Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) went up by 1.88% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $161.87. The company’s stock price has collected 3.37% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 09/19/20 that It’s time for income-seeking investors to take a fresh look at these 28 utility stocks
Is It Worth Investing in Sempra Energy (NYSE :SRE) Right Now?
Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 17.10 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for SRE is at 0.71. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 11 analysts out of 18 who provided ratings for Sempra Energy declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
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The average price from analysts is $143.81, which is $25.08 above the current price. SRE currently public float of 288.91M and currently shorts hold a 1.78% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of SRE was 1.49M shares.
SRE’s Market Performance
SRE stocks went up by 3.37% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.28% and a quarterly performance of -2.46%, while its annual performance rate touched -18.98%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.48% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.64% for Sempra Energy. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.60% for SRE stocks with a simple moving average of -9.33% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of SRE
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SRE stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for SRE by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for SRE in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $145 based on the research report published on August 17th of the current year 2020.
KeyBanc Capital Markets, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SRE reach a price target of $141. The rating they have provided for SRE stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on July 21st, 2020.
Seaport Global Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to SRE, setting the target price at $142 in the report published on June 15th of the current year.
SRE Trading at -4.42% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought SRE to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -26.88% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.64%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.48%, as shares sank -3.18% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.52% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, SRE rose by +3.37%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -20.45% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $118.88. In addition, Sempra Energy saw -21.86% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at SRE starting from Walker Cynthia Lynn, who purchase 1,000 shares at the price of $117.70 back on Sep 08. After this action, Walker Cynthia Lynn now owns 4,636 shares of Sempra Energy, valued at $117,700 using the latest closing price.
Walker Cynthia Lynn, the Director of Sempra Energy, purchase 2,000 shares at $125.46 during a trade that took place back on Aug 25, which means that Walker Cynthia Lynn is holding 3,636 shares at $250,920 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for SRE
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +25.39 for the present operating margin
- +29.98 for the gross margin
The net margin for Sempra Energy stands at +16.98. The total capital return value is set at 5.92, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.59. Equity return is now at value 23.50, with 6.40 for asset returns.
Based on Sempra Energy (SRE), the company’s capital structure generated 131.90 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 56.88. Total debt to assets is 40.07, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 120.14. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 45.89.
Currently, EBITDA for the company is 1.06B with total debt to EBITDA at 5.98. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 6.76, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.36. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.66 and the total asset turnover is 0.17. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.36.