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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AES. The maximum price target given was 15, implying a possible profit of 35.01 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 11, implying potential capital losses of -0.99 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.38 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.79 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.94 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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 traded between a high of 13.32 and a low of 10.60 over the past year. Currently the stock is 4.81 percent higher than its low, and 16.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. AES has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.