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Is Sempra Energy(NYSE: SRE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/29/1998. Sempra Energy is in the Diversified Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for Sempra Energy, is 1059.25, and so far today it has a volume of 1327200. Performance year to date since the 6/29/1998 is 15.51%.

To help you determine whether Sempra Energy is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.26 and forward P/E is 20.88. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sempra Energy has a value for PEG of 4.17. P/S ratio is 2.69 and the P/B ratio is 2.27. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 43.47 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Sempra Energy is trading at, 107.06 (0.96% today), Sempra Energy has a dividend yield of 2.82%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 76.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.79, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.17% after growing 16.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -94.60%, and -7.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 250.1, and the number of shares float is 249.45. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 82.90%. The float short is 1.47%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.46. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.30%, and also a return on investment of 5.70%.

The ability for Sempra Energy, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.12 and total debt/equity is 1.35. In terms of margins, Sempra Energy has a gross margin of 96.70%, with its operating margin at 12.00%, and Sempra Energy has a profit margin of 9.60%.

The 52 week high is -6.63%, with 25.22% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.30% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.37%.

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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