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PG&E (PCG) Competitors

$17.69
+0.03 (+0.17%)
(As of 12:09 PM ET)

PCG vs. SRE, D, PEG, ED, WEC, DTE, CNP, AEE, CMS, and NI

Should you be buying PG&E stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of PG&E include Sempra (SRE), Dominion Energy (D), Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), Consolidated Edison (ED), WEC Energy Group (WEC), DTE Energy (DTE), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Ameren (AEE), CMS Energy (CMS), and NiSource (NI). These companies are all part of the "multi-utilities" industry.

PG&E vs.

Sempra (NYSE:SRE) and PG&E (NYSE:PCG) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, media sentiment, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and community ranking.

In the previous week, Sempra had 1 more articles in the media than PG&E. MarketBeat recorded 9 mentions for Sempra and 8 mentions for PG&E. PG&E's average media sentiment score of 1.03 beat Sempra's score of 0.85 indicating that Sempra is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Sempra
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
PG&E
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sempra$16.72B2.84$3.08B$4.5116.67
PG&E$24.43B2.08$2.26B$1.1215.77

89.7% of Sempra shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of PG&E shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Sempra shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of PG&E shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

PG&E received 393 more outperform votes than Sempra when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 63.32% of users gave PG&E an outperform vote while only 60.13% of users gave Sempra an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
SempraOutperform Votes
472
60.13%
Underperform Votes
313
39.87%
PG&EOutperform Votes
865
63.32%
Underperform Votes
501
36.68%

Sempra currently has a consensus price target of $82.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.94%. PG&E has a consensus price target of $20.22, indicating a potential upside of 14.51%. Given Sempra's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PG&E is more favorable than Sempra.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sempra
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.89
PG&E
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75

Sempra has a net margin of 20.99% compared to Sempra's net margin of 10.05%. Sempra's return on equity of 11.32% beat PG&E's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sempra20.99% 8.95% 3.34%
PG&E 10.05%11.32%2.27%

Sempra has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PG&E has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Sempra pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. PG&E pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Sempra pays out 54.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PG&E pays out 3.6% 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. Sempra has raised its dividend for 21 consecutive years. Sempra is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Sempra beats PG&E on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding PCG and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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PCG vs. The Competition

MetricPG&EElectric & other services combined IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$50.85B$15.86B$11.03B$17.78B
Dividend Yield0.22%3.71%4.30%3.62%
P/E Ratio15.7713.7590.2524.28
Price / Sales2.081.9425.7114.57
Price / Cash7.307.5852.4419.17
Price / Book1.821.581.884.56
Net Income$2.26B$825.02M$532.76M$971.75M
7 Day Performance-0.73%0.43%0.06%1.88%
1 Month Performance-4.33%-2.09%-1.14%-0.50%
1 Year Performance4.56%-7.38%0.38%11.76%

PG&E Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SRE
Sempra
4.3856 of 5 stars
$75.10
+0.3%
$82.00
+9.2%
+4.7%$47.32B$16.72B16.6316,835Positive News
D
Dominion Energy
3.8719 of 5 stars
$49.43
0.0%
$51.73
+4.6%
-5.0%$41.40B$14.39B25.4817,700Positive News
PEG
Public Service Enterprise Group
4.708 of 5 stars
$73.30
+0.3%
$71.67
-2.2%
+18.7%$36.51B$11.24B20.3012,543
ED
Consolidated Edison
4.8168 of 5 stars
$90.39
-0.3%
$89.58
-0.9%
-0.4%$31.26B$14.66B17.3514,592Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Positive News
WEC
WEC Energy Group
4.2042 of 5 stars
$78.05
-0.4%
$85.92
+10.1%
-11.0%$24.65B$8.89B17.047,000Positive News
DTE
DTE Energy
4.6129 of 5 stars
$110.57
-0.2%
$115.44
+4.4%
+0.8%$22.88B$12.75B18.109,950Dividend Announcement
Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
CNP
CenterPoint Energy
3.5746 of 5 stars
$31.01
+1.0%
$30.80
-0.7%
+8.9%$19.83B$8.70B21.838,827Analyst Forecast
AEE
Ameren
4.5616 of 5 stars
$70.24
-0.2%
$79.70
+13.5%
-13.1%$18.73B$7.50B16.159,372Analyst Forecast
CMS
CMS Energy
4.4396 of 5 stars
$58.94
-0.6%
$64.27
+9.0%
+1.6%$17.57B$7.46B17.978,356Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
Positive News
NI
NiSource
4.1969 of 5 stars
$28.07
+0.3%
$29.50
+5.1%
+6.0%$12.58B$5.51B18.357,411Positive News

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This page (NYSE:PCG) was last updated on 6/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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