3. As of noon trading, Sempra Energy ( SRE) is up $0.65 (0.8%) to $81.20 on light volume. Thus far, 384,617 shares of Sempra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.32-$81.44 after having opened the day at $80.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.55.

Sempra Energy, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy services company. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment is involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution electricity; and sale, distribution, and transportation of natural gas in California. Sempra Energy has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sempra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sempra Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Sempra Energy Ratings Report now.

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