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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE)?

The company in question is, Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) currently with a stock price of 108.09 (0.98% today). The market cap for Sempra Energy is 26827.44, and is in the sector Utilities, and Diversified Utilities industry. The target price for Sempra Energy is 120.08. Currently Sempra Energy is trading with a P/E of 21.85, and a forward P/E of 20.64. Average volume for Sempra Energy is 1155.07 and so far today it is 372369.

Performance in the last year for Sempra Energy has been 9.95%. For EPS growth, Sempra Energy has seen a growth of 16.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.84%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 13.50% over the last five years and could be 6.83% for the next five years. Sempra Energy has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -27.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.20%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.15%.

Since the IPO date for Sempra Energy on the 6/29/1998, Sempra Energy has seen performance year to date to be 15.48%. With Sempra Energy trading at 108.09, the dividend yield is 2.82%, and the EPS is 4.9.

So could Sempra Energy, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.85. The PEG is 3.2, P/S is 2.65 and the P/B is at 2.24. The P/cash is 71.35, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Sempra Energy ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.09, and total debt/equity at 1.27.

In terms of margins, Sempra Energy has a gross margin of 98.50%, an operating margin of 17.00% and a profit margin of 12.10%.Payout ratio for Sempra Energy is 57.80%. Return on assets come to 3.00% with return on investment coming to 5.70%.

Insider ownership for Sempra Energy, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 81.80%. Outstanding shares are at 250.63. While shares float is 249.15. The float short is currently 1.53%, and short ratio is 3.29.

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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