Analyst Ratings for AES Corp. (AES)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering AES Corp. (NYSE:AES) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, AES was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AES. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 15, implying potential capital gains of 35.01 percent. The minimum price target given was 11, implying potential capital losses of -0.99 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.38 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.79 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.94 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

AES has a 52-week high of 13.32 and a 52-week low of 10.60. Today's price is 4.81 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 16.59 percent. AES has a price/earnings ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AES value stock report compares AES to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.42 billion. AES's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.