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MA: $34.27
$35.56
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$22.85
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$46.36
Volume2.00 million shs
Average Volume4.64 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.13 billion
P/E Ratio26.04
Dividend Yield4.49%
Beta0.2

Competitors

FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) Vs. NEE, DUK, SO, ES, EIX, and PPL

Should you be buying FE stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "electric utilities" are considered alternatives and competitors to FirstEnergy, including NextEra Energy (NEE), Duke Energy (DUK), The Southern (SO), Eversource Energy (ES), Edison International (EIX), and PPL (PPL).

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares NextEra Energy and FirstEnergy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
NextEra Energy21.44%10.79%3.68%
FirstEnergy6.64%20.15%3.34%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for NextEra Energy and FirstEnergy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
NextEra Energy031102.79
FirstEnergy16602.38

NextEra Energy presently has a consensus price target of $78.4333, indicating a potential downside of 0.88%. FirstEnergy has a consensus price target of $39.5833, indicating a potential upside of 12.58%. Given FirstEnergy's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe FirstEnergy is more favorable than NextEra Energy.

Dividends

NextEra Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. FirstEnergy pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. NextEra Energy pays out 73.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FirstEnergy pays out 60.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. NextEra Energy has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and FirstEnergy has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. FirstEnergy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.2% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of FirstEnergy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of NextEra Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of FirstEnergy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NextEra Energy and FirstEnergy's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NextEra Energy$19.20 billion8.08$3.77 billion$2.0937.86
FirstEnergy$11.04 billion1.73$912 million$2.5813.63

NextEra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NextEra Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

NextEra Energy has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstEnergy has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

NextEra Energy beats FirstEnergy on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) and FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.5% of Duke Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of FirstEnergy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Duke Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of FirstEnergy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Duke Energy and FirstEnergy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Duke Energy8.68%8.28%2.35%
FirstEnergy6.64%20.15%3.34%

Dividends

Duke Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. FirstEnergy pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Duke Energy pays out 76.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. FirstEnergy pays out 60.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Duke Energy has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years and FirstEnergy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. FirstEnergy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Duke Energy and FirstEnergy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Duke Energy08202.20
FirstEnergy16602.38

Duke Energy currently has a consensus price target of $100.60, indicating a potential upside of 1.83%. FirstEnergy has a consensus price target of $39.5833, indicating a potential upside of 12.58%. Given FirstEnergy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FirstEnergy is more favorable than Duke Energy.

Volatility and Risk

Duke Energy has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstEnergy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Duke Energy and FirstEnergy's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Duke Energy$25.08 billion3.03$3.75 billion$5.0619.52
FirstEnergy$11.04 billion1.73$912 million$2.5813.63

Duke Energy has higher revenue and earnings than FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Duke Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

FirstEnergy beats Duke Energy on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Southern (NYSE:SO) and FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

The Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. FirstEnergy pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. The Southern pays out 82.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. FirstEnergy pays out 60.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Southern has increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years and FirstEnergy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. FirstEnergy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Southern and FirstEnergy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Southern$21.42 billion3.15$4.75 billion$3.1120.54
FirstEnergy$11.04 billion1.73$912 million$2.5813.63

The Southern has higher revenue and earnings than FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Southern, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares The Southern and FirstEnergy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Southern15.80%10.08%2.69%
FirstEnergy6.64%20.15%3.34%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.6% of The Southern shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of FirstEnergy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of The Southern shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of FirstEnergy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

The Southern has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstEnergy has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for The Southern and FirstEnergy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Southern32802.38
FirstEnergy16602.38

The Southern presently has a consensus price target of $65.1538, suggesting a potential upside of 1.98%. FirstEnergy has a consensus price target of $39.5833, suggesting a potential upside of 12.58%. Given FirstEnergy's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FirstEnergy is more favorable than The Southern.

Summary

The Southern beats FirstEnergy on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) and FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Eversource Energy has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstEnergy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Eversource Energy and FirstEnergy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Eversource Energy13.57%8.88%2.83%
FirstEnergy6.64%20.15%3.34%

Dividends

Eversource Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. FirstEnergy pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Eversource Energy pays out 69.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FirstEnergy pays out 60.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Eversource Energy has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and FirstEnergy has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. FirstEnergy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eversource Energy and FirstEnergy's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Eversource Energy$8.53 billion3.55$909.05 million$3.4525.55
FirstEnergy$11.04 billion1.73$912 million$2.5813.63

FirstEnergy has higher revenue and earnings than Eversource Energy. FirstEnergy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eversource Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.8% of Eversource Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of FirstEnergy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Eversource Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of FirstEnergy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Eversource Energy and FirstEnergy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Eversource Energy26402.17
FirstEnergy16602.38

Eversource Energy presently has a consensus price target of $90.1667, suggesting a potential upside of 2.28%. FirstEnergy has a consensus price target of $39.5833, suggesting a potential upside of 12.58%. Given FirstEnergy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FirstEnergy is more favorable than Eversource Energy.

