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Is FirstEnergy Corp.(NYSE: FE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/10/1997. FirstEnergy Corp. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for FirstEnergy Corp., is 4116.33, and so far today it has a volume of 3569100. Performance year to date since the 11/10/1997 is 16.31%.

To help you determine whether FirstEnergy Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.46 and forward P/E is 14.3. PEG perhaps more useful shows that FirstEnergy Corp. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.02 and the P/B ratio is 1.23. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 104.87 and 56.29 respectively.

At the current price FirstEnergy Corp. is trading at, 36.11 (0.25% today), FirstEnergy Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.99%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 89.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.61, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -5.71% after growing 169.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 46.70%, and -0.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 424, and the number of shares float is 423.74. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 76.20%. The float short is 1.96%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.01. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.30%, and also a return on investment of 4.70%.

The ability for FirstEnergy Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.51 and total debt/equity is 1.79. In terms of margins, FirstEnergy Corp. has a gross margin of 71.10%, with its operating margin at 14.10%, and FirstEnergy Corp. has a profit margin of 4.60%.

The 52 week high is -0.11%, with 27.74% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 7.76% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.17%.

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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