4. As of noon trading, Calpine ( CPN) is down $0.18 (-0.9%) to $19.53 on light volume Thus far, 986,845 shares of Calpine exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.46-$19.69 after having opened the day at $19.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.71.

Calpine Corporation, an independent wholesale power generation company, owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. It operates natural gas-fired combustion turbines and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines, as well as cogeneration power plants. Calpine has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 110.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Calpine a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Calpine as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Calpine Ratings Report now.

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