The AES stock: buy or sell?

AES stock price: $20.93 0.48% At close on February 14th, 2020

Updated on:
February 14th, 2020

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The AES shares raised 0.48% to $20.93 on February/14.

The AES Corporation operates as a diversified power generation and utility company. It owns and\u002For operates power plants to generate and sell power to customers, such as utilities, industrial users, and other intermediaries.

Should I buy The AES stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Just 1 of our buy setups matches with The AES stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is The AES stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for AES stock for the last 30 days.

The AES stock analysis

Daily outlook

The AES ended on Feb 14th at $20.93 and raised a slightly good 0.48%.

The AES raised a slightly good 0.48% and closed at $20.93. Since December when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, AES price gained $1.31 per share (6.68%). Since October when AES stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $4.74 (29.28%).

AES stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

The AES shares grew 2.10% this week, ending at $20.93.

The AES shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom late January, AES stock climbed unceasignly breaking out above its last top at $20.56. By mid December 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 11.39%. Since late October 2019 when AES stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $4.79 (29.68%).

AES stock chart (weekly)

The AES stock price history

The AES stock went public on June 26th, 1991 with a price of $1.291. Since then, AES stock grew a 1,522.50%, with an average of 54.40% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in The AES stock in 1991, it would worth $15,225.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

The AES stock historical price chart

AES stock reached 52-week highs on Wednesday at $21.01, and all-time highs 2000-10-03 with a price of 57.41.

The AES stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not found any price target for The AES stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

The AES presented fine results for 2018-Q4 on February. The AES stepped up Earnings per Share (EPS) by 9.10%, beating analysts of $0.33. The AES posted $0.36.
AES earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.07n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.18n/a
2017-Q32017-11-020.290.24-17.2%
2017-Q42018-02-270.320.4334.4%
2018-Q12018-05-080.250.2812.0%
2018-Q22018-08-070.280.25-10.7%
2018-Q32018-11-060.290.3520.7%
2018-Q42019-02-270.330.369.1%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, The AES annual revenues inched a slightly good 1.96% to $10,736.00 M dollars from $10,530.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) boosted a 22.23% to 11.21%.

AES annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$15,880 M-$284 M1.8%-
2014$17,146 M7.97%$769 M4.5%170.77%
2015$14,963 M-12.73%$306 M2.0%-60.21%
2016$13,586 M-9.20%$-1,130.00 M-8.3%-469.28%
2017$10,530 M-22.49%$-1,161.00 M-11.0%2.74%
2018$10,736 M1.96%$1,203 M11.2%-203.62%

Quarterly financial results

The AES posted $2,622.00 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -7.58% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $128.00 million with a profit margin of 4.88%. Profit margin grew a 1.32% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.56%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, The AES sales marked a disappointing move and remained steady a -0.79%.
AES quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$3,480 M-$-24 M-0.7%-
2017-Q2$3,470 M-0.29%$53 M1.5%-320.83%
2017-Q3$3,632 M4.67%$152 M4.2%186.79%
2017-Q4$2,643 M-27.23%$-1,342 M-50.8%-982.89%
2018-Q1$2,740 M3.67%$684 M25.0%-150.97%
2018-Q2$2,537 M-7.41%$290 M11.4%-57.60%
2018-Q3$2,837 M11.82%$101 M3.6%-65.17%
2018-Q4$2,622 M-7.58%$128 M4.9%26.73%

The AES ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

The AES shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.35% of all shares.

Bearish positions for AES stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to The AES:

AES
Market cap$13.9 B
Total shares663.9 M
Float shares661.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)100.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

The AES summary

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Open$20.85
Close$20.93
Day range$20.82 - $20.97
Previous close$20.83
Session gain0.48%
Average true range$0.30
50d mov avg$19.88
100d mov avg$18.43
200d mov avg$17.18
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03c

The AES performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We chose as the bechmarking frame for The AES stock.
Stock3m6m12m
AESThe AES14.25%39.81%27.62%

The AES competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as The AES competitor. This doesn't mean The AES does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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