Analyst Ratings for CMS Energy Corp. (CMS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE:CMS) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, CMS was issued an average rating of Overweight.

6 analysts declared CMS a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CMS. The highest price target was 50, implying a possible profit of 7.99 percent. The lowest price target was 38, implying potential capital losses of -17.93 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.19 percent. That number becomes -0.71 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of CMS to grow at a rate of 1.76 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CMS is 12.51.

CMS has a 52-week high of 48.37 and a 52-week low of 38.78. Currently the stock is 19.39 percent higher than its low, and 4.28 percent below the high. CMS has a P/E ratio of 22.01. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CMS value stock report compares CMS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CMS is $13.15 billion. CMS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.