PG&E Corporation [NYSE: PCG] gained 3.47% on the last trading session, reaching $12.24 price per share at the time. The company report on January 18, 2021 that As Major Offshore Windstorm Approaches, PG&E Prepares for Potential Widespread, Wind-Driven Outages Throughout Its Service Area and Potential for Targeted Public Safety Power Shutoffs in Small Portions of the Driest Locations.
Hazardous winds could cause widespread damage, leading to outages throughout service area, with targeted PSPS to reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire.
An estimated 6,100 customers in Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, and Tulare counties who might be affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff are receiving the initial notifications, one day ahead of the potential event.
PG&E Corporation represents 1.97 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $23.48 billion with the latest information. PCG stock price has been found in the range of $11.90 to $12.43.
If compared to the average trading volume of 15.72M shares, PCG reached a trading volume of 19730053 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 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 $14.50 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 2.20. 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.
Wells Fargo have made an estimate for PG&E Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on January 06, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on November 12, 2020, representing the official price target for PG&E Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $14, while Goldman analysts kept a Buy rating on PCG stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for PG&E Corporation is set at 0.31, with the Price to Sales ratio for PCG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.27. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.16, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.24.
Trading performance analysis for PCG stock
PG&E Corporation [PCG] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by 0.00. With this latest performance, PCG shares gained by 0.33% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 32.75% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -3.09% 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 51.97, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.43, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.55 for PG&E Corporation [PCG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.03, while it was recorded at 12.11 for the last single week of trading, and 10.59 for the last 200 days.
PG&E Corporation [PCG]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
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 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.
PG&E Corporation [PCG]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, PG&E Corporation posted 0.68/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.67/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 1.50%. 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 2.50%.
An analysis of insider ownership at PG&E Corporation [PCG]
There are presently around $17,133 million, or 71.20% of PCG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PCG stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 139,591,625, which is approximately 22.308% of the company’s market cap and around 24.17% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 122,237,864 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.5 billion in PCG stocks shares; and THIRD POINT LLC, currently with $1.04 billion in PCG stock with ownership of nearly New of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in PG&E Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 255 institutional holders increased their position in PG&E Corporation [NYSE:PCG] by around 533,903,869 shares. Additionally, 158 investors decreased positions by around 199,994,962 shares, while 67 investors held positions by with 665,892,897 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,399,791,728 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PCG stock had 101 new institutional investments in for a total of 131,687,838 shares, while 94 institutional investors sold positions of 82,679,561 shares during the same period.