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.

CMS was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 50, which equates to a potential upside of 7.99 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 38, which equates to a potential downside of -17.93 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CMS to grow at a rate of 1.76 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CMS has a PEG ratio of 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 lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $13.15 billion. CMS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.