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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Sempra Energy, SRE

Sempra Energy, SRE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, Sempra Energy, SRE  has a market cap of 26506.74. Since its IPO date on the 6/29/1998, Sempra Energy, SRE performance year to date is 12.26%. Today Sempra Energy, SRE has gained -0.67%, with a current price of 104.05.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 76.10%. Return of assets are at 2.30%, with return on investment at 5.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Sempra Energy, SRE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.12. While Total debt/equity is 1.35. With a profit margin of 9.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 96.70%, and operating margin of 12.00%. Sempra Energy ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Sempra Energy, SRE has seen a EPS growth of 16.10%. A performance for the year of 12.95%. The 52-week high is -9.25%, and the 52-week low is 21.70%. The average volume for Sempra Energy, SRE is 1099100.

With a target price of 119.25, can Sempra Energy, SRE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Sempra Energy, SRE. Sempra Energy has a P/E of 27.47 and a forward P/E of 20.29. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.05. Sempra Energy also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.66 and 2.21 respectively. For P/cash, Sempra Energy has a value of 43.03, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 104.05, Sempra Energy has a dividend yield of 2.90%. We see a return on equity of 8.10%.

Looking more long-term Sempra Energy, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.78%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 16.10% for this year and for the last five years a 13.50% 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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