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Is Sempra Energy(NYSE: SRE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/29/1998. Sempra Energy is in the Diversified Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for Sempra Energy, is 1248.78, and so far today it has a volume of 314710. Performance year to date since the 6/29/1998 is 21.17%.

To help you determine whether Sempra Energy is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.93 and forward P/E is 21.41. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sempra Energy has a value for PEG of 3.2. P/S ratio is 2.77 and the P/B ratio is 2.35. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 74.6 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Sempra Energy is trading at, 112.23 (-0.07% today), Sempra Energy has a dividend yield of 2.69%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 57.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.9, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.88% after growing 16.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -27.10%, and -2.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 249.76, and the number of shares float is 249.15. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 81.60%. The float short is 1.59%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.17. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.00%, and also a return on investment of 5.70%.

The ability for Sempra Energy, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.09 and total debt/equity is 1.27. In terms of margins, Sempra Energy has a gross margin of 98.50%, with its operating margin at 17.00%, and Sempra Energy has a profit margin of 12.10%.

The 52 week high is -2.12%, with 31.26% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.26%.

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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