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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for LNT. The highest price target was 45, implying potential capital gains of 10.62 percent. The lowest price target was 35, which equates to a potential downside of -13.96 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 upwards by an average of 1.53 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.53 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of LNT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 20.99 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of LNT is 1.17.

In the last 52-weeks, LNT has achieved a high of 42.19 and a low of 34.88. Currently the stock is 16.63 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.58 percent. LNT has a price/earnings 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 market cap of LNT is $9.24 billion. LNT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.