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How to buy PG-and-E Corporation stock | $11.54

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PG&E Corporation is an utilities—regulated electric business based in the US. PG-and-E Corporation shares (PCG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PG-and-E Corporation employs 23,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$18.5 billion.

How to buy shares in PG-and-E Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for PG-and-E Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PCG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until PG-and-E Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$11.54, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of PG-and-E Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PG-and-E Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

PG-and-E Corporation share price

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PG-and-E Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market close USD$11.54
52-week range USD$6.25 - USD$18.095
50-day moving average USD$10.855
200-day moving average USD$10.1446
Wall St. target price USD$13.96
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-16.69

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Is it a good time to buy PG-and-E Corporation stock?

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PG-and-E Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.54 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -8.70%
1 month (2020-11-06) 13.69%
3 months (2020-09-04) 25.57%
6 months (2020-06-05) -7.83%
1 year (2019-12-05) 18.00%
2 years (2018-12-04) -56.86%
3 years (2017-12-05) -78.47%
5 years (2015-12-04) -78.28%

Is PG-and-E Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing PG-and-E Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PG-and-E Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

PG-and-E Corporation's PEG ratio

PG-and-E Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.592. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PG-and-E Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PG-and-E Corporation's EBITDA

PG-and-E Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$5.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a PG-and-E Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

PG-and-E Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$18.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.7%
Return on equity TTM -34.17%
Profit margin -27.81%
Book value $10.487
Market capitalisation USD$25.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PG-and-E Corporation shares

There are currently 67.7 million PG-and-E Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as PG-and-E Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 19.8% down from 84.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PG-and-E Corporation shares can be evaluated.

PG-and-E Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PG-and-E Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PG-and-E Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PG-and-E Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 14.0 million). PG-and-E Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.83. In other words for every 100,000 PG-and-E Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4830 shares are currently held short.

However PG-and-E Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PG-and-E Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable PG-and-E Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PG-and-E Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PG-and-E Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0347% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PG-and-E Corporation shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against PG-and-E Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short PG-and-E Corporation stock.

PG-and-E Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PG-and-E Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

PG-and-E Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 46.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PG-and-E Corporation's overall score of 46.8 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 92nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PG-and-E Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

PG-and-E Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.8/100

PG-and-E Corporation's environmental score of 8.8 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PG-and-E Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PG-and-E Corporation's social score

Social score: 28.37/100

PG-and-E Corporation's social score of 28.37 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PG-and-E Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

PG-and-E Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 12.13/100

PG-and-E Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PG-and-E Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PG-and-E Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 5/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PG-and-E Corporation scored a 5 out of 5 for controversy – the lowest score possible, reflecting that PG-and-E Corporation's public profile has been damaged by multiple incidents.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PG&E Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 46.8
Total ESG percentile 92.28
Environmental score 8.8
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 28.37
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 12.13
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 5

PG-and-E Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting PG-and-E Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have PG-and-E Corporation's shares ever split?

PG-and-E Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 July 1983. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PG-and-E Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PG-and-E Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted PG-and-E Corporation's share price.

PG-and-E Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PG-and-E Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.25 up to $18.095. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PCG.US volatility(beta: 1.11)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while PG-and-E Corporation's is 1.1094. This would suggest that PG-and-E Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PG-and-E Corporation overview

PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, engages in the sale and delivery of electricity and natural gas to customers in northern and central California, the United States. It generates electricity using nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil fuel-fired, fuel cell, and photovoltaic sources. As of December 31, 2019, the company owns and operates approximately 18,000 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines, 33 electric transmission substations, approximately 107,000 circuit miles of distribution lines, 68 transmission switching substations, and 760 distribution substations; and natural gas transmission, storage, and distribution system consisting of approximately 43,300 miles of distribution pipelines, approximately 6,300 miles of backbone and local transmission pipelines, and various storage facilities. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers, as well as natural gas-fired electric generation facilities. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. On January 29, 2019, PG&E Corporation filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

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