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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: FirstEnergy Corp., FE

FirstEnergy Corp., FE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, FirstEnergy Corp., FEĀ  has a market cap of 14895.12. Since its IPO date on the 11/10/1997, FirstEnergy Corp., FE performance year to date is 13.15%. Today FirstEnergy Corp., FE has gained 0.07%, with a current price of 35.15.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 89.20%. Return of assets are at 1.30%, with return on investment at 4.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, FirstEnergy Corp., FE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.51. While Total debt/equity is 1.79. With a profit margin of 4.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 71.10%, and operating margin of 14.10%. FirstEnergy Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year FirstEnergy Corp., FE has seen a EPS growth of 169.40%. A performance for the year of 10.56%. The 52-week high is -2.75%, and the 52-week low is 24.36%. The average volume for FirstEnergy Corp., FE is 1117544.

With a target price of 35.33, can FirstEnergy Corp., FE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of FirstEnergy Corp., FE. FirstEnergy Corp. has a P/E of 21.85 and a forward P/E of 13.97. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. FirstEnergy Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.99 and 1.2 respectively. For P/cash, FirstEnergy Corp. has a value of 102.02, while it is 54.76 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 35.15, FirstEnergy Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.10%. We see a return on equity of 5.50%.

Looking more long-term FirstEnergy Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -2.51%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -6.05% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 169.40% for this year and for the last five years a -10.90% 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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