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Is Entergy Corporation(NYSE: ETR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972. Entergy Corporation is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for Entergy Corporation, is 1147.03, and so far today it has a volume of 1582200. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 17.50%.

To help you determine whether Entergy Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 80.22 and forward P/E is 15.05. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Entergy Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.3 and the P/B ratio is 1.42. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.26 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Entergy Corporation is trading at, 77.65 (-0.70% today), Entergy Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.38%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 343.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.97, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -22.69% after growing -118.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 282.50%, and -9.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 182.95, and the number of shares float is 178.05. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.40%. The float short is 1.80%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.79. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.40%, and also a return on investment of 1.50%.

The ability for Entergy Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 1.35 and total debt/equity is 1.52. In terms of margins, Entergy Corporation has a gross margin of 86.80%, with its operating margin at -2.50%, and Entergy Corporation has a profit margin of 1.60%.

The 52 week high is -4.39%, with 32.82% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.88% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.18%.

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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