The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of MGE Energy. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -0.30 % over the last twelve months. The higher the EPS growth rate, the higher the value that is added to shareholders and a good reflection on the performance of the management at MGE Energy.



MGE Energy is in the utilities sector and regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Jeffrey M. Keebler. MGE Energy Inc is a public utility holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, generates and distributes electricity and purchases and distributes natural gas.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The MGEE shares had a previous change of 1.90% which opened at 58.65 and closed at 59.63. It moved to an intraday high of 59.75 and a low of 57.70.

Business Wire:  MGE Energy Issues December 2018 ‘Interim Report’

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, MGEE shares returned 2.47% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.95%. Over three months, it changed -7.54%. In one year it has changed -0.68% and within that year its 52-week high was 68.95 and its 52-week low was 51.05. MGEE stock is 16.81% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 61.39 and a 50 day moving average of 63.26. Right now, MGEE stock is trading -2.87% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

Business Wire:  MGE Energy Issues December 2018 ‘Interim Report’

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $2.1b with 34.7m shares outstanding and a float of 34.6m shares. Trading volume was 54,053 shares and has experienced an average volume of 105,866 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for MGE Energy was 2.83 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.07.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.85
06-30-2018:  0.53
03-31-2018:  0.58
12-31-2017:  0.45

The dividend per share is currently 1.35, which is a dividend yield of 2.26%.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.10% of insider ownership and 58.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 0.34

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.29%, return on assets is 5.50%, profit margin is 18.57%, price-to-sales is 3.62 and price-to-book is 2.55.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 4  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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