WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC] stock Initiated by Atlantic Equities analyst, price target now $112

WEC Energy Group Inc. [NYSE: WEC] gained 1.60% on the last trading session, reaching $101.56 price per share at the time. The company report on October 15, 2020 that WEC Energy Group declares quarterly dividend.

The board of directors of WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of 63.25 cents per share on the company’s common stock.

The dividend is payable Dec. 1, 2020, to stockholders of record on Nov. 13, 2020. This marks the 313th consecutive quarter — dating back to 1942 — that the company will have paid a dividend to its stockholders.

WEC Energy Group Inc. represents 315.40 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $31.53 billion with the latest information. WEC stock price has been found in the range of $99.92 to $101.88.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.16M shares, WEC reached a trading volume of 1253504 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WEC shares is $93.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WEC stock is a recommendation set at 3.10. 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.

Atlantic Equities have made an estimate for WEC Energy Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on September 04, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 24, 2020, representing the official price target for WEC Energy Group Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for WEC Energy Group Inc. is set at 1.88, with the Price to Sales ratio for WEC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.37. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.09, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.04.

Trading performance analysis for WEC stock

WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.13. With this latest performance, WEC shares gained by 5.67% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.92% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 9.32% 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 WEC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 69.77, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 74.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 64.82 for WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 95.55, while it was recorded at 100.01 for the last single week of trading, and 93.54 for the last 200 days.

WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC] shares currently have an operating margin of +20.50 and a Gross Margin at +23.18. WEC Energy Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +15.09.

Return on Total Capital for WEC is now 6.90, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.51. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.37, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.23. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 126.17. Additionally, WEC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 55.78, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 35.71. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 111.41, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 49.11.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC] managed to generate an average of $151,179 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.12 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.21.WEC Energy Group Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.

WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, WEC Energy Group Inc. posted 0.74/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.71/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.20%. 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 WEC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for WEC Energy Group Inc. go to 5.95%.

An analysis of insider ownership at WEC Energy Group Inc. [WEC]

There are presently around $23,482 million, or 74.30% of WEC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WEC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 39,693,876, which is approximately -4.029% of the company’s market cap and around 0.17% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 26,850,588 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.73 billion in WEC stocks shares; and MAGELLAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD, currently with $1.87 billion in WEC stock with ownership of nearly 31.708% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in WEC Energy Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 354 institutional holders increased their position in WEC Energy Group Inc. [NYSE:WEC] by around 12,845,878 shares. Additionally, 444 investors decreased positions by around 15,527,120 shares, while 191 investors held positions by with 202,839,474 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 231,212,472 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WEC stock had 71 new institutional investments in for a total of 878,836 shares, while 92 institutional investors sold positions of 2,162,020 shares during the same period.

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