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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 31168.18. 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 62.6 (with a change from open of 0.24%), this in conjunction with a target price of 67.33. Volume today has so far reached 585589, with an average volume of about 2904.38. The GAP for this stock, is 0.05%.

The P/E ratio is 40.85, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.05. 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 19.20%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for PG&E Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow -1.59% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.70%. 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 82.00%. Shares outstanding is 499.33, while shares float is at a value of 499.33. Float short for PG&E Corporation is 1.27% and the short ratio is 2.19.

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 7.17. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.85, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.85 and Price/cash is 164.91, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -1.44% and 7.22% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.33% and the 52 week low is 32.16%.

PG&E Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.14%, with a current price of 62.6. 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 2.61%, with performance for the month coming to -1.98%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.18%, and for the half year the performance is 28.76%. Volatility for this week is 1.61% and for the month this is 1.52%.

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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