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.

Several price targets were given for CMS by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 50, implying potential capital gains of 7.99 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.19 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CMS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.76 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, CMS has achieved a high of 48.37 and a low of 38.78. Today's price is 19.39 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.28 percent below the high. CMS has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.