RBC Capital Mkts lifts PG&E Corporation [PCG] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

PG&E Corporation [NYSE: PCG] loss -2.64% or -0.26 points to close at $9.58 with a heavy trading volume of 20910696 shares. The company report on September 20, 2021 that Digital Video Series Shows Customers Simple Ways to Make Homes More Fire Resistant.

This Weekend, Spend a Little Time with a PG&E Safety Specialist as ‘7 Saturdays to a More Fire-Resistant Home’ Walks California Homeowners Through Steps to Protect Themselves and Their Property from Fires.

Before heading to the hardware store this weekend, enjoy a cup of coffee as you watch co-host, David Hawks, former CAL FIRE Chief of the Butte Unit and current PG&E Senior Public Safety Specialist in a video series, “7 Saturdays to a More Fire-Resistant Home,” that will demonstrate tangible steps that Californians can take to harden their homes against wildfires and help keep their families and communities safe.

It opened the trading session at $9.67, the shares rose to $9.77 and dropped to $9.445, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for PCG points out that the company has recorded -13.77% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -16.26% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 16.74M shares, PCG reached to a volume of 20910696 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 $14.42 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 2.00. 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.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for PG&E Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on August 16, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo raised their target price from $12 to $15.50. The new note on the price target was released on May 03, 2021, representing the official price target for PG&E Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $12, while Wells Fargo analysts kept a Equal Weight rating on PCG stock. On January 06, 2021, analysts increased their price target for PCG shares from 11 to 13.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PG&E Corporation is set at 0.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for PCG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.96. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.88, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.16.

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 -2.54. With this latest performance, PCG shares gained by 7.28% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -13.77% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -1.34% 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 53.88, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.47, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.51 for PG&E Corporation [PCG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.27, while it was recorded at 9.75 for the last single week of trading, and 10.78 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 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

PG&E Corporation [PCG]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 $14,072 million, or 74.90% of PCG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PCG stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 148,492,273, which is approximately -6.988% of the company’s market cap and around 24.11% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 139,474,156 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.34 billion in PCG stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.01 billion in PCG stock with ownership of nearly 25.798% 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 July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 206 institutional holders increased their position in PG&E Corporation [NYSE:PCG] by around 182,175,015 shares. Additionally, 181 investors decreased positions by around 123,079,358 shares, while 102 investors held positions by with 1,163,651,182 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,468,905,555 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PCG stock had 50 new institutional investments in for a total of 20,178,114 shares, while 65 institutional investors sold positions of 37,548,388 shares during the same period.

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