Sempra Energy stock: buy or sell

SRE stock price: $138.60 -0.90% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 22nd, 2021

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Sempra Energy stock brief

  • Sempra Energy closed on Wednesday at $138.60 after scarcely moving a -0.90% breaking a streak of 6 sessions in positive.
  • Morgan Stanley posted a hold rating for Sempra Energy on Tuesday, targeting $152.00
  • Sempra Energy operates as an energy-services holding company in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy Sempra Energy stock?

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Is $SRE stock a buy?

Currently, Sempra Energy stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean $SRE will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Sempra Energy stock?

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As a golden rule, you must never hold an operation that yields greater losses than those expected upon purchase. The timing to sell your stock must always be dictated by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Sempra Energy stock?

In the current situation of Sempra Energy there is not any eligible sell setup, so Sempra Energy stock holders with operations in green can keep their positions

Sempra Energy ratings

In the last month, 6 brokerage ratings were published for Sempra Energy

Sempra Energy analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Mar 25th, 2021
Morgan Stanley
Apr 6th, 2021
BMO Capital Markets
Apr 7th, 2021
Seaport Global Securities Strong buyNeutral
Apr 13th, 2021
Seaport Global Securities Strong buyNeutral
Apr 19th, 2021
Mizuho NeutralStrong buy
Apr 20th, 2021
Morgan Stanley

Sempra Energy stock analysis

In mid-March, the price broke out above the previous top at $126.53 on the downtrend started in November 2020. Since then, the price action resulted in a 9.54% profit.

SMAs overview

SRE stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $140.74 (1.54% above)
  • R2: $141.14 (1.83% above)
  • R3: $141.24 (1.90% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $137.45 (-0.83% below)
  • S2: $136.74 (-1.34% below)
  • S3: $136.16 (-1.76% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band on Tuesday, the price dropped by 1.08%. The price is trading very close to the upper Bollinger band, indicating some level of overbought in recent sessions. This is not a sell signal, as price can move in these levels for many days and weeks

    SRE stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    After breaking out the overbought zone yesterday, dropped back below with a value of 69.98. This is a weak signal for the stock and it must tip us off of weakness in the price action

    SRE stock RSI chart

    Sempra Energy stock price history

    Sempra Energy IPO was on Jun 29th, 1998 priced at $12.19 per share1. Since then, SRE stock has risen by 1,037.00%, with an average of 47.14% per year. If you had invested thousand dollars in Sempra Energy stock on Jun 1998, it would have a value of $11,369.98 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    SRE stock price history chart

    Price target for Sempra Energy stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. However, many stock price predictions are posted every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    The following table shows the price predictions posted by analysts in the last 30 days. Again, these targets are not direct recommendations for small traders and must not be trusted blindly.

    The average price target for Sempra Energy stock calculated from the table below is $147.25. Sempra Energy closed at $138.60 on Wednesday, that is a 5.87% than the target price.

    Sempra Energy stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Mar 25th, 2021
    Morgan Stanley $144.00$142.00
    Apr 6th, 2021
    BMO Capital Markets $142.00$147.00
    Apr 7th, 2021
    Seaport Global Securities Not available
    Apr 13th, 2021
    Seaport Global Securities Not available
    Apr 19th, 2021
    Mizuho $129.00$148.00
    Apr 20th, 2021
    Morgan Stanley $142.00$152.00

    Earnings and financials

    Sempra Energy ($SRE) came out with earnings of $1.90 per share last February, strongly upping the Wall St consensus estimate of $1.56 per share. This Q4 report means an earnings surprise of 21.79%. Predicted revenue for Q4 was $3.4 billion but Sempra Energy slightly missed by 5.63%, posting $3.2 billion.

    This compares to Earnings of $1.55 per share a year ago, so reported EPS means an increase of 22.58%. Turnover grew a 7.75% on an annualized basis in the , from $29.4B to $31.7B last quarter.

    Sempra Energy ($SRE) is hosting the quarterly earnings call next Monday. Expected for this quarter is $2.58, compared to $1.90 that was reported for Q4.

    Sempra Energy performance

    SRE performance compared
    Company1m3m6m
    Sempra Energy ($SRE) 9.20% 14.50% 9.20%

    Important:
    The opinions expressed in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this text does not have any knowledge of the individual positions of the reader, his or her finances or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Opinions are posted for education purposes only

    Sempra Energy summary

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Open$139.84
    Close$138.6
    Day range$137.88 - $140.3
    Previous close$139.86
    Session gain-0.90%
    Average true range$2.54
    50d mov avg$127.45
    100d mov avg$125.86
    200d mov avg$124.25
    Earnings dateMay 3rd, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Sempra Energy stock symbol?

    Sempra Energy is a public company trading in the US stock market with the SRE symbol

    Is Sempra Energy stock a buy or sell?

    Sempra Energy received 6 ratings in the last 30 days: 1 bullish, 0 bearish and 2 neutral.

    Will SRE go up?

    Sempra Energy had different price predictions posted by analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $147.25. That is a 6.24% than the last price ($138.60).