Market Analysts see PG&E Corporation [PCG] gaining to $12. Time to buy?

PG&E Corporation [NYSE: PCG] traded at a low on 04/19/21, posting a -3.28 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $11.20. The company report on April 20, 2021 that Supporting Our Customers: PG&E Providing More Community Resources for Public Safety Power Shutoffs This Year.

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More support available to customers before, during and after PSPS events.

As part of its ongoing efforts to keep customers and communities safe, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has added numerous resources to further support customers and communities before, during and after Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). During severe weather, PG&E may need to turn off power for public safety as high winds can cause tree branches or debris to contact energized electric lines, which could damage electrical equipment and cause a major wildfire.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 16704127 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of PG&E Corporation stands at 3.28% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.14%.

The market cap for PCG stock reached $22.79 billion, with 1.99 billion shares outstanding and 1.47 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 14.65M shares, PCG reached a trading volume of 16704127 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 2.10. 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 0.34, with the Price to Sales ratio for PCG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.23. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.06, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.24.

How has PCG stock performed recently?

PG&E Corporation [PCG] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.28. With this latest performance, PCG shares dropped by -0.88% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.57% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -1.84% 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 43.77, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.38, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.71 for PG&E Corporation [PCG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.47, while it was recorded at 11.62 for the last single week of trading, and 10.77 for the last 200 days.

PG&E Corporation [PCG]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

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.

Earnings analysis for PG&E Corporation [PCG]

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%.

Insider trade positions for PG&E Corporation [PCG]

There are presently around $15,582 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 $1.56 billion in PCG stocks shares; and THIRD POINT LLC, currently with $983.55 million in PCG stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in PG&E Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 258 institutional holders increased their position in PG&E Corporation [NYSE:PCG] by around 216,100,646 shares. Additionally, 162 investors decreased positions by around 226,676,911 shares, while 75 investors held positions by with 948,439,723 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,391,217,280 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PCG stock had 106 new institutional investments in for a total of 33,144,379 shares, while 55 institutional investors sold positions of 37,887,909 shares during the same period.

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