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FirstEnergy [NYSE:FE] share price, stock quote Analysis

What has the stock performance of FirstEnergy been like?
stock quote price chart

FirstEnergy's (NYSE:FE) stock is 23.0% higher in the past 12 months and has outperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.9% higher in the same timeframe. This means a 19.1% greater return over the period which puts the stock as an outperformer vs other US TECH companies.


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Analyst RatingS

What are analyst ratings for FirstEnergy?
Analyst Ratings
Analyst Ratings Change
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From 17 analysts that cover FirstEnergy's stock, the average rating is 3.4. This is a weighted average of 1 strong buys, 5 buys, 11 holds. This is 0.6 lower than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 1/5.


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Insider Trades

What has FirstEnergy's insider trading been over the past year?
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FirstEnergy insider's have net been buying stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net buying. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 86.3% lower than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's FirstEnergy's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of 3/5.


What is the ownership of FirstEnergy stock?
ownership chart

For FirstEnergy, currently 0.0% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 95.8% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 4.2% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 5/5.

Short Interest

What is the short interest for FirstEnergy stock?
short interest chart

As of 31 July 2019, the short interest for FirstEnergy has been 5.42% of the shares outstanding which is 287 billion shares. This is less than 1 month ago which had 5.69% of the shares outstanding which is 302 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 2/5.


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Revenue & Earnings

What has FirstEnergy's revenue history been by year?
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FirstEnergy's revenue in the last 12 months ending 30 June 2019 is $10Bn. FirstEnergy's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.

Free Cash Flow Yield Growth

What is FirstEnergy's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield chart

FirstEnergy's free cash flow yield is -6.5% and has shrunk from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for FirstEnergy 1 year ago was 6.3% and 3 years ago it was 3.9%.

Dividend History & yield

What has FirstEnergy's dividend payments been historically?
Dividend ($)
Dividend Yield (%)
dividend chart

FirstEnergy pays dividends every 3 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily increasing over the past 4 years from $0.36 (dividend yield of 1.26%) to $0.38 today (yield of 0.88%).


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PE Ratio

What is FirstEnergy's PE ratio?
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FirstEnergy's PE ratio is 96.7x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $44.68. FirstEnergy's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 100% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 5/5.

PEG Ratio

What is FirstEnergy's PEG ratio?
peg ratio

FirstEnergy's PEG ratio is 22.5x. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 96.7x and their last 12 months growth rate of 0.043%. This is more attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is 5/5.

Share Price / Book (PB Ratio)

What is FirstEnergy's PB ratio?
PB ratio

The PB ratio for FirstEnergy is 3.3x. This is more expensive than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 2.3x. The tea-score is 5/5.

Free Cash Flow Yield

What is FirstEnergy's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield

FirstEnergy's free cash flow yield is -6.5% which is ranked 2.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of $-405M (as reported for the 12 months ending 30 June 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $23Bn. The average free cash flow yield across FirstEnergy's comps is 8.1%.

Return On Investment (ROI)

What is FirstEnergy's return on investment (ROI)?
return on investment

FirstEnergy's return on investment is 16.4%. This is less profitable than its competitors.


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Assets vs Liabilities

What is FirstEnergy's current ratio (assets vs liabilities)?
assets vs liabilities

FirstEnergy's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 0.6x. This more attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.

Debt vs Equity

What is FirstEnergy's debt vs shareholder equity?
debt vs equity

FirstEnergy's debt to shareholder equity is 287.7%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.

Dividend Payout Ratio

What is FirstEnergy's dividend payout ratio?
dividend payout ratio

FirstEnergy's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at 3860.3%. This is in quintile 1 when measured against their comps.


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What is the overall ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) rating for FirstEnergy?

FirstEnergy's has a poor overall ESG rating of 59/100. Their competitors have a score between 41 and 90 with the average at 66.

ESG Environmental

What the latest (ESG) environmental responsibility score for FirstEnergy vs their competitors?
ESG environmental
We can see here what the environmental consciousness of FirstEnergy is relative to other similar companies.

ESG Social

What the present (ESG) social responsibility score for FirstEnergy vs their peers?
ESG social
We can get a sense of what the social responsbility of FirstEnergy is when compared to other rival companies.

ESG Corporate Governance

What the current (ESG) corporate governance score for FirstEnergy vs their challengers?
ESG corporate governance
With this number we can understand what the corporate governance of FirstEnergy is when compared to it's peers.



What is the company description of FirstEnergy?
FirstEnergy Corp., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments. It owns and operates coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, natural gas, wind, and solar power generating facilities. The company also provides energy-related products and services to retail and wholesale customers.

FirstEnergy [NYSE:FE] Additional Q&A

Questions & Answers

What is the 52 week high for FirstEnergy stock quote?

FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) hit a new 52-week high on 16 August 2019 at a price of $44.68 with 4,644,300 shares traded that day. This is 0.0% the same as than its current price of $44.68 and 28.0% higher than the 52-week low of $34.9 on 26 September 2018. Average daily volume traded has been 3 million shares over the past 3 months.

What is the highest price FirstEnergy stock has ever been?

The all-time highs for FirstEnergy stock were reached on 16 August 2019, 3 days ago at a price of $44.68. This equates to a market capitalisation of $23Bn. The highest price reached is 0.0% higher than the current price of $44.68 with a current market cap of $23Bn.

What is the beta of FirstEnergy stock?

FirstEnergy stock moves 0.3x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.

What is the volatility of FirstEnergy (FE) stock?

FirstEnergy's stock has an annual volatility of 17.3% which is more volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 16.3% which has made it a less safe stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.

What have FirstEnergy's share buybacks been over the past year?

FirstEnergy is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 23.0% higher which is an outperformance of 19.1% vs the overall market. FirstEnergy still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.

Who owns the most FirstEnergy stock?

Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in FirstEnergy with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of FirstEnergy. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 18.8% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.

When did FirstEnergy beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?

In the past 4 quarters FirstEnergy has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.

When is FirstEnergy's next earnings date and what are the expectations?

FirstEnergy is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.

What is FirstEnergy's upcoming earnings report expectations?

The earnings expectations for FirstEnergy's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.

What is FirstEnergy's earnings per share (EPS)?

FirstEnergy's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82

What is FirstEnergy's dividend growth rate?

FirstEnergy's dividends have grown at 5.56% in the past year and an average growth of 1.39% over the past 4 years. This is lower then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1

What is FirstEnergy's dividend yield?

FirstEnergy's current dividend yield is 0.88%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.38 (the last payment which was on 06 August 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $44.68.

What is FirstEnergy's previous and next dividend date?

FirstEnergy's most recent dividend date was 06 August 2019 when the company paid $0.38 and the next dividend date is 06 November 2019 with an expected payment of $0.38.

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