Analyst Ratings for Alliant Energy Corp. (LNT)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Alliant Energy Corp. (NYSE:LNT) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, LNT was issued an average rating of Overweight.

3 analysts declared LNT a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LNT. The maximum price target given was 45, implying potential capital gains of 10.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, implying a possible loss of -13.96 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.53 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.53 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LNT to grow at a rate of 20.99 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. LNT has a PEG ratio of 1.17.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LNT hit 42.19 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 34.88. Currently the stock is 16.63 percent higher than its low, and 3.58 percent below the high. LNT has a P/E ratio of 24.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LNT value stock report compares LNT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.24 billion. LNT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.