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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: FirstEnergy Corp., FE

FirstEnergy Corp., FE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Electric Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, FirstEnergy Corp., FE  has a market cap of 15272.48. Since its IPO date on the 11/10/1997, FirstEnergy Corp., FE performance year to date is 16.02%. Today FirstEnergy Corp., FE has gained 1.95%, with a current price of 36.02.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 89.20%. Return of assets are at 1.30%, with return on investment at 4.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, FirstEnergy Corp., FE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.51. While Total debt/equity is 1.79. With a profit margin of 4.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 71.10%, and operating margin of 14.10%. FirstEnergy Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year FirstEnergy Corp., FE has seen a EPS growth of 169.40%. A performance for the year of 12.48%. The 52-week high is -0.35%, and the 52-week low is 27.42%. The average volume for FirstEnergy Corp., FE is 3732055.

With a target price of 35.33, can FirstEnergy Corp., FE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of FirstEnergy Corp., FE. FirstEnergy Corp. has a P/E of 22.4 and a forward P/E of 14.33. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. FirstEnergy Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.02 and 1.23 respectively. For P/cash, FirstEnergy Corp. has a value of 104.61, while it is 56.15 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 36.02, FirstEnergy Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.00%. We see a return on equity of 5.50%.

Looking more long-term FirstEnergy Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -2.51%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -6.05% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 169.40% for this year and for the last five years a -10.90% growth has been seen.

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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