Summary

FirstEnergy beats Eversource Energy on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) and Edison International (NYSE:EIX) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for FirstEnergy and Edison International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
FirstEnergy16602.38
Edison International03702.70

FirstEnergy currently has a consensus target price of $39.5833, suggesting a potential upside of 12.58%. Edison International has a consensus target price of $68.40, suggesting a potential upside of 12.04%. Given FirstEnergy's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe FirstEnergy is more favorable than Edison International.

Dividends

FirstEnergy pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Edison International pays an annual dividend of $2.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. FirstEnergy pays out 60.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Edison International pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. FirstEnergy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Edison International has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.0% of FirstEnergy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Edison International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of FirstEnergy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Edison International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares FirstEnergy and Edison International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
FirstEnergy6.64%20.15%3.34%
Edison International3.23%10.57%2.51%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FirstEnergy and Edison International's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
FirstEnergy$11.04 billion1.73$912 million$2.5813.63
Edison International$12.35 billion1.88$1.41 billion$4.7012.99

Edison International has higher revenue and earnings than FirstEnergy. Edison International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FirstEnergy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

FirstEnergy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Edison International has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Edison International beats FirstEnergy on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) and FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PPL and FirstEnergy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PPL09602.40
FirstEnergy16602.38

PPL currently has a consensus target price of $34.1786, suggesting a potential upside of 18.92%. FirstEnergy has a consensus target price of $39.5833, suggesting a potential upside of 12.58%. Given PPL's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe PPL is more favorable than FirstEnergy.

Dividends

PPL pays an annual dividend of $1.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. FirstEnergy pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. PPL pays out 67.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FirstEnergy pays out 60.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. PPL has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and FirstEnergy has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. PPL is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.2% of PPL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of FirstEnergy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of PPL shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of FirstEnergy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares PPL and FirstEnergy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PPL21.93%13.76%3.91%
FirstEnergy6.64%20.15%3.34%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PPL and FirstEnergy's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PPL$7.77 billion2.85$1.75 billion$2.4511.73
FirstEnergy$11.04 billion1.73$912 million$2.5813.63

PPL has higher earnings, but lower revenue than FirstEnergy. PPL is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FirstEnergy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

PPL has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstEnergy has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

PPL beats FirstEnergy on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


FirstEnergy Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
NextEra Energy logo
NEE
NextEra Energy
1.8$79.13flat$155.21 billion$19.20 billion39.86Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Duke Energy logo
DUK
Duke Energy
1.8$98.79flat$75.77 billion$25.08 billion36.19Analyst Report
The Southern logo
SO
The Southern
2.0$63.89flat$67.51 billion$21.42 billion21.30Analyst Report
Insider Selling
News Coverage
Eversource Energy logo
ES
Eversource Energy
1.8$88.16flat$30.02 billion$8.53 billion24.97Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Edison International logo
EIX
Edison International
2.0$61.05flat$22.90 billion$12.35 billion61.67News Coverage
PPL logo
PPL
PPL
2.2$28.74flat$22.09 billion$7.77 billion14.23
Entergy logo
ETR
Entergy
2.2$104.18flat$20.79 billion$10.88 billion15.12Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
Pinnacle West Capital logo
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
1.9$83.52flat$9.42 billion$3.47 billion14.86
OGE Energy logo
OGE
OGE Energy
1.7$32.86flat$6.53 billion$2.23 billion-34.23
IDACORP logo
IDA
IDACORP
2.0$99.76flat$5.04 billion$1.35 billion20.44Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Hawaiian Electric Industries logo
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1.5$42.37flat$4.63 billion$2.87 billion21.62Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Portland General Electric logo
POR
Portland General Electric
1.9$49.47flat$4.43 billion$2.12 billion27.03Decrease in Short Interest
PNM Resources logo
PNM
PNM Resources
1.9$49.45flat$4.24 billion$1.46 billion20.18
Array Technologies logo
ARRY
Array Technologies
1.6$29.02flat$3.69 billionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
Lockup Expiration
News Coverage
ALLETE logo
ALE
ALLETE
1.8$70.16flat$3.63 billion$1.24 billion20.57
MGE Energy logo
MGEE
MGE Energy
1.8$73.53flat$2.65 billion$568.85 million27.85
Otter Tail logo
OTTR
Otter Tail
1.8$46.56flat$1.93 billion$919.50 million19.40News Coverage
Unitil logo
UTL
Unitil
2.0$49.39flat$732.00 million$438.20 million24.45
This page was last updated on 4/14/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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