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OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $40.60.

In other OGE Energy Corp. news, CAO H Scott Forbes sold 6,196 shares of OGE Energy Corp. stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction of $223,056.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) opened at 36.88 on Friday. OGE Energy Corp. has a 52 week low of $32.85 and a 52 week high of $40.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $36.70 and a 200-day moving average of $36.47. The company has a market cap of $7.348 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.41.

OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $611.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $594.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.46 earnings per share. OGE Energy Corp.’s revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that OGE Energy Corp. will post $2.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of OGE Energy Corp. in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $42.00. Finally, analysts at Argus upgraded shares of OGE Energy Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 14th. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock.

OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) is an energy and energy services provider offering physical delivery and related services for both electricity and natural gas in the south central United States.

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