What Does The Data Behind FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) Suggest?


FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) closed its last session at $31.95. The stock traded within a range of $31.59 and $32.30. The company operates in the Utilities sector with a market capitalization of 13.92 Million. Trading volume for FirstEnergy Corp. was 7.62 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has an average volume of 6.66 Million.

Company Profile

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy Corporation is a leading regional energy provider dedicated to safety, operational excellence and responsive customer service. Their subsidiaries are involved in the transmission, distribution and generation of electricity. The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate transmission lines connecting the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. FirstEnergy subsidiaries own or control generating capacity from nuclear, coal, natural gas, hydro, wind and solar facilities. FirstEnergy Solutions, their competitive subsidiary, is a retail energy supplier serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois.

Analyst Views

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) received a Buy rating from 4 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) touched its 1-Year High price of $35.22 on 11/15/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $27.93 on 05/19/17.

EPS & Financials

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.97/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.87/Share by a difference of $0.1. This showed a surprise of 11.5% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 13 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.68/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.77/share and a low EPS of $0.55/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $3.54 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 4.47 Billion and 2.77 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has a 20-Day average volume of 11.98 Million. According to today’s trading volume FirstEnergy Corp. 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 BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 6.12 Percent and Institutional ownership of 85.2 Percent. The return on assets stands at -11.6%, Return on Equity currently is -80% and the Return on Investment value is -18.1%.

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) gross margin percentage stands at 76.5% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -49.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -36 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.5% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 2 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 2.36 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 4.34 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at -49.6%. The return on invested capital is at -18.1%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 5.12.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 2.36%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 4.34% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.