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Is FirstEnergy Corp.(NYSE: FE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/10/1997. FirstEnergy Corp. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for FirstEnergy Corp., is 3533.12, and so far today it has a volume of 4003700. Performance year to date since the 11/10/1997 is 12.30%.

To help you determine whether FirstEnergy Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 13.76. PEG perhaps more useful shows that FirstEnergy Corp. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.98 and the P/B ratio is 1.29. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 73.69 and 12.09 respectively.

At the current price FirstEnergy Corp. is trading at, 34.49 (-1.00% today), FirstEnergy Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.18%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.4, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -1.57% after growing 169.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -679.60%, and -1.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 425.2, and the number of shares float is 424.22. The senior management bring insider ownership to 16.18%, and institutional ownership is at 77.10%. The float short is 2.03%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.44. Management has seen a return on assets of -1.10%, and also a return on investment of 4.70%.

The ability for FirstEnergy Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.61 and total debt/equity is 1.98. In terms of margins, FirstEnergy Corp. has a gross margin of 71.70%, with its operating margin at 3.90%, and FirstEnergy Corp. has a profit margin of -4.00%.

The 52 week high is -4.74%, with 23.34% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.63% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.17%.

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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