Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Portland General Electric Co (NYSE:POR) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

The P/E ratio is 28.08 and the market cap is 199.57B. Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. About 495,009 shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.60% the S&P500. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Neutral" on Tuesday, July 28. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, July 17 by Oppenheimer. The ex-dividend date will be on Friday September 15th, 2017. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, September 1 report. (NASDAQ:WFM) earned "Underperform" rating by Cleveland on Monday, October 26. Its down 0.28, from 1.45 in 2017Q1. At Bancshares invested in 110,879 shares. 14 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 960,065 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. 5 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. Ls Investment Advsrs Ltd Llc has 0% invested in XO Group Inc (NYSE:XOXO) for 824 shares. Briefly looking at some recent volatility numbers, we can see that shares have been noted at 2.12% for the week, and 1.85% for the past month. 141,325 are owned by Invesco. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 0% in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). Pathstone Family Office Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 15,124 shares. Sigma Investment Counselors Incorporated holds 0.06% or 15,447 shares. Barnett & Company Inc., a Tennessee-based fund reported 38,857 shares.#img1#.

POR slightly down -0.24% to close at $46.59. First Midwest National Bank & Trust Trust Division accumulated 22,352 shares or 0.05% of the stock. The data from the past twelve months tells a different story: insiders executed 14 buys and 33 sells, and ownership decreased by a net of 383385 shares. Zero analysts have made estimates for El Paso Electric Company's earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.60 to $0.73. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. XOXO's profit will be $2.57M for 49.88 P/E if the $0.10 EPS becomes a reality. On average, analysts forecast that El Paso Electric Company will post $2.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

3 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Oct 20, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 30900.7 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 31122 million and 30525 million respectively. It also upped Fortive Corporation stake by 5,470 shares and now owns 71,300 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 85 investors sold GE shares while 816 reduced holdings. Also, the number of funds holding Portland General Electric Co in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number. El Paso Electric Company reported earnings per share of $0.55 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 21.8%. Guardian Life Ins Co Of America has 19,701 shares. 8,842 are held by Northrock Ptnrs Ltd Liability. Fin Professionals holds 0.1% or 8,558 shares. First Merchants has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Ullmann Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in General Electric in the 1st quarter valued at $106,000. Lbmc Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 12,127 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) for 6,287 shares. General Electric's dividend payout ratio is 118.52%. Moreover, Fin Svcs Corp has 0.96% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). 599,933 are held by Community Tru. Lincoln Ltd Liability invested 0.17% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Zacks Investment Research upgraded Portland General Electric from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Therefore 17% are positive. General Electric Company had 62 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus cut their price objective on General Electric from $30.00 to $27.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 18th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by TheStreet. Vetr raised General Electric from a strong sell rating to a sell rating and set a $21.63 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan with "Sell" on Monday, October 9. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Monday, October 10 by. The rating was maintained by S&P Research on Tuesday, October 20 with "Buy".

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