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Latest Performance: El Paso Electric Company (NYSE: EE)


El Paso Electric Company is part of the regulated utilities industry and utilities sector. The company CEO is Mary E. Kipp. El Paso Electric Co is a public utility company which is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in in the Southwestern U.S.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The EE stock showed a previous change of -0.57% with an open at 59.52 and a close of 58.83. It reached an intraday high of 59.57 and a low of 58.93.

SeekingAlpha:  El Paso Electric Company (EE) CEO Mary Kipp on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The stock has a market cap of $2.4b with 40.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 39.5m shares. Trading volume reached 201,826 shares compared to its average volume of 241,153 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, El Paso Electric Company shares returned 2.74% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 15.52%. Over three months, it changed 8.66%. In one year it has changed 24.84% and within that year its 52-week high was 64.35 and its 52-week low was 47.99. EE stock is 22.59% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 56.78 and a 50 day moving average of 52.86. Currently EE stock is trading 3.61% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

SeekingAlpha:  El Paso Electric Co. 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.5 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 28.42. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.00. The TTM EPS is 2.50, which comes to a TTM PE of 23.53. Historically, the PE high was 28.42 and the PE low was 14.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 37.25, which is a decrease of -36.68%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.07
09-30-2018:  1.79
06-30-2018:  0.76
03-31-2018:  -0.12

The dividend per share is currently 1.44, which is a dividend yield of 2.43%. Also, the payout ratio is 57.60%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 7.43, which means it may be overvalued by -692.27%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 149.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 414,654, which is 1.02% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.00. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.49

SeekingAlpha:  El Paso Electric reports Q4 results

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 7.47%, return on assets is 2.42%, profit margin is 9.56%, price-to-sales is 2.68 and price-to-book is 2.08.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 0  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.