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PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 29736.85. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for PG&E Corporation is 60.44 (with a change from open of 1.77%), this in conjunction with a target price of 67.07. Volume today has so far reached 1369839, with an average volume of about 2728.07. The GAP for this stock, is 0.13%.

The P/E ratio is 38.82, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.2. The current EPS for PG&E Corporation, is 1.53, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -41.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 14.15%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for PG&E Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow -1.64% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.66%. Quarter over quarter is -50.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -8.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 82.30%. Shares outstanding is 501.38, while shares float is at a value of 501.38. Float short for PG&E Corporation is 0.99% and the short ratio is 1.82.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.99, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.09. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 67.40% and their operating margin is 7.40%. The profit margin is 4.50%.

PG&E Corporation has seen returns on assets of 1.20%, and on investment, 4.50%. Return on equity is 4.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 6.86. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.76, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.76 and Price/cash is 157.34, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -2.55% and 2.78% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.90% and the 52 week low is 22.23%.

PG&E Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.30%, with a current price of 60.44. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 121.20%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. PG&E Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that PG&E Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.95%, with performance for the month coming to -1.72%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.89%, and for the half year the performance is 16.10%. Volatility for this week is 1.25% and for the month this is 1.57%.

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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