1. As of noon trading, FirstEnergy ( FE) is down $0.19 (-0.5%) to $40.66 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of FirstEnergy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.60-$41.21 after having opened the day at $40.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.85. FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in the United States. The company operates in Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. FirstEnergy has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate FirstEnergy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates FirstEnergy as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full FirstEnergy Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the utilities sector could consider Utilities Select Sector SPDR ( XLU) while those bearish on the utilities sector could consider ProShares UltraShort Utilities ( SDP). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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