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Morning Hot Stocks: National Grid plc (NYSE: NGG)

With a market cap of 41.65 B, National Grid plc has a large market cap size. National Grid plc (NYSE: NGG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 08/10/2005. National Grid plc is in the Gas Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for National Grid plc, is 557.02, and so far today it has a volume of 28978. Performance year to date since the 08/10/2005 is 4.58%.

To help you determine whether National Grid plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.15 and forward P/E is 14.43. PEG perhaps more useful shows that National Grid plc has a value for PEG of 2.88. P/S ratio is 2.14 and the P/B ratio is 1.61. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.26 and 122.9 respectively.

At the current price National Grid plc is trading at, 61.93 (1.01% today), National Grid plc has a dividend yield of 4.76%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 20.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.38, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.46% after growing -4.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 22.00%, and 12.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 679.35, and the number of shares float is 656.98. The senior management bring insider ownership to 3.50%, and institutional ownership is at 5.60%. The float short is 0.13%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.57. Management has seen a return on assets of 12.80%, and also a return on investment of 5.80%.

The ability for National Grid plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.14 and total debt/equity is 1.41. In terms of margins, National Grid plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 21.30%, and National Grid plc has a profit margin of 51.80%.

The 52 week high is -16.91%, with 9.05% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.94% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.35%.

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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