Portland General Electric Company [NYSE: POR] opened at $54.49 and closed at $54.52 a share within trading session on 15/07/2019. That means that the stock gained by 0.55% compared to the closing price from a day before, when the stock touched $54.82.

Between the start and the closing of the latest trading session, Portland General Electric Company [NYSE: POR] had 1.43 million shares being bought and sold. In the last three months, average trading volumes hovered around 466.35K shares. During the last week, volatility in the share price was set at N/A, which placed the metric for the last 30 days at N/A. The price of the stock additionally went down to $42.97 during that period and POR managed to take a rebound to $55.98 in the last 52 weeks.

Portland General Electric Company [NYSE:POR]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders oftentimes pay a lot of attention to what top analysts say regarding a potential investment. Regarding Portland General Electric Company [POR], the latest average analyst recommendation we can see is from the quarter closing in December. On average, stock market experts give POR an Underperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 42.97 to 55.98. This is compared to its latest closing price of $54.52.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Portland General Electric Company [POR] is sitting at 3.60. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.60.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Portland General Electric Company [POR] generated $0.57 billion in sales. That’s 10.08% higher than the average estimate of $0.52 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that the company is performing better than market experts expected, boosting its appeal as a solid investment.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Fri 2 Aug (In 17 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Portland General Electric Company [POR]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Portland General Electric Company [POR] sitting at +12.93 and its Gross Margin at +33.45, this company’s Net Margin is now 10.70%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 5.08, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 6.60%. Its Return on Equity is 8.61, and its Return on Assets is 2.58. These metrics suggest that this Portland General Electric Company 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, Portland General Electric Company [POR] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 100.84. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 50.21, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 30.20. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 88.79, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 44.21. 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 11.52 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 3.99. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.62, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.39. Portland General Electric Company [POR] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.63, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 6.50 and P/E Ratio of 22.21. 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, Portland General Electric Company [POR] earns $656,892 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 6.92 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.24. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.71 and its Current Ratio is 0.81. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Portland General Electric Company [POR] has 89.73M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $4.92B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 42.97 to 55.98. At its current price, it has moved down by -2.07% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 27.58% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 51.42. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Portland General Electric Company [POR] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Portland General Electric Company [POR], 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.