PG&E Corporation [NYSE: PCG] gained 3.57% or 0.39 points to close at $11.31 with a heavy trading volume of 30564785 shares. The company report on March 24, 2021 that Continuing to Shape Its Leadership Team for the Future, PG&E Names Chris Foster as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Foster Served as Interim CFO, Has Played Key Role in Helping Company Achieve Financial Stability.
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PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) announced the appointment of Chris Foster as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Foster served as Vice President and Interim CFO for PG&E Corporation since September 2020 and has held various leadership roles at PG&E Corporation and its subsidiary Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 2011.
It opened the trading session at $10.96, the shares rose to $11.76 and dropped to $10.92, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for PCG points out that the company has recorded 14.82% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -44.08% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 13.41M shares, PCG reached to a volume of 30564785 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 $14.46 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 2.10. 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.
Wells Fargo have made an estimate for PG&E Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on March 04, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo raised their target price from $11 to $13. The new note on the price target was released on January 06, 2021, representing the official price target for PG&E Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $15, while Wolfe Research analysts kept a Outperform rating on PCG stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for PG&E Corporation is set at 0.39, with the Price to Sales ratio for PCG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.22. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.07, 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 -4.31. With this latest performance, PCG shares gained by 0.71% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 14.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 28.09% 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 48.73, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.53, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.29 for PG&E Corporation [PCG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.52, while it was recorded at 11.18 for the last single week of trading, and 10.67 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 +10.86 and a Gross Margin at +10.86. PG&E Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -7.06.
Return on Total Capital for PCG is now 4.21, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -2.95. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -9.98, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.30. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PG&E Corporation [PCG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 202.90. Additionally, PCG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 66.99, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 39.85. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 183.33, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 60.52.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PG&E Corporation [PCG] managed to generate an average of -$54,333 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.81 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.18.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 0.89/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.02/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -12.70%. 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 $15,729 million, or 70.90% of PCG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PCG stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 148,364,822, which is approximately 6.285% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 134,894,201 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.53 billion in PCG stocks shares; and THIRD POINT LLC, currently with $960.62 million in PCG stock with ownership of nearly 0% 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 267 institutional holders increased their position in PG&E Corporation [NYSE:PCG] by around 215,709,123 shares. Additionally, 157 investors decreased positions by around 226,892,655 shares, while 72 investors held positions by with 948,128,837 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,390,730,615 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PCG stock had 112 new institutional investments in for a total of 32,715,644 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 37,872,670 shares during the same period.