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Is WEC Energy Group, Inc.(NYSE: WEC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: WEC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/26/1984. WEC Energy Group, Inc. is in the Electric Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for WEC Energy Group, Inc., is 2035.33, and so far today it has a volume of 1496100. Performance year to date since the 10/26/1984 is 28.67%.

To help you determine whether WEC Energy Group, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.11 and forward P/E is 20.92. PEG perhaps more useful shows that WEC Energy Group, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.71. P/S ratio is 3.04 and the P/B ratio is 2.32. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 590.55 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price WEC Energy Group, Inc. is trading at, 64.91 (-0.18% today), WEC Energy Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.05%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 69.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.59, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.94% after growing -9.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 26.70%, and 58.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 315.7, and the number of shares float is 315.12. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 71.40%. The float short is 3.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.96. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.70%, and also a return on investment of 4.30%.

The ability for WEC Energy Group, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 1.02 and total debt/equity is 1.13. In terms of margins, WEC Energy Group, Inc. has a gross margin of 67.50%, with its operating margin at 22.00%, and WEC Energy Group, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.70%.

The 52 week high is -1.80%, with 45.54% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.98% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.67%.

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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