FirstEnergy Corp. [NYSE: FE] shares went lower by -0.05% from its previous closing of $46.74, now trading at the price of $46.72, also adding -0.02 points. Is FE stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.06 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of FE shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 539.03M float and a +0.26% run over in the last seven days. FE share price has been hovering between $49.07 and $35.33 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

FirstEnergy Corp. [NYSE:FE]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 35.33 to 49.07. This is compared to its latest closing price of $46.74.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Tue 18 Feb (In 95 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of FirstEnergy Corp. [FE]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] sitting at +22.21 and its Gross Margin at +31.03, this company’s Net Margin is now 10.30%. 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 9.48, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 7.20%. Its Return on Equity is 19.03, and its Return on Assets is 2.48. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates FE financial performance.

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Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 286.23. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 74.11, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 48.68. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 2.23, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 263.25.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 12.66 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.58. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 4.00, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.52. FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.85, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 14.03 and P/E Ratio of 22.12. 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, FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] earns $901,313 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 7.12 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.27. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.46 and its Current Ratio is 0.52. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] has 541.82M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $25.32B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 35.33 to 49.07. At its current price, it has moved down by -4.80% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 32.22% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.19, which indicates that it is 1.15% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 41.70. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is FirstEnergy Corp. [FE] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of FirstEnergy Corp. [FE], 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.