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FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14020.75. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for FirstEnergy Corp. is 33.46 (with a change from open of 1.12%), this in conjunction with a target price of 36.13. Volume today has so far reached 1086097, with an average volume of about 3569.74. The GAP for this stock, is 0.30%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.16. The current EPS for FirstEnergy Corp., is -1.4, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 169.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.42%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for FirstEnergy Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow -1.61% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -3.09%. Quarter over quarter is -679.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -10.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 16.18% and institutional ownership is 77.00%. Shares outstanding is 425, while shares float is at a value of 424.22. Float short for FirstEnergy Corp. is 1.67% and the short ratio is 1.99.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.61, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.98. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.5, and the quick ratio is 0.3. The most recent gross margin is 71.70% and their operating margin is 3.90%. The profit margin is -4.00%.

FirstEnergy Corp. has seen returns on assets of -1.10%, and on investment, 4.70%. Return on equity is -4.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.94, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.23 and Price/cash is 70.46, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 11.56.

The simple moving averages are -0.81% and 1.24% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.58% and the 52 week low is 19.66%.

FirstEnergy Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.36%, with a current price of 33.46. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. FirstEnergy Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that FirstEnergy Corp. has seen performance for the past week of 1.07%, with performance for the month coming to 0.46%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.74%, and for the half year the performance is 8.71%. Volatility for this week is 1.99% and for the month this is 1.69%.

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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