, PetroChina Company Limited, PTRĀ  has a market cap of 195.39 B. Since its IPO date on the 04/06/2000, PetroChina Company Limited, PTR performance year to date is -13.72%. Today PetroChina Company Limited, PTR has gained 0.73%, with a current price of 63.59.

Ownership of the company is 86.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 2.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 14.90%. Return of assets are at 1.10%, with return on investment at 2.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, PetroChina Company Limited, PTR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.25. While Total debt/equity is 0.41. With a profit margin of 1.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.10%, and operating margin of 4.70%. PetroChina Company Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year PetroChina Company Limited, PTR has seen a EPS growth of -77.90%. A performance for the year of -4.91%. The 52-week high is -22.26%, and the 52-week low is 0.79%. The average volume for PetroChina Company Limited, PTR is 97776.

With a target price of 95.7, can PetroChina Company Limited, PTR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of PetroChina Company Limited, PTR. PetroChina Company Limited has a P/E of 30.32 and a forward P/E of 14.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.95. PetroChina Company Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.76 and 0.69 respectively. For P/cash, PetroChina Company Limited has a value of 13.16, while it is 14.82 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 63.59, PetroChina Company Limited has a dividend yield of 1.73%. We see a return on equity of 2.30%.

Looking more long-term PetroChina Company Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 31.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 57.46% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -77.90% for this year and for the last five years a -43.20% growth has been seen.

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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