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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying potential capital gains of 7.99 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, implying a possible loss of -17.93 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.19 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.71 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

The growth rate of CMS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 1.76 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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 below the high by 4.28 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.