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PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31440.14. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for PG&E Corporation is 62.38 (with a change from open of 0.02%), this in conjunction with a target price of 67.33. Volume today has so far reached 2049000, with an average volume of about 2766.56. The GAP for this stock, is 0.02%.

The P/E ratio is 40.82, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.04. The current EPS for PG&E Corporation, is 1.53, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -41.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 20.06%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for PG&E Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow -1.64% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.66%. Quarter over quarter is -50.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -8.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 82.10%. Shares outstanding is 504.01, while shares float is at a value of 503.38. Float short for PG&E Corporation is 1.26% and the short ratio is 2.3.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.99, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.09. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 67.40% and their operating margin is 7.40%. The profit margin is 4.50%.

PG&E Corporation has seen returns on assets of 1.20%, and on investment, 4.50%. Return on equity is 4.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 7.22. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.86, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.85 and Price/cash is 166.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -1.56% and 6.07% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.66% and the 52 week low is 25.17%.

PG&E Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.14%, with a current price of 62.38. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 121.20%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. PG&E Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that PG&E Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -1.32%, with performance for the month coming to 0.82%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.46%, and for the half year the performance is 23.82%. Volatility for this week is 1.45% and for the month this is 1.44%.

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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