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Lowest P/E Ratio in the Electric Utilities Industry Detected in Shares of Entergy (ETR, FE, EXC, PPL, GXP)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Electric Utilities industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Entergy ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 11.27. FirstEnergy is next with a a P/E ratio of 11.39. Exelon ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 13.78.

PPL follows with a a P/E ratio of 16.03, and Great Plains Energy rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 17.43.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of PPL on October 31st, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $34.21. Since that recommendation, shares of PPL have risen 15.7%. We continue to monitor PPL for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: lowest p/e ratio entergy firstenergy exelon great plains energy

Ticker(s): ETR FE EXC PPL GXP