PG&E Corporation [PCG] is -4.60% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

PG&E Corporation [NYSE: PCG] price surged by 0.48 percent to reach at $0.05. The company report on October 15, 2020 that Due to Severe Weather and Wind, PG&E Will Turn Off Power for Safety to Approximately 53,000 Customers in Targeted Parts of 24 Counties.

Strong Winds Expected to Begin This Evening and Last Through Friday Morning in Most Locations.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will de-energize certain electrical lines for safety over the course of this evening (Wednesday, Oct. 14) as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). PG&E is calling a PSPS due to a high-wind event combined with low humidity and severely dry vegetation, that together create high risk of catastrophic wildfires. The PSPS event will affect approximately 53,000 customers in targeted portions of 24 counties.

A sum of 8391008 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 22.41M shares. PG&E Corporation shares reached a high of $10.44 and dropped to a low of $10.205 until finishing in the latest session at $10.37.

The one-year PCG stock forecast points to a potential upside of 20.54. The average equity rating for PCG stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on PG&E Corporation [PCG]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PCG shares is $13.05 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PCG stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for PG&E Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 27, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Vertical Research raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on June 24, 2020, representing the official price target for PG&E Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PG&E Corporation is set at 0.35, with the Price to Sales ratio for PCG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.10. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.55, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.51.

PCG Stock Performance Analysis:

PG&E Corporation [PCG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.07. With this latest performance, PCG shares gained by 6.03% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -6.83% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 34.50% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PCG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.67, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.65, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.93 for PG&E Corporation [PCG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.51, while it was recorded at 10.49 for the last single week of trading, and 11.08 for the last 200 days.

Insight into PG&E Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PG&E Corporation [PCG] shares currently have an operating margin of +8.72 and a Gross Margin at +8.72. PG&E Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -44.61.

Return on Total Capital for PCG is now 4.51, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -36.64. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -85.93, with Return on Assets sitting at -8.71. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PG&E Corporation [PCG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 505.67. Additionally, PCG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 83.49, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 27.63. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 465.60, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 76.87.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PG&E Corporation [PCG] managed to generate an average of -$332,261 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.58 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.20.PG&E Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, PG&E Corporation posted 1.11/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.01/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 9.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PCG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for PG&E Corporation go to 3.67%.

PG&E Corporation [PCG] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $11,072 million, or 55.40% of PCG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PCG stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 114,131,607, which is approximately 1515.518% of the company’s market cap and around 0.15% of the total institutional ownership; ZIMMER PARTNERS, LP, holding 75,000,000 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $774.0 million in PCG stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $714.66 million in PCG stock with ownership of nearly 73.172% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in PG&E Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 244 institutional holders increased their position in PG&E Corporation [NYSE:PCG] by around 675,076,912 shares. Additionally, 113 investors decreased positions by around 41,098,284 shares, while 69 investors held positions by with 356,679,181 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,072,854,377 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PCG stock had 130 new institutional investments in for a total of 234,050,926 shares, while 45 institutional investors sold positions of 16,502,215 shares during the same period.

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