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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 14137.72. Since its IPO date on the 11/10/1997, FirstEnergy Corp., FE performance year to date is 7.03%. Today FirstEnergy Corp., FE has gained -0.06%, with a current price of 32.85.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -1.10%, 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 1.61. While Total debt/equity is 1.98. With a profit margin of -4.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 71.70%, and operating margin of 3.90%. FirstEnergy Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.3.

For the last year FirstEnergy Corp., FE has seen a EPS growth of 169.40%. A performance for the year of 0.29%. The 52-week high is -9.27%, and the 52-week low is 17.48%. The average volume for FirstEnergy Corp., FE is 1257566.

With a target price of 36.07, can FirstEnergy Corp., FE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of FirstEnergy Corp., FE. FirstEnergy Corp. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 13.1. 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 0.95 and 1.22 respectively. For P/cash, FirstEnergy Corp. has a value of 71.04, while it is 11.66 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 32.85, FirstEnergy Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.38%. We see a return on equity of -4.80%.

Looking more long-term FirstEnergy Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -3.24%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -2.26% 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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