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WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: WEC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: WEC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 19185.32. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for WEC Energy Group, Inc. is 61.07 (with a change from open of 0.13%), this in conjunction with a target price of 63.6. Volume today has so far reached 464664, with an average volume of about 1857.24. The GAP for this stock, is 0.33%.

The P/E ratio is 21.68, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.59. The current EPS for WEC Energy Group, Inc., is 2.8, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -9.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 21.46%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for WEC Energy Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.87% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.72%. Quarter over quarter is 62.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 61.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 4.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 71.90%. Shares outstanding is 315.6, while shares float is at a value of 315.1. Float short for WEC Energy Group, Inc. is 3.70% and the short ratio is 6.28.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.01, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.12. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 64.30% and their operating margin is 22.40%. The profit margin is 12.10%.

WEC Energy Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.10%, and on investment, 4.30%. Return on equity is 10.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.23. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.61, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.17 and Price/cash is 597.67, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -1.68% and 5.75% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.87% and the 52 week low is 30.95%.

WEC Energy Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.26%, with a current price of 61.07. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 66.30%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. WEC Energy Group, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that WEC Energy Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 2.88%, with performance for the month coming to -0.15%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.20%, and for the half year the performance is 27.89%. Volatility for this week is 1.68% and for the month this is 1.57%.

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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