POR stock: buy or sell?
October 18th, 2019
Portland General Electric Company, an integrated electric utility company, engages in the generation, wholesale purchase, transmission, distribution, and retail sale of electricity in the state of Oregon.
Should I buy POR stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that fits your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Portland General Electric stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Portland General Electric stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we collected 3 ratings published for POR stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
POR stock analysis
Shares of Portland General Electric appreciated a slightly fine 0.96% and closed at $57.03.
Shares of Portland General Electric closed on October 18th at $57.03 and appreciated a slightly fine 0.96%. On Wednesday POR price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On September, POR hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $57.81 recorded on September. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
Portland General Electric shares gained 1.13% this week, ending at $57.03.
Portland General Electric stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last all-time high Portland General Electric marked early September. Since late January when POR stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $12.14 (27.04%).
POR stock price history
POR IPO was on March 31st, 2006 at $20.42 per share1. Since then, POR stock surged a 179.30%, with a yearly average of 13.80%. If you had invested $1,000 in POR stock in 2006, it would worth $1,793.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
POR stock historical price chart
POR stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $58.03.
POR stock price target is $53.00Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' POR stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We have 3 price predictions for POR stock published in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince last February, when Portland General Electric presented its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a lame movement of -0.90% to $1,991.00 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in line, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) grew a 1.34% to 10.65%.
|2013||$1,810 M||-||$105 M5.8%||-|
|2014||$1,900 M||4.97%||$175 M9.2%||66.67%|
|2015||$1,898 M||-0.11%||$172 M9.1%||-1.71%|
|2016||$1,923 M||1.32%||$193 M10.0%||12.21%|
|2017||$2,009 M||4.47%||$187 M9.3%||-3.11%|
|2018||$1,991 M||-0.90%||$212 M10.6%||13.37%|
Quarterly financial resultsPortland General Electric reported $524.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -0.19% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $49.00 M with a profit margin of 9.35%. Profit margin remained constant a -0.74% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 10.10%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Portland General Electric sales marked a tiny growth and gained a 1.75%.
|2017-Q2||$449 M||-||$32 M7.1%||-|
|2017-Q3||$515 M||14.70%||$40 M7.8%||25.00%|
|2017-Q4||$515 M||0.00%||$42 M8.2%||5.00%|
|2018-Q1||$493 M||-4.27%||$64 M13.0%||52.38%|
|2018-Q2||$449 M||-8.92%||$46 M10.2%||-28.13%|
|2018-Q3||$525 M||16.93%||$53 M10.1%||15.22%|
|2018-Q4||$524 M||-0.19%||$49 M9.4%||-7.55%|
|2019-Q1||$573 M||9.35%||$73 M12.7%||48.98%|
Portland General Electric ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Portland General Electric shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.67% of all shares.
Bearish positions for POR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$5.1 B||$3.2 B||$25.3 B||$4.9 B||$5.5 B|
|Total shares||89.4 M||66.1 M||358.1 M||109.0 M||50.4 M|
|Float shares||88.8 M||65.5 M||325.4 M||107.7 M||50.1 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||98.6%||78.1%||89.5%||53.5%||78.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.7%||1.0%||0.1%||1.0%||0.6%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, October 18th, 2019|
|Day range||$56.24 - $57.17|
|Average true range||$0.76|
|50d mov avg||$56.01|
|100d mov avg||$55.15|
|200d mov avg||$52.25|
Portland General Electric performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Portland General Electric, the comparison is made against Avista, , Hawaiian Electric Industries, IDACORP, Pacific Gas & Electric, , Pinnacle West Capital, PPL and Xcel Energy.
|PORPortland General ...||5.14%||15.05%||25.15%|
|PCGPacific Gas & Ele...||-56.38%||-63.05%||-84.11%|
|PNWPinnacle West Cap...||1.15%||1.43%||14.01%|