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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CMS. The most optimistic price target was 50, implying a possible profit of 7.99 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, which equates to a potential downside of -17.93 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.19 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.71 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CMS to grow at a rate of 1.76 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CMS has a PEG ratio of 12.51.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CMS hit 48.37 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 38.78. Today's price is 19.39 percent above the 52-week 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.