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How to buy Portland General Electric stock

Learn how to easily invest in Portland General Electric stock.

Portland General Electric Co is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Portland General Electric shares (POR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Portland General Electric employs 3,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.5 billion.

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Portland General Electric stock price (NYSE: POR)

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Portland General Electric shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$46.79
52-week range$44.18 - $55.97
50-day moving average $52.04
200-day moving average $51.34
Wall St. target price$53.30
PE ratio 18.3134
Dividend yield $1.743 (3.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.68

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Portland General Electric price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $46.79 from 2022-09-27

1 week (2022-09-21) -6.72%
1 month (2022-08-25) -12.79%
3 months (2022-06-28) -4.28%
6 months (2022-03-28) -14.83%
1 year (2021-09-28) -1.39%
2 years (2020-09-28) 31.43%
3 years (2019-09-27) 56.74
5 years (2017-09-28) 1.47%

Is Portland General Electric stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Portland General Electric's P/E ratio

Portland General Electric's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Portland General Electric shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Portland General Electric's PEG ratio

Portland General Electric's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.4568. 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 Portland General Electric's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Portland General Electric's EBITDA

Portland General Electric's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $803 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Portland General Electric's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Portland General Electric financials

Revenue TTM $2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.25%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.66%
Return on equity TTM 8.89%
Profit margin 9.73%
Book value $30.68
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Portland General Electric share dividends

66%

Dividend payout ratio: 65.61% of net profits

Recently Portland General Electric has paid out, on average, around 65.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Portland General Electric shareholders could enjoy a 3.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Portland General Electric's case, that would currently equate to about $1.743 per share.

Portland General Electric's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Portland General Electric's most recent dividend payout was on 16 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Portland General Electric share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Portland General Electric's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.183 up to $55.9698. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

POR.US volatility(beta: 0.52)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 Portland General Electric's is 0.5214. This would suggest that Portland General Electric's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Portland General Electric overview

Portland General Electric Company, an integrated electric utility company, engages in the generation, wholesale purchase, transmission, distribution, and retail sale of electricity in the state of Oregon. It operates six thermal plants, three wind farms, and seven hydroelectric facilities. As of December 31, 2021, the company owned an electric transmission system consisting of 1,274 circuit miles, including 287 circuit miles of 500 kilovolt line, 415 circuit miles of 230 kilovolt line, and 572 miles of 115 kilovolt line. It has 28,206 circuit miles of distribution lines. The company also purchases and sells wholesale natural gas in the United States and Canada. It serves approximately 917 thousand residential, commercial, and industrial customers in 51 cities. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Portland General Electric is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.495% of Portland General Electric shares are held by insiders and 102.07% by institutions.
How many people work for Portland General Electric?
Latest data suggests 3,000 work at Portland General Electric.
When does the fiscal year end for Portland General Electric?
Portland General Electric's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Portland General Electric based?
Portland General Electric's address is: 121 South West Salmon Street, Portland, OR, United States, 97204
What is Portland General Electric's ISIN number?
Portland General Electric's international securities identification number is: US7365088472
What is Portland General Electric's CUSIP number?
Portland General Electric's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 736508847

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