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How to buy Portland General Electric Company stock | $47.94

Learn how to easily invest in Portland General Electric Company stock.

Portland General Electric Company is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Portland General Electric Company shares (POR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Portland General Electric Company employs 3,639 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Portland General Electric Company stock price (NYSE: POR)

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Portland General Electric Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-29.
Latest market close$47.94
52-week range$32.28 - $51.13
50-day moving average $47.67
200-day moving average $46.71
Wall St. target price$51.45
PE ratio 26.1297
Dividend yield $1.607 (3.27%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.88

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Portland General Electric Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $47.94 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) 2.99%
3 months (2021-04-30) -5.74%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Portland General Electric Company under- or over-valued?

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

Portland General Electric Company's P/E ratio

Portland General Electric Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Portland General Electric Company shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Portland General Electric Company's PEG ratio

Portland General Electric Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.773. 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 Company'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 Company's EBITDA

Portland General Electric Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $713 million.

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

Portland General Electric Company financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.1%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.88%
Return on equity TTM 6.4%
Profit margin 7.8%
Book value $29.86
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Portland General Electric Company shares

There are currently 1.1 million Portland General Electric Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Portland General Electric Company's "short interest". This figure is 6.5% up from 1.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Portland General Electric Company shares can be evaluated.

Portland General Electric Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Portland General Electric Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Portland General Electric Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Portland General Electric Company shares traded daily (recently around 562423.68421053). Portland General Electric Company's SIR currently stands at 1.9. In other words for every 100,000 Portland General Electric Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1900 shares are currently held short.

However Portland General Electric Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Portland General Electric Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Portland General Electric Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Portland General Electric Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Portland General Electric Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.012% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Portland General Electric Company shares, roughly 12 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 Portland General Electric Company.

Find out more about how you can short Portland General Electric Company stock.

Portland General Electric Company share dividends

57%

Dividend payout ratio: 56.79% of net profits

Recently Portland General Electric Company has paid out, on average, around 56.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.5% 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 Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Portland General Electric Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.607 per share.

Portland General Electric Company'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 Company's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Portland General Electric Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Portland General Electric Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.2753 up to $51.1301. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

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 Company's is 0.3651. This would suggest that Portland General Electric Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Portland General Electric Company 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. The company operates six thermal plants; seven hydroelectric plants; and three wind farms. As of December 31, 2020, it owned an electric transmission system consisting of 1,269 circuit miles, including 287 circuit miles of 500 kilovolt line, 414 circuit miles of 230 kilovolt line, and 568 miles of 115 kilovolt line. The company has 27,939 circuit miles of distribution lines. It also purchases and sells wholesale natural gas in the United States and Canada. The company serves approximately 908 thousand residential, commercial, and industrial customers in 51 cities. Portland General Electric Company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Portland General Electric Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.527% of Portland General Electric Company shares are held by insiders and 97.555% by institutions.
How many people work for Portland General Electric Company?
Latest data suggests 3,639 work at Portland General Electric Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Portland General Electric Company?
Portland General Electric Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Portland General Electric Company based?
Portland General Electric Company's address is: 121 South West Salmon Street, Portland, OR, United States, 97204
What is Portland General Electric Company's ISIN number?
Portland General Electric Company's international securities identification number is: US7365088472
What is Portland General Electric Company's CUSIP number?
Portland General Electric Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 736508847

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