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Reasons to Add MGE Energy (MGEE) Stock to Your Portfolio Now

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MGE Energy Inc.’s (MGEE - Free Report) strong fundamentals and a solid financial position with favorable growth estimates make it a good investment choice.

MGE Energy currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Growth Projections

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2024 earnings has moved north by 0.3% in the past 60 days and is currently pegged at $3.69 per share.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2024 sales is pegged at $706.8 million, implying year-over-year growth of 2.4%.


MGE Energy continues to reward its shareholders with dividend payments. It has paid cash dividends for more than 110 years. Management has approved an annual increase in dividends for the past 48 years.

MGEE’s current dividend yield is 2.13%, which is better than the Zacks S&P 500 composite’s average yield of 1.57%.

Debt to Capital

MGE Energy’s debt to capital at the end of the first quarter of 2024 was 38.24%, comparing favorably with the industry’s 54.69%. This indicates that the company is utilizing much less debt to run its operations compared with peers. This definitely lowers the capital servicing expenses amid the still high-interest rate scenario.

Return on Equity

The company’s return on equity for the trailing 12 months is 11.72%, comparing favorably with the industry’s 9.91%. This uptrend reflects MGEE’s higher efficiency in utilizing its shareholders’ funds than its peers.

Price Performance

In the past year, the stock has gained 6.2% compared with the industry’s rally of 5.6%.


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Other Stocks to Consider

A few other top-ranked stocks from the same industry are DTE Energy (DTE - Free Report) , Evergy (EVRG - Free Report) and Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG - Free Report) , each carrying a Zacks Rank #2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) Rank stocks here.

The long-term (three to five years) earnings growth of DTE Energy, Evergy and Public Service Enterprise Group is projected at 8.2%, 5% and 5.36%, respectively.

In the past 60 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for DTE Energy, Evergy and Public Service Enterprise Group’s 2024 earnings has risen 0.2%,0.3% and 0.3%, respectively.


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