Portland Stock Story

POR -  USA Stock  

USD 47.00  0.76  1.64%

As many rational traders are trying to avoid utilities space, it makes sense to sum up Portland General Electric a little further and understand how it stands against Duke Energy and other similar entities. We are going to discuss some of the competitive aspects of both Portland and Duke Energy.
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Portland General Electric Current Investor Sentiment

Investor biases related to Portland General's public news can be used to forecast risks associated with investment in Portland. The trend in average sentiment can be used to explain how an investor holding Portland can time the market purely based on public headlines and social activities around Portland General Electric. Please note that most equiteis that are difficult to arbitrage are affected by market sentiment the most.
Portland General's market sentiment shows the aggregated news analyzed to detect positive and negative mentions from the text and comments. The data is normalized to provide daily scores for Portland General's and other traded tickers. The bigger the bubble, the more accurate is the estimated score. Higher bars for a given day show more participation in the average Portland General's news discussions. The higher the estimate score, the more favorable is the investor's outlook on Portland General.
Will Portland General (NYSE:POR) shadow Duke Energy price growth?
By analyzing existing basic indicators between Portland General and Duke Energy, you can compare the effects of market volatilities on both companies' prices and check if they can diversify away market risk if combined in one of your portfolios. You can also utilize pair trading strategies for matching a long position in Duke Energy with a short position in Portland General. Check out our pair correlation module for more information.

Let's begin by analyzing the assets.
The asset utilization indicator refers to the revenue earned for every dollar of assets a company currently reports. Portland General has an asset utilization ratio of 32.45 percent. This connotes that the company is making $0.32 for each dollar of assets. An increasing asset utilization means that Portland General Electric is more efficient with each dollar of assets it utilizes for everyday operations.

How important is Portland General's Liquidity

Portland General financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Portland General Electric ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Portland General financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Portland General's total debt and its cash.

How does Portland utilize its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Portland General, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Portland General is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Portland General cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.
Portland General Net Cash Flow from Operations is relatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Portland General reported last year Net Cash Flow from Operations of 532 Million

A Deeper look at Portland

Revenue is income that a firm generates from business activities such us rendering services or selling goods to customers. It is a crucial part of a business and an essential item when evaluating a company's financial statements. Revenues from a firm's primary business operations can be reported on the income statement as sales revenue, net sales, or simply sales, depending on the industry in which a given company operates.
Revenue is typically recorded when cash or cash equivalents are exchanged for services or goods and can include product or services discounts, promotions, as well as early payments on invoices or services rendered in advance.

Revenue Breakdown

Let me now go over Portland General revenue. Based on the latest financial disclosure, Portland General Electric reported 2.34 B of revenue. This is 40.91% lower than that of the Utilities sector and significantly higher than that of the Utilities—Regulated Electric industry. The revenue for all United States stocks is 75.2% higher than that of Portland General. As for Duke Energy we see revenue of 24.22 B, which is much higher than that of the Utilities—Regulated Electric

24.2 B
POR2.34 Billion8.81
DUK24.22 Billion91.19

Portland General has a good chance to finish above $51 in 2 months

Latest Risk Adjusted Performance is up to 0.05. Price may fall again. Portland General Electric has relatively low volatility with skewness of -0.27 and kurtosis of 0.25. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Portland General Electric to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Portland General's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Portland General's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Portland General Implied Volatility

Portland General's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Portland General Electric stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Portland General's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Portland General stock will not fluctuate a lot when Portland General's options are near their expiration.

When is the right time to buy or sell Portland General Electric? Buying stocks such as Portland General isn't very hard. However, what challenging for most investors is doing it at the right time. Proper market timing is something most people cannot do without sophisticated tools, which help to isolate the right opportunities, deliver winning trades and diversify portfolios on a daily basis.
With a less-than optimistic outlook for your 90 days horizon, it may be a good time to exit some or all of your Portland General holdings as it seems the potential growth was already fully factored into the current price. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Portland General.

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