NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sempra Energy (SRE) - Get Report stock is down 3.54% to $95.43 in mid-afternoon trading on Friday after the company reported lower-than-expected revenue during the 2015 fourth quarter.
Before the market open on Friday, the San Diego-based natural gas utilities holding company reported earnings of $1.47 per share, beating Wall Street's forecasts of $1.32 per share.
However, revenue of $2.7 billion missed analysts' estimates of $3.81 billion.
Additionally, the gas leak at Sempra's subsidiary, SouthernCaliforniaGasCo., was sealed last week, the company said in a statement. Costs associated with the leak, which affected a region near Los Angeles, will total about $330 million, the Los Angeles Times reports.
"We recognize the disruption the leak has caused to SoCalGas customers living in the neighborhoods adjacent to the Aliso Canyon facility," Sempra CEO Debra Reed said in a statement. "SoCalGas is committed to helping local residents return to their normal lives as quickly as possible and also will support forward-looking regulations to ensure the safety of natural gas storage operations going forward."
Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of B. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: SRE