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WEC Energy Group, Inc. [NYSE: WEC] shares went higher by 1.03% from its previous closing of $85.47, now trading at the price of $86.35, also adding 0.88 points. Is WEC stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.45 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of WEC shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a float and a +1.24% run over in the last seven days. WEC share price has been hovering between $86.42 and $63.27 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

WEC Energy Group, Inc. [NYSE:WEC]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders frequently stay up to date regarding what leading market analysts think about a possible stock buy. As it relates to WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC], the latest mean analyst recommendation that’s publicly available is from the fiscal three-month period ending in December. On average, stock market experts give WEC an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 63.27 to 86.42. This is compared to its latest closing price of $85.47.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] is sitting at 2.86. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.79.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] generated $2.38 billion in sales. That’s 1.33% higher than the average estimate of $2.35 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Tue 30 Jul (In 15 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] sitting at +18.57 and its Gross Margin at +21.14, this company’s Net Margin is now 14.00%. These measurements indicate that WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 6.77, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 6.00%. Its Return on Equity is 10.98, and its Return on Assets is 3.15. These metrics suggest that this WEC Energy Group, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 120.16. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 54.58, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 34.26. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 102.10, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 46.23. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 16.96 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.19. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 4.96, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.35. WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.23, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 8.98 and P/E Ratio of 25.03. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] earns $974,803 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.84 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.23. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.51 and its Current Ratio is 0.67. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] has 315.47M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $27.24B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 63.27 to 86.42. At its current price, it has moved down by -0.08% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 36.48% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 65.92. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of WEC Energy Group, Inc. [WEC], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.