Is PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) A Safe Bet For Investors?


PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) closed its last session at $43.88. The stock traded within a range of $43.68 and $44.67. The company operates in the Utilities sector with a market capitalization of 22.18 Million. Trading volume for PG&E Corporation was 5.7 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) has an average volume of 7.97 Million.

Company Profile

PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers primarily in northern and central California. The company’s electricity distribution network consists of approximately 142,000 circuit miles of distribution lines, 59 transmission switching substations, and 606 distribution substations; and electricity transmission network comprises approximately 18,400 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines and 92 electric transmission substations. Its natural gas system consists of approximately 42,800 miles of distribution pipelines, approximately 6,700 miles of backbone and local transmission pipelines, and various storage facilities. The company operates various electricity generation facilities, such as nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil fuel-fired, and photovoltaic.

Analyst Views

PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 3 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) touched its 1-Year High price of $71.57 on 09/11/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $41.61 on 12/21/17.

EPS & Financials

PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.12/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.91/Share by a difference of $0.21. This showed a surprise of 23.1% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 8 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.7/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.05/share and a low EPS of $0.57/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $4.79 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 5.14 Billion and 4.56 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with MEDIUM volatility. PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) has a 20-Day average volume of 8.59 Million. According to today’s trading volume PG&E Corporation is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 85.1 Percent. The return on assets stands at 3.2%, Return on Equity currently is 12% and the Return on Investment value is 5.8%.

PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG) gross margin percentage stands at 70.5% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 20.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 12.5 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -7.28% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -15.6 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -30.71 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -2.12 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 20.1%. The return on invested capital is at 5.8%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -30.71%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -2.12% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.