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18% of stocks are less volatile than Portland, and above 99% of all equities are expected to generate higher returns over the next 60 days. As many old-fashioned traders are trying to avoid utilities space, it makes sense to sum up Portland General Electric a little further and try to understand its current volatility patterns. We will discuss if the expected returns on Portland General will justify its current volatility. Portland General's low volatility may still impact the value of the stock as we estimate it as currently undervalued. The real value, based on our analysis, is getting close to 46.33 per share.
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Should you exit Portland General (NYSE:POR) after the latest volatility spike?
Portland General Electric has roughly 30 M in cash with 545 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 0.34.

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.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions. It is good to see analyst projects for Portland General, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

An Additional Perspective On Portland General Ele

This firm reported the last year's revenue of 2.12 B. Total Income to common stockholders was 222 M with profit before taxes, overhead, and interest of 1.19 B.
 2018 2019 2020 (projected)
Receivables193 M167 M153.96 M
Inventories84 M96 M83.16 M

Momentum Analysis of Portland General suggests possible reversal in August

Latest coefficient of variation indicator falls down to -2777.3. Possible price gain? As of the 31st of July, Portland General holds the risk adjusted performance of (0.06), and Coefficient Of Variation of (2,777). Compared to fundamental indicators, the technical analysis model allows you to check existing technical drivers of Portland General, as well as the relationship between them. Put it differently, you can use this information to find out if the company will indeed mirror its model of past market data, or the prices will eventually revert. We were able to break down and interpolate nineteen technical drivers for Portland General Ele, which can be compared to its competitors. Please check Portland General Ele information ratio and downside variance to decide if Portland General Ele is priced some-what accurately, providing market reflects its current price of 44.31 per share. Given that Portland General has jensen alpha of (0.21), we recommend you to check out Portland General Ele's recent market performance to make sure the company can sustain itself at a future point.

The Bottom Line

While many of the other players within the utilities?regulated electric industry are still a little expensive, even after the recent corrections, Portland General may offer a potential longer-term growth to retail investors. With an impartial outlook on the current market volatility, it may be better to hold off any inventment activity and neither take up nor exit any shares of Portland General at this time. The Portland General Electric risk-reward trade off is not appealing enough to do any trading. 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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