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Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG) is a leading utilities-diversified business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$61.44 after a previous close of US$61.63. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD61.35 to a high of USD61.845. The latest price was USD61.8 (25 minute delay). Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated

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  3. Search for Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PEG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$61.27, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated share price

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Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$61.44
HighUS$61.845
LowUS$61.35
CloseUS$61.8
Previous closeUS$61.63
Change US$0.17
Change % 0.2758%
Volume 1,239,241
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$45.0698 - US$63.7648
50-day moving average US$62.3103
200-day moving average US$59.2429
Target priceUS$67.74
PE ratio 14.8053
Dividend yield US$1.98 (3.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.16

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Is it a good time to buy Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated stock?

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Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $61.8

1 week (2021-06-07) 1.53%
1 month (2021-05-14) -1.15%
3 months (2021-03-12) 7.12%
6 months (2020-12-14) 9.52%
1 year (2020-06-12) 24.32%
2 years (2019-06-14) 1.38%
3 years (2018-06-14) 18.35%
5 years (2016-06-14) 38.91%

Is Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated under- or over-valued?

Valuing Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's P/E ratio

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's PEG ratio

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3344. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's EBITDA

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM US$9.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.3%
Gross profit TTM US$3.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.99%
Return on equity TTM 13.35%
Profit margin 21.68%
Book value 32.296
Market capitalisation US$31.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares

There are currently 4.7 million Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 15.6% down from 5.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 2.27. In other words for every 100,000 Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2270 shares are currently held short.

However Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated stock.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.04

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's overall score of 31.04 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 55th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.99/100

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's environmental score of 13.99 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's social score

Social score: 9.58/100

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's social score of 9.58 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's governance score

Governance score: 4.98/100

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.04
Total ESG percentile 54.8
Environmental score 13.99
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 9.58
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 4.98
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated share dividends

54%

Dividend payout ratio: 54.35% of net profits

Recently Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 54.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 3.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $1.98 per share.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's shares ever split?

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 February 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's share price.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$45.0698 up to US$63.7648. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PEG.US volatility(beta: 0.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's is 0.5598. This would suggest that Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated overview

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. It operates through two segments, PSE&G and PSEG Power. The PSE&G segment transmits electricity; distributes electricity and gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as invests in solar generation projects, and energy efficiency and related programs; and offers appliance services and repairs. As of December 31, 2020, it had electric transmission and distribution system of 25,000 circuit miles and 860,000 poles; 54 switching stations with an installed capacity of 38,353 megavolt-amperes (MVA), and 245 substations with an installed capacity of 8,647 MVA; four electric distribution headquarters and five electric sub-headquarters; and 18,000 miles of gas mains, 12 gas distribution headquarters, two sub-headquarters, and one meter shop, as well as 58 natural gas metering and regulating stations. The Power segment operates nuclear, gas, oil-fired, and renewable generation assets. It has total generating output was approximately 52,900 gigawatts hours; and owns and operates 467 MW direct current of photovoltaic solar generation facilities. Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated was incorporated in 1985 and is based in Newark, New Jersey.

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