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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Sempra Energy, SRE

Sempra Energy, SRE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, Sempra Energy, SREĀ  has a market cap of 26812.4. Since its IPO date on the 6/29/1998, Sempra Energy, SRE performance year to date is 15.42%. Today Sempra Energy, SRE has gained -0.44%, with a current price of 106.51.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 81.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 57.80%. Return of assets are at 3.00%, with return on investment at 5.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Sempra Energy, SRE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.09. While Total debt/equity is 1.27. With a profit margin of 12.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 98.50%, and operating margin of 17.00%. Sempra Energy ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Sempra Energy, SRE has seen a EPS growth of 16.10%. A performance for the year of 8.16%. The 52-week high is -7.11%, and the 52-week low is 24.57%. The average volume for Sempra Energy, SRE is 441901.

With a target price of 120.08, can Sempra Energy, SRE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Sempra Energy, SRE. Sempra Energy has a P/E of 21.84 and a forward P/E of 20.63. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.2. Sempra Energy also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.65 and 2.24 respectively. For P/cash, Sempra Energy has a value of 71.31, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 106.51, Sempra Energy has a dividend yield of 2.82%. We see a return on equity of 10.50%.

Looking more long-term Sempra Energy, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.83%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.84% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 16.10% for this year and for the last five years a 13.50% 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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