Digging Up the Facts on FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) is an interesting player in the Utilities space, with a focus on Electric Utilities. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $33.32, up from yesterday’s close by 1.06%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) currently trades with a market capitalization of $15.82 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 4.24 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$585 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.51 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.45% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how FE has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, FirstEnergy Corp. recorded a 52-week high of $35.56. It is now trading 2.24% off that level. The stock is trading $34.00 its 50-day moving average by 0.68%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $28.72.

In recent action, FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) has made a move of -1.27% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.00% with $474.76 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of FE.

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