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Is PG&E Corporation(NYSE: PCG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972. PG&E Corporation is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for PG&E Corporation, is 2710.08, and so far today it has a volume of 36737. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 19.62%.

To help you determine whether PG&E Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 40.99 and forward P/E is 17.1. PEG perhaps more useful shows that PG&E Corporation has a value for PEG of 6.89. P/S ratio is 1.85 and the P/B ratio is 1.86. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 165.12 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price PG&E Corporation is trading at, 62.24 (-0.64% today), PG&E Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.13%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 121.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.53, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -1.51% after growing -41.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -50.30%, and -1.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 498.2, and the number of shares float is 497.88. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 82.70%. The float short is 0.87%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.6. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.20%, and also a return on investment of 4.50%.

The ability for PG&E Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.99 and total debt/equity is 1.09. In terms of margins, PG&E Corporation has a gross margin of 67.40%, with its operating margin at 7.40%, and PG&E Corporation has a profit margin of 4.50%.

The 52 week high is -4.88%, with 35.87% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.99% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.85%.

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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