News coverage about PG&E (NYSE:PCG) has trended neutral recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. PG&E earned a news impact score of 0.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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NYSE PCG traded down $7.88 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $39.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 23,574,811 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,400,811. The firm has a market cap of $25.31 billion, a PE ratio of 10.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.66 and a beta of -0.09. PG&E has a 52 week low of $37.30 and a 52 week high of $57.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.60.

PG&E (NYSE:PCG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 5th. The utilities provider reported $1.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.14 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $4.38 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.77 billion. PG&E had a net margin of 0.89% and a return on equity of 10.17%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.12 EPS. As a group, research analysts anticipate that PG&E will post 3.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

PCG has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded shares of PG&E from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of PG&E from $63.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of PG&E from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from $50.00 to $52.00 in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. Argus upgraded shares of PG&E from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. Finally, Bank of America restated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of PG&E in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.05.

In related news, COO Nickolas Stavropoulos sold 1,161 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.79, for a total value of $52,001.19. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 78,223 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,503,608.17. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.15% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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PG&E Company Profile

PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, engages in the sale and delivery of electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers in northern and central California, the United States. The company's electricity distribution network consists of approximately 107,200 circuit miles of distribution lines, 59 transmission switching substations, and 605 distribution substations; and electricity transmission network comprises approximately 19,200 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines and 92 electric transmission substations.

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