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 minimum price target given was 35, implying a possible loss of -13.96 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 1.53 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of LNT is 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 lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of LNT is $9.24 billion. LNT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.