For FirstEnergy Corp. [FE], Analyst sees a rise to $46. What next?

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FirstEnergy Corp. [NYSE: FE] plunged by -$0.16 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $41.73 during the day while it closed the day at $41.36. The company report on December 21, 2021 that FirstEnergy Foundation Presents $10,000 “Gift of the Season” to Ravens Care in Toledo Edison’s Service Area.

Gifts are part of the FirstEnergy Foundation’s annual holiday campaign.


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The FirstEnergy Foundation presented a surprise $10,000 “Gift of the Season” to Ravens Care in Defiance, Ohio, to support programs that provide emergency assistance to families in need across Defiance County. The gift was presented to a deserving organization within the Toledo Edison service area as part of the Foundation’s annual holiday “Gifts of the Season” campaign.

FirstEnergy Corp. stock has also gained 0.68% of its value over the past 7 days. However, FE stock has inclined by 15.82% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 11.63% and lost -0.55% year-on date.

The market cap for FE stock reached $22.26 billion, with 544.00 million shares outstanding and 543.35 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.32M shares, FE reached a trading volume of 4570145 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about FirstEnergy Corp. [FE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FE shares is $43.14 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FE stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. 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.

Evercore ISI have made an estimate for FirstEnergy Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 07, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on November 02, 2021, representing the official price target for FirstEnergy Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $42, while KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts kept a Overweight rating on FE stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for FirstEnergy Corp. is set at 0.61, with the Price to Sales ratio for FE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.02. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.01, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.07.

FE stock trade performance evaluation

FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.68. With this latest performance, FE shares gained by 4.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 11.63% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 35.65% 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 FE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.18, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 62.95, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.25 for FirstEnergy Corp. [FE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 39.68, while it was recorded at 41.21 for the last single week of trading, and 37.98 for the last 200 days.

FirstEnergy Corp. [FE]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] shares currently have an operating margin of +20.04 and a Gross Margin at +29.73. FirstEnergy Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.30.

Return on Total Capital for FE is now 7.17, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.55. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.11, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.31. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 342.43. Additionally, FE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 77.40, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 55.73. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 309.44, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 69.94.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] managed to generate an average of $82,531 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.90 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.25.FirstEnergy Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] stock

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 FE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for FirstEnergy Corp. go to -6.60%.

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FirstEnergy Corp. [FE]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $18,503 million, or 87.80% of FE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 63,381,481, which is approximately 0.457% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 41,021,097 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.7 billion in FE stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.67 billion in FE stock with ownership of nearly 2.324% of the company’s market capitalization.

349 institutional holders increased their position in FirstEnergy Corp. [NYSE:FE] by around 32,913,386 shares. Additionally, 211 investors decreased positions by around 32,666,410 shares, while 130 investors held positions by with 381,795,730 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 447,375,526 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FE stock had 82 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,333,439 shares, while 48 institutional investors sold positions of 4,716,859 shares during the same period.