CMS Energy stock: buy or sell?
January 24th, 2020
CMS Energy Corporation operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan. It operates through three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises.
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Currently, 2 buy setups are elegible for CMS Energy stock now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is CMS Energy stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 11 ratings published for CMS stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-9-6||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-8-26||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-8-16||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-5-16||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-4-22||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-4-11||Bank of America||Neutral||Buy|
CMS Energy stock analysis
CMS Energy ended on January/24 at $67.49 after marking a new all time high ($67.74) and stepped up a nice 1.41%.
CMS Energy shares stepped up 1.41% on January 24th and topped a new all time high at $67.74. On January 3rd CMS price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.
CMS Energy escalated 2.80% this week and touched a new all time high at $67.74. Counting this, it's been 3 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 8.28%.
CMS Energy stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, CMS might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up this week, CMS price climbed $1.84 per share (2.80%). Since early January when CMS stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $5.18 (8.31%).
CMS Energy stock price history
CMS Energy stock historical price chart
CMS stock reached all-time highs on January 24th with a price of $67.74.
CMS Energy stock price target is $61.10Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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. You should not follow the analysts' CMS stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we found 11 price targets for CMS Energy stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-6||UBS Group||Raises Target||$65.00||$68.00||4.6%|
|2019-9-6||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$59.00||$63.00||6.8%|
|2019-9-30||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||$62.00||$63.00||1.6%|
|2019-8-26||Wells Fargo & Co||Raises Target||$66.00||$69.00||4.5%|
|2019-8-16||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$60.00||$59.00||-1.7%|
|2019-5-16||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$56.00||$57.00||1.8%|
|2019-4-22||Credit Suisse Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$58.00||-|
|2019-4-11||Bank of America||Upgrades||n/a||$60.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter posting its last earnings report on April, CMS Energy . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a decent growth of 4.41% to $6,873.00 million dollars. In line, its income margin (compared to sales) appreciated to 9.56%, that is $657.00 million. CMS Energy presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, CMS Energy TTM sales up to March 2019 were $6,979.00 and income $629.00 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem CMS Energy business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, gained a slightly good 1.54%. In contrary, profit margin (net income/sales) stayed constant at 9.56%.
|2013||$6,570 M||-||$452 M6.9%||-|
|2014||$7,179 M||9.27%||$477 M6.6%||5.53%|
|2015||$6,456 M||-10.07%||$523 M8.1%||9.64%|
|2016||$6,399 M||-0.88%||$551 M8.6%||5.35%|
|2017||$6,583 M||2.88%||$460 M7.0%||-16.52%|
|2018||$6,873 M||4.41%||$657 M9.6%||42.83%|
|TTM||$6,979 M||1.54%||$629 M9.0%||-4.26%|
Quarterly financial resultsCMS Energy posted $2,059.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 12.58% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $213.00 M with a profit margin of 10.34%. Profit margin gained a 4.44% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.90%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, CMS Energy sales marked a fine gain and rose a 5.43%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, CMS Energy posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$1,450 M||-||$92 M6.3%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,530 M||5.52%||$172 M11.2%||86.96%|
|2017-Q4||$1,778 M||16.21%||$-3 M-0.2%||-101.74%|
|2018-Q1||$1,953 M||9.84%||$241 M12.3%||-8,133.33%|
|2018-Q2||$1,492 M||-23.60%||$139 M9.3%||-42.32%|
|2018-Q3||$1,599 M||7.17%||$169 M10.6%||21.58%|
|2018-Q4||$1,829 M||14.38%||$108 M5.9%||-36.09%|
|2019-Q1||$2,059 M||12.58%||$213 M10.3%||97.22%|
CMS Energy ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For CMS Energy, 0.47% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for CMS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to CMS Energy:
|Market cap||$19.2 B|
|Total shares||283.8 M|
|Float shares||282.2 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||94.6%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.5%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
CMS Energy summary
|Friday, January 24th, 2020|
|Day range||$66.93 - $67.74|
|Average true range||$0.73|
|50d mov avg||$62.30|
|100d mov avg||$62.55|
|200d mov avg||$59.78|
CMS Energy performanceTo better understand CMS Energy performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for CMS Energy stock.