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Morning Momentum: National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG)

The company in question is, National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) currently with a stock price of 68.06 (-0.29% today). The market cap for National Grid plc is 50.72 B, and is in the sector Utilities, and Gas Utilities industry. The target price for National Grid plc is 68.69. Currently National Grid plc is trading with a P/E of 19.45, and a forward P/E of 16.8. Average volume for National Grid plc is 562.06 and so far today it is 638858.

Performance in the last year for National Grid plc has been -2.27%. For EPS growth, National Grid plc has seen a growth of 28.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -5.59%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 2.40% over the last five years and could be 1.90% for the next five years. National Grid plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 13.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -44.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.40%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.79%.

Since the IPO date for National Grid plc on the 08/10/2005, National Grid plc has seen performance year to date to be 16.68%. With National Grid plc trading at 68.06, the dividend yield is 4.39%, and the EPS is 3.5.

So could National Grid plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.45. The PEG is 10.23, P/S is 2.55 and the P/B is at 3.17. The P/cash is 11.52, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

National Grid plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.24, and total debt/equity at 2.57.

In terms of margins, National Grid plc has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 21.40% and a profit margin of 13.20%.Payout ratio for National Grid plc is 79.70%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 8.70%.

Insider ownership for National Grid plc, is at 3.50% and institutional ownership comes to 5.30%. Outstanding shares are at 745.24. While shares float is 718.43. The float short is currently 0.14%, and short ratio is 1.85.

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