FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE)’s traded shares stood at 1.78 million during the latest session, with the company’s beta value hitting 0.23. At the last check today, the stock’s price was $37.02, to imply a decrease of -0.78% or -$0.29 in intraday trading. The FE share’s 52-week high remains $39.94, putting it -7.89% down since that peak but still an impressive 29.31% since price per share fell to its 52-week low of $26.17. The company has a valuation of $20.67B, with an average of 2.8 million shares in intraday trading volume over the past 10 days and average of 3.14 million shares over the past 3 months.
Analysts have given a consensus recommendation of an Overweight for FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), translating to a mean rating of 2.40. Of 17 analyst(s) looking at the stock, 1 analyst(s) give FE a Sell rating. 2 of those analysts rate the stock as Overweight while 6 advise Hold as 8 recommend it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) have given it an Underweight rating. Estimates put the company’s current-quarter earnings per share at $0.8.
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) trade information
After registering a -0.78% downside in the latest session, FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) has traded red over the past five days. The stock hit a weekly high of 38.02 this Thursday, 09/16/21, dropping -0.78% in its intraday price action. The 5-day price performance for the stock is -2.76%, and -3.47% over 30 days. With these gigs, the year-to-date price performance is 21.89%. Short interest in FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) saw shorts transact 18.83 million shares and set a 6.24 days time to cover.
Analysts on Wall Street suggest a consensus price target of $43.36, implying an increase of 14.62% to the stock’s recent value. The extremes give us $40.00 and $55.00 for target low and target high price respectively. As such, FE has been trading -48.57% off suggested target high and -8.05% from its likely low.
FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) estimates and forecasts
Looking at statistics comparing FirstEnergy Corp. share performance against respective industry, we note that the company has outperformed competitors. FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) shares are 7.74% up over the last 6 months, with its year-to-date growth rate higher than industry average at 6.69% against 5.20%. Revenue is forecast to shrink -4.80% this quarter before jumping 43.80% for the next one. The rating firms project that company’s revenue will grow 5.30% compared to the previous financial year.
Revenue forecast for the current quarter as set by 4 analysts is $3.13 billion. Meanwhile, for the quarter ending Dec 2021, a total of 4 analyst(s) estimate revenue growth to $2.83 billion.Earnings reports from the last fiscal year show that sales brought in $2.94 billion and $2.54 billion respectively in the corresponding quarters. In this case, analysts estimate current quarter sales to rise 6.20% before jumping 11.50% in the following quarter.
An assessment of the company’s 5-year growth patterns shows that annual earnings grew an estimated 6.30% for the past 5-year period. While 2021 is set for a 11.20% return in earnings, projections for the next 5 years are at -1.84% annually.
FirstEnergy Corp. has its next earnings report out between November 01 and November 05. However, it is important to take into account that this dividend yield ratio is just an indicator to only serve the purpose of guidance. Investors interested to invest in the stock should ponder company’s other fundamental and operations related aspects too. FirstEnergy Corp. has a forward dividend ratio of 1.56, with the share yield ticking at 4.18% to continue the rising pattern observed over the past year. The company’s average dividend yield trailing the past 5-year period is 4.19%.
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE)’s Major holders
FirstEnergy Corp. insiders hold 0.20% of total outstanding shares, with institutional holders owning 83.56% of the shares at 83.73% float percentage. In total, 83.56% institutions holds shares in the company, led by Vanguard Group, Inc. (The). As of Mar 30, 2021, the company held over 62.9 million shares (or 11.56% of shares), all amounting to roughly $2.18 billion.
The next major institution holding the largest number of shares is Blackrock Inc. with 42.25 million shares, or about 7.77% of shares outstanding. As of the market price on Mar 30, 2021, these shares were worth $1.47 billion.
We also have Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund as the top two Mutual Funds with the largest holdings of the FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) shares. Going by data provided on Mar 30, 2021, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund holds roughly 15.33 million shares. This is just over 2.82% of the total shares, with a market valuation of $531.84 million. Data from the same date shows that the other fund manager holds a little less at 12.19 million, or 2.24% of the shares, all valued at about 423.01 million.